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DevOps for Networking

By : Steven Armstrong
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DevOps for Networking

By: Steven Armstrong

Overview of this book

Frustrated that your company’s network changes are still a manual set of activities that slow developers down? It doesn’t need to be that way any longer, as this book will help your company and network teams embrace DevOps and continuous delivery approaches, enabling them to automate all network functions. This book aims to show readers network automation processes they could implement in their organizations. It will teach you the fundamentals of DevOps in networking and how to improve DevOps processes and workflows by providing automation in your network. You will be exposed to various networking strategies that are stopping your organization from scaling new projects quickly. You will see how SDN and APIs are influencing DevOps transformations, which will in turn help you improve the scalability and efficiency of your organizations networks operations. You will also find out how to leverage various configuration management tools such as Ansible, to automate your network. The book will also look at containers and the impact they are having on networking as well as looking at how automation impacts network security in a software-defined network.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
DevOps for Networking
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Testing overview

There are many ways to ensure quality when making operational or development changes.

When combining quality checks and ordering them, they can be used to form a set of quality gates that development, infrastructure, or even network changes should flow through before they reach production. We will briefly touch upon some of the more popular testing strategies that are used to ensure that any changes to a system or application are operating effectively, comprised of the following phases of testing:

Unit testing

One of the most popular types of quality assurance is the unit test. A unit test will test each isolated code operation and make sure that each method or function exhibits the desired behavior with different inputs.

One or more unit tests will be required to make sure that a method or function works as desired. So multiple unit tests may need to be written to test any basic operation asserting either a pass or failure based on one isolated operation.

Unit tests can normally...