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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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Available test tools

Test tools, like all tools, should be used to facilitate test processes and outcomes. So. for every single test quality gate, tools are required to wrap processes, schedule, and execute tests.

There are various test tools available on the market today that network engineers could greatly benefit from using.

Unit testing tools

Network unit testing as said many times before will form part of the continuous integration build process and scheduled by a continuous integration build server.

One open source tool that can help with unit testing network changes is Test Kitchen. Test Kitchen is a unit testing tool which utilizes the Busser framework and can be used to carry out infrastructure testing. Test Kitchen supports many test frameworks such as Bats and RSpec.

The Test Kitchens Busser framework is comprised of the following architectural components:

  • Driver

  • Provisioner

  • Platform

  • Suites

Test Kitchen defines all its plugins using a kitchen.yml file, which outlines the Driver, Provisioner...