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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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In this chapter we have looked at why testing network changes are necessary. We focused on the benefits of utilizing feedback loops to continuously improve network operations. We then explored some of the challenges associated with the way network teams approach network changes and testing and how they will need to adapt and adopt quality assurance best practices to keep up when companies are running a Continuous Delivery model supplemented by a DevOps methodology.

We then looked at how network teams could set up quality gates for testing and looked at some of the tests that could be mapped at each stage of testing. Finally we looked at some available tools that could be used to carry out network testing to implement unit testing, check-lists, and code quality checks.

In this chapter you have learned about different types of test strategies such as unit, component, integration, performance, system, and user acceptance testing. Key takeaways also include quality assurance best practices...