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Network Automation Cookbook

By : Karim Okasha
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Network Automation Cookbook

By: Karim Okasha

Overview of this book

Network Automation Cookbook is designed to help system administrators, network engineers, and infrastructure automation engineers to centrally manage switches, routers, and other devices in their organization's network. This book will help you gain hands-on experience in automating enterprise networks and take you through core network automation techniques using the latest version of Ansible and Python. With the help of practical recipes, you'll learn how to build a network infrastructure that can be easily managed and updated as it scales through a large number of devices. You'll also cover topics related to security automation and get to grips with essential techniques to maintain network robustness. As you make progress, the book will show you how to automate networks on public cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure. Finally, you will get up and running with Ansible 2.9 and discover troubleshooting techniques and network automation best practices. By the end of this book, you'll be able to use Ansible to automate modern network devices and integrate third-party tools such as NAPALM, NetBox, and Batfish easily to build robust network automation solutions.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Managing network credentials on AWX

In order for AWX to start to interact with our infrastructure and run the required playbook, we need to define the correct network credentials to log in to our network infrastructure. In this recipe, we outline how to create the required network credentials in order for AWX to log in to network devices and start executing playbooks on our managed network inventory. We will also outline how we can use RBAC within AWX to make it easy to share this sensitive data between different teams within the organization.

Getting ready

AWX must be installed and reachable, and the User accounts must be deployed, as outlined in the previous recipe.