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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)

Running automation tasks using the AWX API

In this recipe, we will outline how to initiate jobs on AWX, using the AWX API. One of the main features in AWX is that it provides a powerful API in order to interact with the AWX system, to query all the objects within AWX, and to execute automation tasks from the AWX framework, such as templates and workflow templates. We can also use the API to list all the users/teams, and all the different resources available and configured on the AWX interface.

Getting ready

The AWX interface must be installed and reachable, and the templates and workflow templates must be configured as outlined in the previous chapters.

In order to execute the command to interact with the AWX API, we will...