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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)

Configuring BGP on Juniper devices

In this recipe, we will outline how to configure BGP on Juniper devices. We will outline how to set up BGP and BGP Route Reflectors (RR) as part of our sample topology, along with all the required BGP address families to support virtual private network (VPN) services.

How to do it...

  1. Update the group_vars/all.yml file with the following BGP information:
rr: mxp01
- inet
- inet-vpn
  1. For each node within our Ansible inventory, we create a file called bgp.yml under the host_vars directory. This file holds the BGP information and BGP peers for each node. This is the example for the mxpe01 device:
$ cat host_vars/mxpe01/bgp.yml

bgp_asn: 65400

- local_as: 65400