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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 a load balancing pool on BIG-IP devices

After creating a node on the BIG-IP, we need to create a load balancing pool for the application that we are deploying and assign pool members from the nodes that we have created into this pool. In this recipe, we will outline how to provision load balancing pools on the BIG-IP nodes, and how to assign members to the load balancing pool.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes that all the previous recipes have been implemented and that the nodes on the BIG-IP are already provisioned, as per the previous recipe.

How to do it...