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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)

Retrieving operational data from BIG-IP nodes

In this recipe, we outline how to retrieve operational data for different components on the BIG-IP appliance in terms of the network state of the BIG-IP nodes, such as interfaces and VLANs, as well as data relating to the components responsible for application delivery, such as virtual servers and pools.

Getting ready

To follow along with this recipe, an Ansible inventory is assumed to be already set up, and IP connectivity between Ansible and the BIG-IP nodes is already established, with the correct user credentials.

How to do it...