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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)

Deploying configuration on network devices using NAPALM

In this recipe, we will outline how to push configurations on different vendor devices using Ansible and NAPALM. NAPALM provides a single Ansible module for configuration management, and this module allows us to use a single common method to push any configuration on any vendor equipment supported by NAPALM, greatly simplifying Ansible playbooks.

Getting ready

To follow along with this recipe, you will need to have an Ansible inventory already set up, with network reachability between the Ansible controller and the network devices established. The configuration that we will be pushing to the devices is the one we generated in the previous recipe.