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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 and Operating Azure Networking Resources with Ansible

In the previous chapter, we explored how to provision network resources on the AWS cloud and how to use Ansible as the orchestration engine to deploy those resources on AWS. In this chapter, we will look at another major cloud provider, Microsoft, and its Azure cloud offering.

Azure provides multiple networking services to facilitate the deployment of highly scalable cloud solutions on the Azure cloud. Ansible provides multiple modules to interact with multiple services within the Azure cloud and is an excellent tool to automate cloud deployments on the Azure cloud. We will explore the basic networking constructs available in Azure and outline how to use several modules in Ansible to build and validate the following basic network setup in the Azure cloud:

The main recipes covered in this chapter are as follows: