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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)

Creating virtual networks

Virtual networks in the Azure cloud are our virtual data center, which groups all of our infrastructure in a similar manner to a physical data center. We can have multiple virtual networks in the same and across different regions, and we can deploy our infrastructure inside these virtual networks. In this recipe, we will outline how to define and provision a virtual network in Azure.

Getting ready

The Ansible control machine must be connected to the internet with reachability to the Azure public API endpoints and the Azure account should be configured as outlined in the previous recipes. The resource group should also be provisioned as in the previous recipe.