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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 GCP Networking Resources with Ansible

Google Cloud is one of the big players in the public cloud and it provides a comprehensive set of services and features on its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) cloud. In this chapter, we will explore how to automate the provisioning of resources on the GCP cloud using Ansible and how to use the various Ansible modules to orchestrate the building of virtual networks across the GCP cloud.

In this chapter, we will use a simple network setup to illustrate the use of different Ansible modules in building an example network across GCP. The following diagram outlines this sample network that we will build:

This chapter will cover the following recipes:

  • Installing the GCP SDK
  • Building an Ansible inventory
  • Authenticating to your GCP account
  • Creating GCP VPC networks
  • Creating subnets
  • Deploying firewall rules in GCP
  • Deploying VMs...