Network Programmability and Automation
By Edelman, Jason
People who already know Git, Python, data formats and Linux may be annoyed to find them introduced here. But skip forward to the sections which explain Netconf and how to automate network configuration.
Also, people who know Continuous Integration may be annoyed, but there is a valuable discussion of company culture: management buy-in is critical.
- Python programming basics: data types, conditionals, loops, functions, classes, and modules
- Linux fundamentals to provide the foundation you need on your network automation journey
- Data formats and models: JSON, XML, YAML, and YANG for networking
- Jinja templating and its applicability for creating network device configurations
- The role of application programming interfaces (APIs) in network automation
- Source control with Git to manage code changes during the automation process
- How Ansible, Salt, and StackStorm open source automation tools can be used to automate network devices
- Key tools and technologies required for a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline in network operations