Network Programmability and Automation

Network Programmability and Automation

By Edelman, Jason
O’Reilly, 2018

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.

Topics:

  • 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

CCDA 200-310 Official Cert Guide

CCDA 200-310 Official Cert Guide
Bruno, Anthony
Book – 2016

Design methodologies,

  • PBM,
  • network characterization,
  • top-down/bottom-up approaches

Design objectives:

  • modularity,
  • hierarchy,
  • scalability,
  • resilience,
  • fault domains

Addressing and routing protocols in existing networks

Enterprise network design:

  • campus,
  • enterprise,
  • branch

Expanding existing networks: wireless, security, collaboration, virtualization, programmability, data centers

Make Photon Wifi

Make Getting Started With the Photon: Making Things With the Affordable, Compact, Hackable Wifi Module By Monk, Simon/ Supalla, Zach (FRW) Book – 2015

A tiny, wonderful book for a tiny, wonderful module. The Photon is a stamp sized processor board with an ARM processor and WIFI networking. The book is 200 pages packed with information on programming (C language), electronics (breadboard with simple components), and IOT (Internet Of Things) system design. Build 15 simple projects. Control the Photon remotely from a smartphone app or directly from a PC.

Experienced programmers or technologists will be able to skip most of this book. High school students will enjoy the projects, and learn so much.