Automating Your Network Operations: Focus on Outcomes
Automation should begin with a thoughtful process that identifies the most important outputs of your infrastructure and what the current bottlenecks are in producing those outputs.
Automating your Network Operations, Part 5 – Just the Facts
To come up with a template or model for all your network devices before you automate any of them would delay the benefits of automation.
Automating Your Network Operations, Part 4 – Dude, Where’s My Data?
If you are relatively new to Ansible, you might have noticed that the playbook examples in my last blog did not have any variables defined in them. Common examples often...
Automating Your Network Operations, Part 3 – Data-Driven Ansible
The combination of YANG and NETCONF give us structure and determinism to enable network programmability, and give us several operational advantages over CLI.
Automating Your Network Operations, Part 2 – Data Models
Before I get into data models, I want to take a slight diversion to incorporate some of the feedback that I received from the first blog. It was pointed out...
Automating Your Network Operations, Part 1 – Ansible Basics
New blog series gets you beyond the hype and simple demonstrations, and lets you dive more deeply into how and why to automate your network operations.