The wait is over! The Catalyst Programmability and Automation White Paper has arrived and is ready for your reading enjoyment.

What are the benefits of understanding this white paper?

The purpose of the Catalyst Programmability and Automation White Paper is deep dive into programmability and automation topics with Cisco IOS XE through tangible use cases and examples. The paper includes topics from all days of the programmability and automation lifecycle pictured below. This white paper is designed to be read either as a whole or in individual topic areas of interest. This empowers you as the reader to select the highest priority areas for your network automation needs. The paper shares additional resources such as learning labs, sandboxes, documentation and blogs about these cutting-edge programmability and automation concepts, protocols, tools and technologies.

Catalyst whitepaper

What’s included in the paper?

Explore the device programmability lifecycle through Day 0: Device Onboarding, Day 1: Device Configuration, Day 2: Device Monitoring, and Day N: Device Optimization. Gain step-by-step examples of tooling including YANG Suite, Ansible, and Terraform. Use YANG Suite to visualize and understand Cisco native and OpenConfig YANG models with programmable protocols including NETCONF, RESTCONF, gNMI and gRPC telemetry to interface with Cisco IOS XE. Work with Ansible to configure NETCONF, RESTCONF, and gNMI as well as a gRPC telemetry subscriptions. Learn about the various approaches to model driven telemetry from NETCONF and gNMI dial-in to gRPC dial-out. Add ACLs with Terraform using the new Cisco IOS XE provider. Learn how you can use pyATS, Cisco Crosswork Data Gateway, or the Cisco Telemetry Broker within your network.
If you are curious to learn more about the topics mentioned above or within the programmability and automation lifecycle now is your chance to take the next step in your journey by reading and understanding the content within this new white paper!

Why should I read the white paper?

After reading this white paper you will be able to hit the ground running in your journey to becoming an IOS XE programmability and automation power user. Whether you use programmability every day or are interested in taking your first automation script into the production network, this white paper is for you! Cisco experts provide detailed explanations of programmability and automation topics throughout the white paper to help as you explore programmability and automation with Cisco IOS XE.
Why are you still reading this blog…? Head to the white paper –your programmability and automation adventure awaits!

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Jeremy Cohoe

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