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September 20, 2021

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Learn to Build a Troubleshooting Assistant at DevNet Create

Want to explore new ways to apply network automation skills to real world network operations and engineering activities? Register to attend Hank's session at DevNet Create.

May 27, 2021

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Applying DevNet Associate Skills to Real World Tasks – June Webinars

Are you a network engineer turning network automation engineer? Join the DevNet Associate Prep Program for completely FREE access to materials and webinars to take your skills to the next level.

May 6, 2021

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How to Deal with Multiple Keys in a RESTCONF URL

Do you have a question about network programming or NetDevOps? Why not "Ask Hank?" In this blog, let's try to demystify RESTCONF use for everyone.

February 26, 2021

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How can I automate device configurations using CML2?

Cisco Modeling Labs is a great tool for learning all aspects of networking, including automation. Hank discusses options for making the setup and management of your lab topology fast, easy, and automated.

January 19, 2021

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Read-Only YANG Leaves: Where Does the Data Come From?

DevNet's Hank Preston digs into another user's question related to model driven programmability. Do you have a question about network automation? You can Ask Hank!

January 11, 2021

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Native, IETF, OpenConfig… Why so many YANG models?

Which YANG model to use for your project? Ask Hank takes a look at your options, and how model driven programmability is a foundational technology for the automation engineer.

December 22, 2020

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How can I automate a MAC address interface report?

Hank's back to answer another question from the community. This time we use automation to associate ARP data, MAC addresses, and network interfaces.

December 17, 2020

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Dear Hank… Help Me with RESTCONF URL Creation

Got a network automation question? Ask Hank. Here, a network engineer wants to understand how the URLs for RESTCONF are constructed from the YANG models, and how to use the feature for updating IP addresses.