February 26, 2021


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


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


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


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.

May 5, 2020


pyATS Demos: Test Cases – NetDevOps Series, Part 16

Test Cases are all about a framework that allows you to build repeatable and more sophisticated testing processes. See how to work with test cases in pyATS and Genie.

May 1, 2020


Mid Season Check-in with NetDevOps Live!

NetDevOps Live! episodes in April were fantastic, looking at Ansible, GitLab, Batfish and HashiCorp. Get ready for May's amazing line-up, with shows on Postman, NetBox, and ELK!

April 21, 2020


pyATS Demos: Network Profiling – NetDevOps Series, Part 15

Wouldn't it be great to have a tool that helps you profile the network end-to-end and store that info as snapshots? Genie can help you do it with a simple command!

April 7, 2020


pyATS Demo Interactive Tests – NetDevOps Series, part 14

Automating your network testing has never been easier! See how pyATS and the Genie interactive shell makes it easy to develop and debug your tests, step-by-step, in an interactive "pythonic" way!

March 24, 2020


pyATS Demos: Getting Started – NetDevOps Series, Part 13

Learn how to use pyATS to execute a single command on a certain network device. What if you could do the same for a large list of devices?