October 3, 2022


CI/CD Pipelines for Infrastructure Configuration and Management, Part 3

Part 1 looked at how to use Gitlab CE as a foundational component for a CI/CD pipeline. Part 2, left off at having a GitLab CE and runner installation running in Docker containers. Now, in Part 3, you learn how to define the CI/CD pipeline components in GitLab.

August 3, 2022


Using CI/CD Pipelines for Infrastructure Configuration and Management – Part 2

In part 2 of this series, you're ready to install GitLab CE (Community Edition) - a complete DevOps platform that has all the critical features needed in the software development lifecycle.

July 11, 2022


Why Your Network Automation Should Shift Left Now

“Shift left” security is moving security to the soonest feasible point in the development process. We look at what it means to combine security concerns with the NetDevOps model to ensure that security is an integral part of the software development life cycle and for network automation.

February 17, 2022


Using NSO with pyATS Parsers to Check Operational State

See how you can automate network checks with NSO and the pyATS parser, and create an Excel document for audit.

November 2, 2021


How to Automate Testing Using Genie and pyATS

See how you can leverage pyATS for automated testing, which will reduce errors and bugs in production environments and give time back to network engineers.

June 7, 2021


How Cisco Leverages YANG Suite for YANG Development

Learn how development and test engineers use YANG Suite to learn and develop the YANG models used to provide many features in Cisco devices.

May 3, 2021


The pyATS DevNet Journey: Aspirations & Inspirations

pyATS has gone from launch to the current 20,000+ downloads/month. Read how making a once internal tool available to the open-source NetDevOps community at large is enabling engineers and empowering solutions.

April 27, 2021


Making Ice Cream Out of ISE – Part 3

In part 3 of this blog series you'll learn about parsing devices using pyATS and Genie – Cisco’s open-source 100% free test automation solution. Dive into the code.

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.