Network Programmability and Automation Fundamentals : 9781587145148

Network Programmability and Automation Fundamentals

Abuelenain & Okasha
Published by
Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Legacy network management approaches dont scale adequately and cant be automated well. This guide will help meet tomorrows challenges by adopting network programmability based on Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Using these techniques, you can improve efficiency, reliability, and flexibility; simplify implementation of high-value technologies; automate routine administrative and security tasks; and deploy services far more rapidly. Four expert authors help you transition from a legacy mindset to one based on solving problems with software. They explore todays emerging network programmability and automation ecosystem; introduce each leading programmable interface; and review the protocols, tools, techniques, and technologies that underlie network programmability. Youll master key concepts through hands-on examples you can run using Linux, Python, Cisco DevNet sandboxes, and other easily accessible tools.

This guide is for all network architects, engineers, operations, and software professionals who want to integrate programmability into their networks. It offers valuable background for Cisco DevNet certificationand skills you can use with any platform, whether you have software development experience or not.
  • Master core concepts and explore the network programmability stack
  • Manage network software and run automation scripts in Linux environments
  • Solve real problems with Python and its Napalm and Nornir automation frameworks
  • Make the most of the HTTP protocol, REST architectural framework, and SSH
  • Encode your data with XML, JSON, or YAML
  • Understand and build data models using YANG that offer a foundation for model-based network programming
  • Leverage modern network management protocols, from gRPC and gNMI to NETCONF and RESTCONF
  • Meet stringent service provider KPIs in large-scale, fast-changing networks
  • Program Cisco devices running IOS XE, IOS XR, and NX-OS as well as Meraki, DNA Center, and Webex platforms
  • Program non-Cisco platforms such as Cumulus Linux and Arista EOS
  • Go from zero to hero with Ansible network automation
  • Plan your next steps with more advanced tools and technologies
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 The Network Programmability and Automation Ecosystem
  • Chapter 2 Linux Fundamentals
  • Chapter 3 Linux Storage, Security, and Networks
  • Chapter 4 Linux Scripting
  • Chapter 5 Python Fundamentals
  • Chapter 6 Python Applications
  • Chapter 7 HTTP and REST
  • Chapter 8 Advanced HTTP
  • Chapter 9 SSH
  • Chapter 10 XML
  • Chapter 11 JSON
  • Chapter 12 YAML
  • Chapter 13 YANG
  • Chapter 14 NETCONF and RESTCONF
  • Chapter 15 gRPC, Protobuf, and gNMI
  • Chapter 16 Service Provider Programmability
  • Chapter 17 Programming Cisco Platforms
  • Chapter 18 Programming Non-Cisco Platforms
  • Chapter 19 Ansible
  • Chapter 20 Looking Ahead