New Training: Automate IP Routing Validation
In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer John McGovern demonstrates how to automate IP routing lookups for network validation. Watch this new networking training.
Watch the full course: Advanced Network Automation with Cisco and Python
This training includes:
- 9 videos
- 59 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Understanding the Topology
- Pulling the Routes
- The ipaddress Module
- Unwrapping the Keys
- Collecting the Data
- Multiple Vendors
- Strings vs Dicts
- Parsing the Dictionary
- Final Testing
How to Autonomously Perform Network Validation With IP Routing Lookups
Nornir is a powerful automation tool that can be used to fully automate managing networks. Nornir can make deploying autonomous networks easy, but much like any programmatic environment, admins need to take extra care to perform validation checks before deployment. How can you do that?
One of the methods that dev-ops engineers have for network validation is by utilizing IP routing lookups. By automating IP routing lookups before deployment, IT admins can have Nornir verify that network paths are valid before implementing changes. Because Nornir is completely Python-based, dev-ops engineers can fully automate this process from start to finish. This means that engineers can spend less time validating network operations before deployment since the validation process can be baked in. Likewise, this gives network admins a path for creating self-managing networks as well.
One of the most important tasks that developers need to consider is data validation, though. Using automation to verify IP routes is one of the tools that engineers can use for data validation in this case.