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New Training: Automate MPLS Layer 3 VPNs with NETCONF

by Team Nuggets
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Published on May 14, 2021

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer John McGovern demonstrates how to plan and deploy automated MPLS Layer 3 VPNs over NETCONF using the Python network automation framework, Nornir!

Course:Advanced Network Automation with Cisco and Python – Cisco Training Watch this new networking training.

Watch the full course: Advanced Network Automation with Cisco and Python

This training includes:

  • 7 videos

  • 1.1 hours of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introduction

  • Command Line Configurations

  • Pulling the Configurations

  • VRF Template Creation

  • Routing Template Creation

  • Automating the Deployment

  • Jinjaless Deployment

Can You Automate VPN Deployment?

The internet is in a constantly fluid state. Despite telco operators and ISPs magically being able to keep large networks consistently operational, needs change as businesses evolve. Connecting those businesses isn't a simple task, either. That's one of the many reasons to configure and deploy VPNs over MPLS with Nornir.

Automating VPN deployment might seem like a daunting task, but Cisco's Python-powered Nornir automation tools can make that process seamless. There are some things you'll need to plan for before automating this process, though.

For instance, the notion of using a VPN to connect two business locations implies configuring security mechanisms and authentication schemes. Various businesses may have different requirements, though. You'll need to understand those requirements before you can create a sort of automation template in Nornir.

Thankfully because Nornir can utilize Python in its entirety, engineers can create versatile automated environments for deploying various Layer 3 VPNs over MPLS.

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