New Training: Automate VXLAN Deployments
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer John McGovern demonstrates how to plan, design and implement an automated VXLAN Deployment using Python. Watch this new networking training.
Watch the full course: Advanced Network Automation with Cisco and Python
This training includes:
1.4 hours of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
Introduction to VXLAN
The Spine Template
The Leaf Template
How Nornir Makes Network Automation Better and Faster
Using Nornir automation tools can free up network admins to perform more important tasks or help reduce IT man-power. Though automating network operations can improve efficiency, you can still do better.
That's where automation templates can be utilized. Automation templates can help network admins further improve efficiency by completing most of the automation work themselves. Automation templates are generalized, re-usable templates designed for specific tasks. These premade templates can be quickly used to automate a new operation, or they can be used to perform repeating tasks by piping only information into them that needs to be changed between those tasks.
Though network admins can create customizable automation templates specific to their business, many developers are happy to release open-source versions of their templates on websites like GitHub. That means you can use a verifiable, battle-tested template for your environment further reducing your testing and deployment timeline.
Automation templates are a tool that network admins must learn if they intend to automate their networks. They are a value add to both security and efficiency, and most importantly, they do not add any extra costs in network management. That is an argument that any CIO can get behind.
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