New Training: Understanding the SD-WAN vManage API
In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson covers the core SD-WAN concepts in a Cisco environment. Learn how to interpret and leverage SD-WAN documentation, and gain an understanding of the SD-WAN Viptela API. Watch this new Cisco training.
Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core
This training includes:
- 7 videos
- 33 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Software Define all the Things
- Where SD-WAN Fits in the Enterprise
- The Cisco SD-WAN Platform
- Exploring the SD-WAN vManage API
- Testing out API Calls with Postman
- Scripting SD-WAN Calls with Python
- Summarizing SD-WAN Automation
What is Postman?
Postman is a software tool that lets you create, share and test RESTful APIs through HTTP requests and their responses. With Postman, you don't have to write software code to test an API's functionality. Instead, you can use its interface to do this for you.
To use Postman, you enter the API route in the client interface, along with the request method that you want, your API key, and the data format that you want for the response. Then, you have Postman execute the request and receive the response, which you can then analyze.
Postman also allows you to create a set of automated tests, which you can then integrate into your development pipeline, to ensure that any changes that you make to your API doesn't break it. It further can monitor your API, allowing you to check its ongoing performance.
Finally, Postman will automatically create quality documentation of your API, so that others can properly use it.