Network Automation Cookbook

Network Automation Cookbook

Book Description

Network Automation Cookbook: Proven and actionable recipes to automate and manage network devices using Ansible by Karim Okasha

Take your network automation skills to the next level with practical recipes on managing network devices from a variety of vendors like Cisco, Juniper, and Arista

Key Features

  • Use Ansible to automate network infrastructure with the help of step-by-step instructions
  • Implement network automation best practices to save cost, avoid critical errors, and reduce downtime
  • Deliver a robust automation framework by integrating Ansible with NAPALM, NetBox, and Batfish

Book Description

Network Automation Cookbook is designed to help system administrators, network engineers, and infrastructure automation engineers to centrally manage switches, routers, and other devices in their organization's network. This book will help you gain hands-on experience in automating enterprise networks and take you through core network automation techniques using the latest version of Ansible and Python.
With the help of practical recipes, you'll learn how to build a network infrastructure that can be easily managed and updated as it scales through a large number of devices. You'll also cover topics related to security automation and get to grips with essential techniques to maintain network robustness. As you make progress, the book will show you how to automate networks on public cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure. Finally, you will get up and running with Ansible 2.9 and discover troubleshooting techniques and network automation best practices.
By the end of this book, you'll be able to use Ansible to automate modern network devices and integrate third-party tools such as NAPALM, NetBox, and Batfish easily to build robust network automation solutions.

What you will learn

  • Understand the various components of Ansible
  • Automate network resources in AWS, GCP, and Azure cloud solutions
  • Use IaC concepts to design and build network solutions
  • Automate network devices such as Cisco, Juniper, Arista, and F5
  • Use NetBox to build network inventory and integrate it with Ansible
  • Validate networks using Ansible and Batfish

Who this book is for

This Ansible network automation book is for network and DevOps engineers interested in automating complex network tasks. Prior understanding of networking and basic Linux knowledge is required.


Chapter 1: Building Blocks of Ansible
Chapter 2: Managing Cisco IOS Devices Using Ansible
Chapter 3: Automating Juniper Devices in the Service Providers Using Ansible
Chapter 4: Building Data Center Networks with Arista and Ansible
Chapter 5: Automating Application Delivery with F5 LTM and Ansible
Chapter 6: Administering a Multi-Vendor Network with NAPALM and Ansible
Chapter 7: Deploying and Operating AWS Networking Resources with Ansible
Chapter 8: Deploying and Operating Azure Networking Resources with Ansible
Chapter 9: Deploying and Operating GCP Networking Resources with Ansible
Chapter 10: Network Validation with Batfish and Ansible
Chapter 11: Building a Network Inventory with Ansible and NetBox
Chapter 12: Simplifying Automation with AWX and Ansible
Chapter 13: Advanced Techniques and Best Practices for Ansible

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