Network Programmability and Automation

Network Programmability and Automation

By: Matt Oswalt (author), Jason Edelman (author), Scott Lowe (author)Paperback

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Like sysadmins before them, network engineers are finding that they cannot do their work manually anymore. As the field faces new protocols, technologies, delivery models, and a pressing need for businesses to be more agile and flexible, network automation is becoming essential. This practical guide shows network engineers how to use a range of technologies and tools-including Linux, Python, JSON, and XML-to automate their systems through code. Network programming and automation will help you simplify tasks involved in configuring, managing, and operating network equipment, topologies, services, and connectivity. Through the course of the book, you'll learn the basic skills and tools you need to make this critical transition. This book covers: Python programming basics: data types, conditionals, loops, functions, classes, and modules Linux fundamentals to provide the foundation you need on your network automation journey Data formats and models: JSON, XML, YAML, and YANG for networking Jinja templating and its applicability for creating network device configurations The role of application programming interfaces (APIs) in network automation Source control with Git to manage code changes during the automation process How Ansible, Salt, and StackStorm open source automation tools can be used to automate network devices Key tools and technologies required for a Continuous Integration (CI) pipeline in network operations

About Author

Jason Edelman, CCIE 15394 & VCDX-NV 167, runs a boutique consulting and integration company, Network to Code, bridging the gap between network engineering and DevOps. He's actively helping vendors and end users develop software and solutions to reduce the inefficiencies in managing IT infrastructure. Jason also writes regularly on his personal blog at and can be found on Twitter at @jedelman8. Scott Lowe works as an engineering architect for VMware, Inc. He focuses on cloud computing and network virtualization, after having spent a number of years specializing in compute virtualization. Scott's the author of several technical books on topics like VMware vSphere and OpenStack. Matt Oswalt is a Network Software Developer, currently focusing on the intersection of software development and network infrastructure. He publishes his work in this area and more at, and on Twitter as @Mierdin.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781491931257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 580
  • ID: 9781491931257
  • weight: 904
  • ISBN10: 1491931256

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