Programming and Automating Cisco Networks

A guide to network programmability and automation in the data center, campus, and WAN


Author: Ryan Tischer,Jason Gooley

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134436768

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 2303

Improve operations and agility in any data center, campus, LAN, or WAN Today, the best way to stay in control of your network is to address devices programmatically and automate network interactions. In this book, Cisco experts Ryan Tischer and Jason Gooley show you how to do just that. You’ll learn how to use programmability and automation to solve business problems, reduce costs, promote agility and innovation, handle accelerating complexity, and add value in any data center, campus, LAN, or WAN. The authors show you how to create production solutions that run on or interact with Nexus NX-OS-based switches, Cisco ACI, Campus, and WAN technologies.You’ll learn how to use advanced Cisco tools together with industry-standard languages and platforms, including Python, JSON, and Linux. The authors demonstrate how to support dynamic application environments, tighten links between apps and infrastructure, and make DevOps work better. This book will be an indispensable resource for network and cloud designers, architects, DevOps engineers, security specialists, and every professional who wants to build or operate high-efficiency networks. Drive more value through programma­bility and automation, freeing resources for high-value innovation Move beyond error-prone, box-by-box network management Bridge management gaps arising from current operational models Write NX-OS software to run on, access, or extend your Nexus switch Master Cisco’s powerful on-box automation and operation tools Manage complex WANs with NetConf/Yang, ConfD, and Cisco SDN Controller Interact with and enhance Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Build self-service catalogs to accelerate application delivery Find resources for deepening your expertise in network automation

Network Programmability with YANG

The Structure of Network Automation with YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF, and gNMI


Author: Benoit Claise,Joe Clarke,Jan Lindblad

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0135180619

Category: Computers

Page: 512

View: 5204

Today, networks must evolve and scale faster than ever. You can’t manage everything by hand anymore: You need to automate relentlessly. YANG, along with the NETCONF, RESTCONF, or gRPC/gNMI protocols, is the most practical solution, but most implementers have had to learn by trial and error. Now, Network Programmability with YANG gives you complete and reliable guidance for unlocking the full power of network automation using model-driven APIs and protocols. Authored by three YANG pioneers, this plain-spoken book guides you through successfully applying software practices based on YANG data models. The authors focus on the network operations layer, emphasizing model-driven APIs, and underlying transports. Whether you’re a network operator, DevOps engineer, software developer, orchestration engineer, NMS/OSS architect, service engineer, or manager, this guide can help you dramatically improve value, agility, and manageability throughout your network. Discover the value of implementing YANG and Data Model-Driven Management in your network Explore the layers and components of a complete working solution Build a business case where value increases as your solution grows Drill down into transport protocols: NETCONF, RESTCONF, and gNMI/gRPC See how telemetry can establish a valuable automated feedback loop Find data models you can build on, and evaluate models with similar functionality Understand models, metadata, and tools from several viewpoints: architect, operator, module author, and application developer Walk through a complete automation journey: business case, service model, service implementation, device integration, and operation Leverage the authors’ experience to design successful YANG models and avoid pitfalls

Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise


Author: Tim Szigeti,David Zacks,Matthias Falkner,Simone Arena

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134723961

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 5764

The complete guide to transforming enterprise networks with Cisco DNA As networks become more complex and dynamic, organizations need better ways to manage and secure them. With the Cisco Digital Network Architecture, network operators can run entire network fabrics as a single, programmable system by defining rules that span their devices and move with their users. Using Cisco intent-based networking, you spend less time programming devices, managing configurations, and troubleshooting problems so you have more time for driving value from your network, your applications, and most of all, your users. This guide systematically introduces Cisco DNA, highlighting its business value propositions, design philosophy, tenets, blueprints, components, and solutions.Combining insider information with content previously scattered through multiple technical documents, it provides a single source for evaluation, planning, implementation, and operation. The authors bring together authoritative insights for multiple business and technical audiences. Senior executives will learn how DNA can help them drive digital transformation for competitive advantage. Technical decision-makers will discover powerful emerging solutions for their specific needs. Architects will find essential recommendations, interdependencies, and caveats for planning deployments. Finally, network operators will learn how to use DNA Center’s modern interface to streamline, automate, and improve virtually any network management task. · Accelerate the digital transformation of your business by adopting an intent-based network architecture that is open, extensible, and programmable · Integrate virtualization, automation, analytics, and cloud services to streamline operations and create new business opportunities · Dive deep into hardware, software, and protocol innovations that lay the programmable infrastructure foundation for DNA · Virtualize advanced network functions for fast, easy, and flexible deployments · Translate business intent into device configurations and simplify, scale, and automate network operations using controllers · Use analytics to tune performance, plan capacity, prevent threats, and simplify troubleshooting · Learn how Software-Defined Access improves network flexibility, security, mobility, visibility, and performance · Use DNA Assurance to track the health of clients, network devices, and applications to reveal hundreds of actionable insights · See how DNA Application Policy supports granular application recognition and end-to-end treatment, for even encrypted applications · Identify malware, ransomware, and other threats in encrypted traffic