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Automating Cisco SD-WAN Operations Using APIs

by Nick Russo

Your organization likely pays for unused (and expensive) WAN bandwidth. Cisco SD-WAN dynamically utilizes those links on a per-application basis. You will learn how to programmatically interact with the SD-WAN solution using Python in this course.

What you'll learn

Managing any modern network architecture is difficult as our infrastructure increases in size and complexity. In this course, Automating Cisco SD-WAN Operations Using APIs, you will learn foundational knowledge surrounding the wide variety of SD-WAN APIs available. First, you will build a simple Python SDK to abstract away the complexities of the SD-WAN API. This is often a big hurdle for many new SD-WAN programmers. Next, you will learn about to configure advanced routing policies on the vSmart controllers which govern how the SD-WAN fabric forwards traffic. This is the primary purpose of any SD-WAN architecture. Finally, you will explore how to perform a variety of miscellaneous actions, such as collecting dashboard/control statistics, performing complex data queries, and administering the SD-WAN system itself. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of SD-WAN automation needed to deploy and manage professional-grade WAN fabrics.

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About the author

Nicholas (Nick) Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is an internationally recognized expert in IP/MPLS networking and design. To grow his skillset, Nick has been focused advancing Network DevOps via automation for his clients. Recently, Nick has been sharing his knowledge through online video training and speaking at industry conferences. Nick also holds a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Nick lives in Maryland, USA with his wife, Car... more

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