Automating Networks with Python

by Nick Russo

Every network engineer knows it; automation is coming. Python is the de-facto standard for automated network operations these days, and for good reason. Join me to explore a variety of popular and modern Python tools to solve real business problems.

What you'll learn

Many want to automate their production networks but simply don't know how. In this course, Automating Networks with Python, you will learn foundational knowledge of/gain the ability to overcome this challenge. First, you will learn how to collect information from, and make updates to, network devices using legacy SSH command-line methods. This includes diving into tools like Paramiko, Netmiko, and NAPALM. Next, you will discover how to write custom parsers for more advanced CLI-based automation, to include unit testing with pytest. Finally, you will explore how to use modern APIs and their supporting technologies, including NETCONF, RESTCONF, and YANG. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of automated network management needed to design, implement, and maintain professional-grade infrastructure as code solutions for your business.

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About the author

Nick Russo, CCDE #20160041 and CCIE #42518, is your go-to-guy for all things networking and automation. Nick loves training online and speaking at industry conferences sharing his expertise.

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