Automating Networks with Python

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.
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2019
Duration
3h 35m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Reorienting Python for Network Applications
Automating Networks with Paramiko and Netmiko
Responsibly Parsing Text Using Python
Abstracting Network Automation Tasks with NAPALM
Orchestrating Complex Processes with Nornir
Advancing beyond SSH: Automating with APIs
Writing Production-grade Python Code
Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jun 7, 2019
Duration
3h 35m
Description

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.

About the author
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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music) Hi everyone! My name is Nick Russo, and welcome to my course on Automating Networks with Python. Join me as we design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot a variety of Python network automation tools and techniques. The action-packed scenario resembles a live network that I helped automate in real life. You'll master the core principles of Python-based network automation including the concept of infrastructure as code, common tools such as Paramiko, Netmiko, Napalm, and Nornir; a wide variety of design options both CLI and API based, mastery of the Python debugger, and bullet-proofing your Python code for production use. After completing this course, you'll be skilled in developing and maintaining Python code to automate any type of network. Before beginning this course, I'd recommend the following prerequisite courses. You should be familiar with Python in a general sense to grasp the network concepts introduced in this course. You'll need basic networking skills and this CCNA course is a good choice. MPLS expertise is not required, but an introduction to layer-3 VPNs provides some additional context. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about modern network management with this Automating Networks with Python course at Pluralsight.