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AUTOMATION – Part 2 Zero Touch

AUTOMATION – Part 2 Zero Touch

Following on from my first post on automation of network device configurations I think the next easy win for network engineers in automation is a zero touch deployment of network devices. The zero touch deployment feature has been around for many years but from my experience I have never seen it been fully utilized on the network up until recently. Each networking vendor has their own flavor, Cisco has POAP (Power On Auto Provisioning) for their Nexus platofrms & Smart Install for…

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Automation – Part 1 configurator

Automation – Part 1 configurator

In the past year we have seen automation take on a new meaning in the networking industry. What use to be feared by most network engineers is been embraced by many. But for a network engineer to move away from the static mindset of configuring device to device through the CLI to a modular approach of building code is not easy. To make this transition easier and remove the fear that some network engineers have of automating themselves out of job one must…

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