This is the first, introductory, post in a series dedicated to REST APIs for Network Engineers. In this post we’ll learn what REST API is, what are the most common tools and ways to consume it. Later in the series I’ll show how to build a REST client to control UnetLab, a very popular network emulation environment.
This post will demonstrate how to automate the build of a typical enterprise branch network consisting of a pair of WAN routers, a core switch and 3 access layer switches. I will show how to create the initial bootstrap configuration and enable basic routing with OSPF
This post will give a brief overview of network configuration automation, describe its challenges and benefits and will set off a series of posts showing how to automate a configuration of a typical enterprise network
This post gives a quick overview of how to use network Test Driven Development framework. As an example I’ll use a simplified version of a typical enterprise network with a Data Centre/HQ and a Branch office. A new branch is being added and the task is to configure routing for that branch using a TDD approach. First we’ll devise a set of TDD scenarios to be tested and then, going through each one of them, modify routing to make sure those scenarios don’t fail (a so-called red-green-refactor approach)