The answer is simple. Network Automation can help you
- Minimize Human Errors
- Ensure Consistency and Predictability
- Implement Changes Faster (Better Agility)
- Save Money and Time
- Work Smarter not Harder
The days of using only traditional tools like SNMP, Telnet, SSH, CLI ..etc. to manage your network are over. More and more business demands are requested from the network teams and from the infrastructure itself. The Network Engineer doesn’t need to become a developer but rather learn about the available tools and use them as part of his networking tool set.
This section will cover Network Automation and some useful tools that every Network Engineer should be familiar with. As a start, we recommend you check the book “Network Programmability and Automation – Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer
” as it really explains the key concepts in depth. We will be adding several posts covering this topic in the coming weeks.
Finally, we encourage all Network Engineers to start learning Python, Ansible and how to use REST APIs as a start. These will be key skills that every engineer should master.