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DevOps for Networking by Steven Armstrong

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Configuration management processes to manage network devices

DevOps is primarily all about people and process, so just focusing on some examples of playbooks or roles in isolation against a switch or firewall wouldn't help network engineer deal with the real-world networking challenges that they encounter every day. Selecting the correct tooling to facilitate processes is also important after the actual goals of a project have been established. Tooling should be selected after the business requirements have been made clear and not the opposite way round.

A network engineer could easily type in those commands into a network operating system as they could type commands into an Ansible playbook, so it is important to look at where the use of a configuration ...

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