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Cheat sheet for automated creation of networking lab in KVM on Linux: Arista, Cisco, Cumulus, Nokia

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Some time ago we have discussed how Ansible could be used as VNF manager for onboarding and deleting the VMs in Linux. I have got some feedbacks, that not everything is easy or could be reproduced, so I decided to find the easier way, how to help you with the creation of virtual labs to train your networking and programming skills (assuming you are using Ansible).

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OpenConfig. Part 3. Advanced OpenConfig (w/ Ansible) for Arista EOS, Cisco IOS XR and Nokia SR OS: route policy BGP and interfaces again

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Today we’ll continue (and probably finalize) our conceptual discussion about OpenConfig for the automation of the data center network based on BGP-EVPN/VXLAN. We’ll speak about BGP and associated routing policies and again about interfaces, but we’ll do it from different angle comparing to the first OpenConfig article. So we won’t create the jinja2 templates ourselves, but we’ll rely on built in functionality in “pyang “tool instead.

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Networking

OpenConfig. Part 1. OpenConfig (w/o and w/ Ansible) for Arista EOS, Cisco IOS XR and Nokia SR OS

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For long time I’ve been preparing to write this article and finally you are reading it. The topic is really hot as everything, which is named “open” today, becomes automatically fancy and widely discussed. What we will do today, we’ll explore the OpenConfig capabilities on Arista EOS, Cisco IOS XR and Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) SR OS and will try to understand how much OpenConfig is really open.
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Networking

Model-driven command line interface (MD-CLI) in Nokia SR OS 16.0

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Today topic of the network programmability is popular. There is a quite pragmatic approach behind this popularity, which is to lower the operational costs of the network and increase its agility. By agility I mean the way how we create the network services, which time we spend on it and so on. Let’s evaluate how model-driven configuration can help us to do it for Nokia SR OS 16.0.

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Two years on air

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Two years, on 5. June 2016 I have posted the first article on the topic of interoperability between Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) SR OS and Cisco IOS XR. That article shaped the main line for all my blogs, and this line is “interoperability”. But not only. In the first year we focused on Service providers IP Core and Backhaul technologies, whereas in the second year SDN, data centers and automations were in focus and also introduction of new vendors to our interops.

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