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[safnog] Network Automation

On 3 May 2016 22:26, "Nishal Goburdhan" <nishal at controlfreak.co.za> wrote:
> On 3 May 2016, at 20:44, Noah wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> What opensource tools are folks outhere using for network operation
>> automation and to be be specific, bulk configurations, automated software
>> upgrades of say a good number of network gears etc...
> i use puppet to semi-automate management and maintenance of a good few
(70+) linux hosts.  if i knew more about puppet, that could probably read
?fully-automate?, but that?s my failing, not the system ..

Hi Nisha

Ok cool, I will look at puppet..

> you didn?t say what you wanted to do - if you?re looking for generic
support for network equipment (read:  routers+switches) you?re likely to
find ansible a better fit, since there?s no ?client? involved here;  just

Yes exactly the above and i had looked at Ansible actually but not in
details yet.

> of course, if you?re not already using rancid/oxidised, you?re missing
step #1.

I am just curious what other folks out there could be using...

> ?n.

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