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[safnog] Network Automation
Thank you for that long list...
Looks like Ansible/Jinja2 + a combination of some python scripts will do me
justice though I will also look at puppet...
I think Brian had some nice Ansible material somewhere which I will look at
Thanks a lot Nishal, Joe and Hervey for sharing...
On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 1:40 AM, Hervey Allen <hervey at nsrc.org> wrote:
> On 5/3/16 1:29 PM, Noah wrote:
> > On 3 May 2016 22:26, "Nishal Goburdhan" <nishal at controlfreak.co.za
> > <mailto: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
> >>> 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 ssh.
> > 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...
> Some folks I know use CFEngine and Chef. These folks have told me they
> wish they were using Puppet.
> and, this points you to:
> From asking around over the years Puppet, Ansible, Netdot and custom mix
> of scripts and specific tools seem to be quite popular for those going
> the Open Source / "Free" software route.
> - Hervey
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