It is important to note that the question is not “should I learn any?” but rather “how much should I learn?”. The new Cisco DevNet Certifications help us answer that question. Let me share my journey to that conclusion. In early February I decided to take the DevNet Associates Exam. I scheduled it for the READ MORE
Tag: network automation
The Struggle with Structure – Network Automation, Design, and Data Models
Preface Modern enterprise networking is going to require a level of structure and consistency that the majority of its networking community may find unfamiliar and perhaps uncomfortable. As a community, we’ve never had to present our designs and configuration data in any kind of globally consistent or even industry standard format. I’m fascinated by all READ MORE
Decomposing Data Structures
Whether you are trying to find all the tenants in an ACI fabric, or all the interface IPs and descriptions on a network device, or trying to determine if the Earth is in imminent danger from an asteroid hurtling towards it, understanding complex data structures is a critical skill for anyone working with modern IT READ MORE
Python 2 or Python 3? Asked and Answered.
I’ve spent the last 6 months converting my Python 2.7 scripts over to Python 3. In the nascent days of SDN and Automation that was always one of the first questions asked… To code in Python 2 or Python 3? That question has been answered. If you look at the Python Developers Guide you can READ MORE