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For questions about network automation, where Network automation means tasks that are performed automatically. At the simplest level, it automates what used to be typed manually into command line interfaces (CLIs). For instance, you are writing a tcl script to automatically create and delete VLANs on your network devices.

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Puppet on Forti os, Is it possible?

I basicaly wanted to know if it is possible to download and configure puppet-client on a fortigate to be able to push configuration manifests from the puppet-server ? I already know that some tools ...
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Using a switch and a pc to test the ports of another switch that resides in a device I wish to test

I have a PC and a switch, lets call it the Tester. There is a device I wish to test which has an internal computer and a network switch. Let's call it the Device. The Device has 16 network ports that ...
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Difference between SDN and Network Automation

What is the difference between Software-Defined Networking and Network Automation? If you are managing your routers and switches using tools like Puppet or Ansible, or by using bash scripts or python ...
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How To get active vpn(site tot site) count from cisco FTD using ansible

I have been trying to get active VPN count from FTD firewalls using ansible, I tried the same on ASA and it have been running successfully. But when comes to FTD ansible, As it uses httpapi instead of ...
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How does a new switch know how to reach the controller in an SDN?

Let's say we have an existing SDN network composed of several switches and a controller. Now say we connected a new switch to the network. Now how would the new switch know how to reach the controller?...
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EEM Script Using Variables

I'm wondering if it's possible to build an EEM script that will shutdown, wait, and then enable a router interface based on a syslog message. I know I can get this to work if I specify the interface ...
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Vendor Agnostic Network Automation

I am trying to change switch configurations from different vendors using python. So far i tested using Netmiko. While these gets the work done but requires device specific commands, which is ...
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What exactly is "network automation"?

When we say network automation, what "automation" are we talking about? What is that being automated? I've heard that in network automation we do not have to configure each individual ...
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Ansible doesn't return valid information

I am new in Ansible and wondering why I am getting invalid results. Here is the short script which should return an inventory informations like SN, model, SW version and name. --- - name: Cisco ...
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Configuring Cisco ASA DAP policies from CLI! (Automating bulk task)

So I have given a task to add 1000s of DAP policies after main DAP file crashed and backup is not available due to unfortunate reasons. There is predefined way of doing it through ASDM which is very ...
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Installing a redundant system in parallel routing

I have a legacy automation system which will be replaced by a newer version. As an fallback option, the new system will be installed in parallel to the old one. But only one will be "in control". Due ...
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Rest API to export configuration from an ACI

Is it possible to pull config from Cisco APIC controller using REST API from a remote server .
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How do I automate ssh sessions with a Router Ericsson IPOS?

I am trying to automate the healthcheck process of a router by running a centralised script from a linux server. I am so far able to access the router server without password prompt using ssh and rsa ...
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Automation out of the box?

Can anyone point me in the right direction ? I have been recently learning python with the goal of learning more about network automation, I can copy, paste, tweak and adjust a simple script to ...
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Automatically determining ipv6 prefix size to blacklist? [closed]

When writing blacklist automation for my network, is there a way to automatically determine the prefix size of the other party?
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how to automatic create and autoscale network? [closed]

is there any software or python library that can automatic create and autoscale physical network such as for cisco switches or automatic create a set of cisco configs which can form a network? is it ...
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how to discover devices in a large heterogenous network with huawei, cisco, alcatel and more different devices without using snmp?

i have a huge task to do and i need your help.I am new to the whole networking world and I apologize if this is a re-post of a question. so what i wanted is to discover and mapping all my enterprise ...
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Initial configuration of router using script

I'm kind of new to working directly with networking hardware (prior to my current job, the closest I got was logging into a Cisco router and modifying NATs), and have been tasked with automating the ...
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Alternative to Cisco APIC-EM for small lab

Are there any alternatives to meet a small auto provisioning server for a Cisco switch (Cat3850)? I'm working to setting up a "plug and play" capable Cisco switch (Cat3850) in small isolated lab. I ...
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Python Script to change ip-helper IP on Cisco devices? [closed]

New to stack exchange and Python. Hopefully this is allowed to be asked. I am taking a class on Python and finally starting to dip my toe into the water. I have a ton to learn but I already have a ...
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Routing traffic to a load-balanced, autoscaling NAT layer on AWS [closed]

I am trying to create a network with the following features in AWS: A private subnet with one EC2 instance, called 'Traffic Source' All HTTP(S) traffic from the Traffic Source subnet destined for 0.0....
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Juniper ztp trigger system requests

I have automated my network provisioning with ztp and ansible and it's already rocking. When ztp finishes I have a working config but I'm missing 2 things: the xe-0/1/2 and xe-0/1/3 on my ex3300 are ...
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Backup configuration from SonicWall using ssh or scp

I'm evaluating whether to get a SonicWall TZ or a comparable Fortinet firewall. One thing i can't find but would really like to have is the ability to automate backing up the firewall configuration. ...
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Auto Sensing in Modern Switching Equipment

Ive noticed that Modern switching equipment will auto sense whether it should be DTE or DCE. It will also auto sense whether the line can be in full duplex mode, or if it must be in half duplex. Ive ...
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How to automate Wireshark GUI like IO Graph

I use a lot IO Graph in Wireshark but for each capture, I have to set again (and again...) all my "preferences" for X/Y Axis and Graph 2/3 filters and so on... That is really annoying. I looked at ...
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Automate configuration backup (every minute) in Cisco IOS

I'd like to make my Cisco router automatically do a copy run TFTP (and populate the fields automatically) every 1 minute. I'd also like it to be run in the background. Anyone know if this is possible/...
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