Previous post in this series – There and Back Again – A Journey Into Network Automation Part 1 – ZTPS In Part 1 I talked about how having an SDN Overlay meant my network configurations were more uniform and consistent. This meant deploying the Arista ZTP Server made sense in automating initial deployment and scale out. […]
The first in a series of blog posts on how network automation efforts started at athenahealth.
Please read There and Back Again – A Journey Into Network Automation – Introduction for the context of this post. Deploying an SDN solution, in this case Nuage VSP, has a very definite impact on the physical network. It provides an opportunity to simplify. Nuage VSP, like most ‘commercial’ SDN solutions, provides an Overlay network, […]
I’ve been in networking for 25 years, but up until two years ago I’d had no cause to develop coding skills, nor even any Linux skills, beyond the most rudimentary. This always bothered me a bit, and was starting to bother me more and more. That’s because I realized a fundamental shift in how we were […]
I’ve been writing a bit on SolarWinds’ Thwack site lately about distributed monitoring of application performance on the network. The default thinking for many networking professionals still appears to work in terms of centralized observation of devices and interfaces, so I figured the topic could use a little bit of a boost. Thursday morning at […]