Today’s Heavy Networking looks at sources of network truth. Specifically, with NetBox. What is NetBox? To quote netbox.readthedocs.io:
“NetBox is an open source web application designed to help manage and document computer networks. Initially conceived by the network engineering team at DigitalOcean, NetBox was developed specifically to address the needs of network and infrastructure engineers.”
NetBox is growing in popularity among networkers. Here to talk to us about why NetBox is so great is John Anderson. He’s a network automation engineer at NetworkToCode, and a NetBox contributor.
- What NetBox is – IPAM and DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) software
- What NetBox is not – a network management system, a network discovery tool, or DNS/DHCP server
- How to deploy NetBox
- How you model the intended state of your network and import data to it
- The kinds of information it can contain and what you can do with it
- Its support for IPv6
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