First Steps: Python and Network Automation

I won’t get into any of the arguments about what constitutes “network automation.” For me and the purposes of some of the posts, it’s simply about learning Python and some of the libraries to help simplify information gathering and or device configuration. If you want to get started down this path, then your first course of action is to get familiar with “CiscoConfParse” and “Netmiko.” The first thing you have to deal with is connecting to your devices and issuing commands, that’s where Netmiko comes in. Then you will want to parse configurations to either extract details or to help...