Networks exist to support businesses. The ability to quickly adapt to business needs is the holy grail of a top-notch network team.
In a similar fashion to "agile" in the software development world, the network can be agile too. Modern networks are deployed and tested in minutes and hours instead of days, weeks and months.
In this episode, Eric Pulvino will join Dinesh Dutt in explaining and demonstrating how simulation factors into the deployment paradigm of modern networks. We'll discuss where simulation makes sense and how one can avoid the costs of an expensive hardware lab. We'll review a practical example of how to quickly build and configure a realistic network simulation and discuss how these simulations can be rolled into automated testing workflows to test config changes before pushing them into production.
Join us and learn:
What is Vagrant
How you can quickly recreate a real network topology in virtual land with Vagrant
How to use Cumulus VX with network automation tools such as Ansible & Puppet to simulate a real life network from ONIE and ZTP all the way to a fully running network.