Network Programmability for Noobs (ENAUTO, DCAUTO, DevNet)

Using python and the NX-OS API to Configure OSPF on a device.

This script will authenticate with a Nexus device that has feature nxapi enabled. We store the token received in a variable for later use, and then enable ospf globally, set the router id, and finally configure an interface with an IP address and to participate in our ospf instance in area 0.

On my journey towards Enterprise CCIE, I might make a pit stop or two at some of the DevNet certs.

Getting started with it all can be confusing, info overload to the max, and somewhat discouraging when you’re not sure how to accomplish tasks on your own.

The point of this video was not necessarily to be an in depth tutorial, but more an overview of the thought process I used to accomplish the task of having a python script configure something on a network device, without following a tutorial.

I used the NXAPI documentation, postman, and the NXAPI sandbox to accomplish creating this script.

As I continue my path towards the Cisco ENAUTO (Automating Enterprise Networks), I will continue to post my learnings.

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CCNA Packet Tracer Lab | Static PAT and ACL – Can you do it?

This lab challenge will test your skils in OSPF, Static PAT, ACL’s, DHCP, and other network configuration basics.

This CCNA Packet Tracer lab challenge will improve your skills in OSPF, Static PAT, ACLs, and more basic skills such as IP assignment, etc.

You can set this up as a Packet Tracer lab, and if people are interested in this type of thing I can provide file packs with solutions, etc. Let’s start by taking a look at the topology below:

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