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Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps_IJAUT Training & Certification Course

Overview

This three-day course provides students with introductory knowledge of how to automate Junos using DevOps automation tools, protocols, and technologies. Students receive hands-on experience with tools and languages relevant to automating the Junos OS platform in a DevOps environment. The course includes an introduction to the basic DevOps practices, Junos APIs, and NETCONF. It then focuses on using Python, PyEZ, Ansible, and REST API to automate Junos. XML, JSON, and YAML are introduced as these languages facilitate Junos automation. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience in automating the Junos operating system and device operations. This course uses Junos OS Release 18.1R1, Junos PyEZ 2.1, and Ansible 2.5

Prerequisite

  • Basic understanding of the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol suite;
  • Basic understanding of computer networking concepts

Full Description

Module1:  Course Introduction

 

Module 2:  Introduction to Junos OS

  • Junos OS Basic Design Architecture
  • Traffic Processing
  • CLI Modes and Features
  • Initial Configuration Tasks
  • Interface Types and Configuration

Lab 1: Configuring a Device using Junos CLI

 

Module 3: Introduction to DevOps

  • Why DevOps?
  • The Benefits of DevOps
  • DevOps Goals and Best Practices

 

Module 4: The Junos Automation Stack

  • The Junos Automation Stack and DevOps
  • Junos XML API Overview
  • Junos REST API Overview
  • Junos JET API Overview
  • Review of Junos Automation Tools

 

Module 5:  Introduction to XML and XPath

  • Basic XML Syntax
  • The Junos XML Schema
  • Navigating the Junos XML Schema with XPath

Lab 2: Working with XML and XPath

 

Module 6: The XML API and NETCONF

  • NETCONF
  • The Junos XML API
  • Languages and Libraries Used to Automate the Junos XML API
  • Case Study

Lab 3: Using XML and NETCONF for Automation

 

Module 7: Introduction to JSON and YAML

  • The Need to Structure Data
  • JSON Basics
  • YAML Basics
  • Use of JSON and YAML in Junos Automation

Lab 4: Using JSON and YAML

 

Module 8: Introduction to Ansible

  • Ansible Architecture and Capabilities
  • Ansible Playbook Basics
  • Using Ansible to Retrieve Junos Status Information
  • Using Ansible to Retrieve and Modify Configuration Information
  • Case Study

Lab 5: Using Ansible to Automate Junos

 

Module 9: Introduction to Python

  • Basic Python Syntax
  • Python 2 vs. Python 3
  • Python Data Types and Variables
  • Python Sequences, Tuples, Sets, and Dictionaries
  • Python Libraries
  • The Python Interactive Interpreter
  • Case Study: Creating a Python Script to Solve a Problem

Lab 6: Using the Python Interpreter

 

Module10: Introduction to Junos PyEZ

  • Connecting to Junos Devices with PyEZ
  • Retrieving Junos Device Status and Configuration Handling
  • Modifying the Junos Configuration with PyEZ
  • Using PyEZ utilities to upgrade Junos software
  • Case Study

Lab 7: Using PyEZ to Manage Junos Devices

 

Module 11: The Junos REST API

  • Overview of the Junos REST API
  • Methods of Connecting to the Junos REST API
  • Configuring the Junos REST API
  • Using the Junos REST API Explorer
  • Using the Junos REST API to Retrieve Junos Configuration Data
  • Case Study

Lab 4: Using the REST API

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