NetCraftsmen, a BlueAlly company has had staff members doing forms of network (and security) automation for several years. Part of the commitment to network-related automation is to better publicize some of the work the NetCraftsmen team has been doing and give back to the network automation community. Of course! Seeing that there is also a growing public community of shared code, ideas, training, etc., it seems appropriate to make sure NetCraftsmen coding and learning resources are readily accessible.
This blog provides links to the NetCraftsmen shareable materials I know about (as of 8/16/2023).
Several webinars/meetups can be found online, co-hosted by Joel King.
- The RTP Programmability and Automation meetup public space lists upcoming or past events: https://www.meetup.com/rtp-programmability-and-automation-meetup/events/.
- The meetup video recordings can be found at https://www.youtube.com/@infrastructureautomation
Danny has written about his experiences with various Cisco automation certs, etc. He can be found on Twitter/X as @devnetdan.
Danny’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/devnetdan. See especially the live stream recorded videos at https://www.youtube.com/@DevNetDan/streams. There are a lot of videos, so I’m not going to try to include individual links here.
Danny’s blog site: https://devnetdan.com.
Danny’s blogs (titles and descriptions): https://devnetdan.com/blog/. Here’s the current list of Danny’s blog dates and titles with direct links to them:
- July 3, 2023: Cisco Live Us 2023 – Vegas!
- February 5, 2023: Net-Textorial
- August 16, 2022: Netcheck Project
- June 8, 2022: Cisco Devnet Expert: Round 2
- May 10, 2022: Cisco Devnet Expert: My First Lab Experience
- December 15, 2021: Containerlab: Cisco Csrs In Containers?!
- December 3, 2021: Road To Devnet Expert
- October 17, 2021: Sync Vs. Async
- August 8, 2021:Pyats And Genie: Part 4
- July 12, 2021: Pyats And Genie: Part 3
- June 14, 2021: Pyats And Genie: Part 2
- May 4, 2021: Pyats And Genie: Part 1
- April 22, 2021: Devnet Pro Journey: Completed!
- April 4, 2021: Devnet Pro Journey: My First Devcor Exam Experience
- February 15, 2021: Devnet Pro Journey: Devcor Weeks 5 And 6
- January 31, 2021: Devnet Pro Journey: Devcor Week 4
- January 17, 2021: Devnet Pro Journey: Devcor Week 3
- January 10, 2021: Devnet Pro Journey: Devcor Week 2
- January 3, 2021: Devnet Pro Journey: Starting Devcor
- December 20, 2020: Ci/Cd Pipelines: Part 2
- December 6, 2020: Ci/Cd Pipelines: Part 1
- November 22, 2020: Webhooks
- November 15, 2020: Devnet Study Group
- November 8, 2020: Completed: Enauto (And Ccnp)
- October 25, 2020: “Why Not?”
- October 18, 2020: Python Vs. Platform (Ansible)
- October 11, 2020: The Enauto Journey Begins
- October 4, 2020: Encor Passed!!!
- September 27, 2020: Netconf Vs. Restconf
- September 22, 2020: Welcome!
Danny’s GitHub site: https://github.com/dannywade. Popular repositories there:
- Devnet-expert: scripts from DevNet Expert study
- Net-textorial: TUI app for learning about parsing data from network devices
- Netcheck: Network change validation and analysis web app
- Dnac-sidekick: CLI app to interact with Cisco DNA Center
- Learning-pyats: Rep for all Cisco pyATS code examples
- Textual-pandas: Module to display Pandas dataframes in Textual
- Terraform-CML2: Repo with Terraform configs to provision CML2 labs
(Plus, others: 15 total)
LinkedIn: Joel W. King (@programmablenetworks)
- Hedge 152: Joel King on the network and DevOps
- Programmability and Automation Meetup – Introduction to network telemetry using Apache Kafka
- Introduction to network telemetry using Apache Kafka in Confluent Cloud.
- Cisco Federal Innovation Challenge: Event-Driven Network Telemetry
- Cisco Federal Innovation Challenge: Public Git repository
- What is NetDevOps, and how can it help IT meet business goals? (6 July 2022)
- Microsoft Excel (and CSV files) as a Source of Truth for configuration data.
- Cisco Secure Network Analytics (Stealthwatch) app for Splunk SOAR https://developer.cisco.com/codeexchange/github/repo/wwt/csna/ (authored while with WWT)
- DevNet interview: https://blogs.cisco.com/developer/devnet-creator-joel-king
I did some modest ELK stack exploration (and some other small explorations) a while back that I’ve got up on GitHub: https://github.com/pjw1024/ELK-Explorations. I wrote it up in the hope it would help others get started (albeit at a pretty basic level). Note that when I did it, the virtual Nexus image did not send telemetry, which I’d hoped to graph.
I’ve done a bunch of other scripting (Python, PERL, etc.) but its either rapidly hacked together or stuff I don’t want to post for <reasons>.
Here’s one way to see my prior blogs regarding automation: https://www.google.com/search?q=peter+welcher+automation+site%3Anetcraftsmen.com
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