After being introduced to REST APIs in your network automation journey, I’m sure you will hear about webhooks. Webhooks sound a lot more developer-centric and less about networking, but they can be a game changer when implemented correctly. In this post, we will talk about why, as network engineers, we should care about webhooks and […]

Completed: ENAUTO (and CCNP)

Brief Journey Overview My ENAUTO (and really my CCNP) journey began at least a year ago. No, I did not begin studying for these exams a year ago since the blueprints themselves didn’t exist at this time last year, but I did know they were coming due to the announcements at Cisco Live US 2019. […]

“Why Not?”

A common question we get asked by our management, kids, and others who want a desired outcome. Besides being asked, we may ask this same question to our vendors, technical support, and others in order to provide a sort of pressure to receive a desired result. As you can see, this question has been historically […]

Python vs. Platform (Ansible)

Intro In my ENAUTO studies, I’ve been exposed to many components to network automation: NETCONF, RESTCONF, YANG, Netmiko, Ansible, Puppet, APIs, and the list can go on. After learning and labbing up each of these technologies, I always come back to the question “Why and how?”. Why am I learning these technologies and how do […]