ENAUI: Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions

Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI) v.1.2 teaches you how to implement Cisco Enterprise automated solutions, including programming concepts, orchestration, telemetry, and automation tools

This course highlights the tools and the benefits of leveraging programmability and automation in the Cisco-powered Enterprise Campus and WAN. You will also examine platforms including IOS XE software for device-centric automation, Cisco DNA Center for the intent-based enterprise network, Cisco Software-Defined WAN, and Cisco Meraki. Their current ecosystem of APIs, software development toolkits, and relevant workflows are studied in detail together with open industry standards, tools, and APIs, such as Python, Ansible, Git, JSON/YAML, NETCONF/RESTCONF, and YANG.

This course helps prepare you to take the exam 300-435 ENAUTO. This course also earns you 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

Audience

Network engineers who need to use modern programming, automation and orchestration tools such as Python, Ansible and Git to automate, streamline and enhance their Cisco enterprise network.

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic programming language concepts
  • Basic understanding of virtualization
  • Ability to use Linux and CLI tools, such as Secure Shell (SSH) and bash
  • Networking knowledge equivalent to the CCNP level
  • Foundational understanding of Cisco DNA, Meraki, and Cisco SD-WAN

Recommended training to fill the prerequisites:

Course objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Get familiar with different API styles (REST, RPC) and synchronous and asynchronous API requests
  • Learn how to use Postman software development tool in order to test the API calls
  • Learn how to automate repetitive tasks using Ansible automation engine
  • Explore a Python programming language, Python libraries and Python virtual environments and learn how can they be used for automation of network configuration tasks
  • Get introduced to GIT version control system and its common operations
  • Learn how to leverage the various models and APIs of the Cisco IOS XE platform to perform day-zero operations, improve troubleshooting methodologies with custom tools, augment the CLI using scripts, and integrate various workflows using Ansible and Python
  • Learn about the paradigm shift of model-driven telemetry and the building blocks of a working solution
  • Learn how to leverage the tools and APIs to automate Cisco DNA infrastructure managed by Cisco DNA Center
  • Demonstrate workflows (configuration, verification, health checking, and monitoring) using Python, Ansible, and Postman
  • Understand Cisco SD-WAN solution components, implement a Python library that works with the Cisco SD-WAN APIs to perform configuration, inventory management, and monitoring tasks, and implement reusable Ansible roles to automate provisioning new branch sites on an existing Cisco SD-WAN infrastructure
  • Learn how to leverage the tools and APIs to automate Cisco Meraki managed infrastructure and demonstrate workflows (configuration, verification, health checking, monitoring) using Python, Ansible, and Postman

Course content

 

Network Programmability Foundation
Version Control with GIT
Introduction to Network-Based APIs
Characteristics of API styles (REST and RPC)
Synchronous and Asynchronus API Requests
Python Fundamentals
Python Modules
Introduction to Ansible for Network Automation
Cisco DevNet Resources

Automating APIs and Protocols
JavaScript Object Notation
Extensible Markup Language
YAML Data Serialization Standard
Introduction to YANG
Types of YANG Models
Introduction to NETCONF
Introduction to RESTCONF
Postman for REST API Consumption

Managing Configuration with Python and Ansible
Enterprise LAN Network Automations Overview

Implementing On-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco IOS XE Software
Introduction to Programmability Features on Cisco IOS XE

Implementing Model-Driven Telemetry
Data Models on Cisco IOS XE Software
Streaming Telemetry
Streaming Telemetry Models
Streaming Telemetry Transport Protocols

Day-Zero Provisioning with Cisco IOS-XE
Day-Zero Operations
iPXE Overview
Cisco Network Plug and Play Overview
ZTP Overview

Implementing Automation in Enterprise Networks
Cisco Intent-Based Network Overview
Cisco DNA Center Architecture
Cisco DNA Center APIs

Building Cisco DNA Center Automation with Python
Explore Cisco DNA Center Libraries

Automating Operations using Cisco DNA Center
Introduction to Cisco DNA Center Assurance Workflows
Cisco DNA Center Event Webhooks

Introducing Cisco SD-WAN Programmability
SD-WAN Overview
Cisco SD-WAN Architecture
Cisco SD-WAN REST API Overview

Building Cisco SD-WAN Automation with Python
Working with Templates in Cisco SD-WAN
Python Workflows for Cisco SD-WAN

Building Cisco SD-WAN Automation with Ansible
Shaping SD-WAN Overlay with Policies
Using Ansible with Cisco SD-WAN APIs

Automating Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki Architecture and Automation Capabilities
Cisco Meraki REST API Overview

Implementing Meraki Integration APIs
Cisco Meraki Integrations Overview
Location Scanning APIs
Cisco Meraki Camera APIs
Cisco Meraki Captive Portals
Cisco Meraki Wireless Health
Explore Cisco Meraki Webhook Alerts

Labs:

  • Automate Networks with Netmiko
  • Use Postman for REST API Consumption
  • Use Ansible to Configure and Verify Device Configuration
  • Implement On-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco IOS XE Software
  • Use Python on Cisco IOS XE Software
  • Implement Streaming Telemetry with Cisco IOS XE
  • Perform Administrative Task Using the Cisco SD-WAN API
  • Build, Manage and Operate Cisco SD-WAN Programmatically
  • Consume SD-WAN APIs Using the uri Module
  • Manage Policies with Ansible
  • Build Reports Using Ansible-Cisco SD-WAN Role
  • Implement Cisco Meraki API Automation
  • Explore Cisco Meraki Integration APIs
  • Explore Cisco Meraki Webhook Alerts

Certification

This course helps you prepare for exam 300-435 ENAUTO: Automating Cisco Enterprise Solutions.

After you pass 300-435 ENAUTO, you earn the Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist - Enterprise Automation and Programmability certification, you will also satisfy the concentration exam requirements for both the CCNP Enterprise certification and the Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certification.

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