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When evaluating Network Automation, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?

Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Content at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

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44 Answers

AliceGolakiya - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Make sure to set the standards to develop Ansible playbooks.

Centralized Network-as-a-Code (NaaC) repo should be maintained in either of the SCM tools.
Documentation of the playbooks to ease the use of code by different teams or integration with teams.

Faycal Noushi - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Generally, there are a few things to consider for network automation solutions:

Vendor adaptability: the solution has to be adaptable to multiple vendors

Configuration versioning/diff

Template mechanisms

Audit capabilities

Ease of use & reporting

reviewer1333941 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Version Control for Network as Code, using something like Git

Northbound API integration

Integration with current Service Portal or Orchestration tools

Multivendor support

Learning curve for Network engineers - Learning Ansible is easier than learning Python. Ansible can be a stepping stone to expanding into Python or other languages

Avoid Automation bubbles where possible - don't have multiple automation solutions for the same network infrastructure  by the same team.

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