This chapter covers the following topics:
Controller Versus Device-Level Management: This section compares and contrasts the two network device management options currently available: controller-based and device-level management.
Infrastructure as Code: This section introduces the concepts of infrastructure as code.
Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Pipelines: This section examines CI/CD pipelines, why they are used, the problems they address, and how they can be applied to infrastructure automation.
Automation Tools: This section covers popular automation tools that are used for configuration management and network automation.
Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO): This section provides an ...