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Cisco Digital Network Architecture: Intent-based Networking for the Enterprise, First Edition by Simone Arena, Matthias Falkner, David Zacks, Tim Szigeti

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Chapter 14

Cisco DNA Automation

As outlined in Chapter 13, “Device Programmability,” device programmability lays the foundation for more sophisticated network automation. Device programmability allows you to interact with physical and virtual network elements using a machine-to-machine paradigm in a predictable and deterministic manner. The desired functionality is automated into the network layer using APIs. Cisco DNA automation, however, goes well beyond network element automation via the device level. It allows you to treat your network “as a system” in itself, to operate on multiple network elements simultaneously with consistency. Network controllers play a crucial role in Cisco DNA, providing capabilities to standardize configuration and ...

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