Ansible with Juniper

Speaking of centralized management of network devices would be a great idea to demonstrate some possibilities to use NETCONF and open-source software. Under the hood, we are going to use Ansible and “Juniper.junos”¬†library to manage Juniper vMX 14.1 and SRX 12.1 from GNU/Linux Debian CLI.

Software-driven network

This note is the first one in a small bunch of articles about SDN-sided tendencies already affecting networking or will affect soon. A lot of network engineers are still thinking that practical SDN as far away from networking as far IS-IS from to be called “simple”. But in reality, networking SDN is almost knocking on […]

NG-MVPN Extranet: Part 2

Welcome back. In the previous part, we had configured all service provider devices and got our first part of control plane information, populated by BGP. This time, we are going to configure the rest: provider tunnel, PIM, start on a p-multicast source and request some groups by customers.

The Standoff

How about a short humor break? Dive under the cut to find some hilarious moments from the long story between Juniper and Cisco.

Exam JNCIP-SP [JN0-660]

Few days ago, at March 14 to be precise, my Juniper Service Provider path had received another one pleasant milestone – JNCIP-SP exam has been passed! As always, my thoughts and a short overview of the exam are presented.

NG-MVPN Extranet: Part 1

We are continuing our fancy Juniper service provider journey and today we have an exciting subject – Next-Generation Multicast VPN (NG-MVPN shortly). In a nutshell, that type of service gives to a service provider a possibility to deliver multicast data on a set of customer sites, almost as simple as it works with IP/MPLS BGP […]