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DNA Automation using Python for APIC-EM & Spark using Node Red from IBM Cloud v1.0 (DAPAS10)

DNA Automation using Python for APIC-EM & Spark using Node Red from IBM Cloud v1.0 (DAPAS10)


Duration: 2 days

 With new technologies and applications are greatly increasing nowadays in the field of Networking, python is one of the popular programming languages that is being widely used by many developers to build applications. In this training, the participants will have an opportunity to jump-start their programming skills by starting to understand the basic constructs of a program and slowly evolve themselves to build a script to automate a routine task in the enterprise. 

This course demonstrates on how to create and execute a python script to make REST API call to APIC-EM and Cisco Spark to retrieve device info and device status to notify the respective engineers by creating a room in Cisco Spark and send notification


After attending this course you should be able to:
  • Introduction to SDN
  • Understanding the architecture of SDN
  • Quick overview on available SDN controllers
  • Introduction to Cisco APIC-EM – Enterprise class controller
  • Overview – various applications in APIC-EM
  • Understand web service and REST web service
  • Purpose of REST APIs
  • Overview on the available APIs in APIC-EM
  • How to consume REST API
  • Output data format - JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
  • Basics of Python
  • Understanding to execute sample scripts in python
  • Retrieving the network device and interface status from Cisco APIC-EM.
  • Creating Room in Cisco Spark and sending notification to respective personnel
APIC-EM – Overview
 Network Automation
 Platform packing

Web Service and Rest Web Service
 Types of Web Services – REST and SOAP.

 Introduction to REST
 Request and response model.
 Consumption of a RESTful API.
 Types of response data available - JSON/XML format

Making HTTP Request
 Understanding of CRUD

Python Programming Language
 Overview of Python
 Understanding Environment

Python Scripting for APIs
 Fundamentals Python Script in APIC-EM & Spark
 Use case Python Scripts in APIC-EM & Spark
 Executing the script to see the functionality
 Verifying Output
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