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Network Automation with Nornir (formerly Brigade) on Software Gone Wild

David Barroso was sick-and-tired of using ZX Spectrum of Network Automation and decided to create an alternative with similar functionality but a proper programming language instead of YAML dictionaries masquerading as one. The result: Nornir, an interesting network automation tool formerly known as Brigade we discussed in Episode 90 of Software Gone Wild.

2018-05-30: Brigade was renamed to Nornir. As David wrote me: “just right after the podcast was published we got contacted by Microsoft engineers as they already had a quite popular Kubernetes automation tool called brigade as well so we decided to change the name of the project.

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for saving me some time by keeping the episode compact and without much giggling. I'm not even done with Ansible and there's yet another automation framework. So I'm a bit sick and tired about so many automation frameworks out there. Maybe someone could combine Ansible + Salt + Stackstorm + Brigade together and we would have the ultimate tool. It would go to the moon, I'm totally sure.

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  2. Or pick the appropriate tool for the job

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  3. Brigade seems to me as intuitive as Cisco's YDK. Till I figured it out how to use Brigade there will be the next automation tool around the corner. Nonetheless great one, captain Barbossa!

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