An API interface can be used for multiple workflows to perform network automation. Utilizing the plethora of endpoints available on the Mobility Conductor, it is simple to construct a variety of automation workflows. We have identified some automation workflows as mentioned below:
Day 1 Automation
Suppose, a customer has a new wireless site coming up. What are the typical tasks one follows on Day 1 of installation:
- Create node-hierarchy
- Add MDs to these node hierarchy
- Allowlist APs
- Create AP groups and add APs to them
- Create SSIDs.
This is just a typical list of sample tasks. There can be more tasks depending on different cases. All of these tasks can be automated using APIs.
Some of these examples can be found under Day 1 Tasks under Use Cases section and also Examples under Ansible section
Run time automation can be used to achieve tasks that needs to be done after initial installation is complete. Some sample tasks can be like:
- Adding a new VLAN on the MCR/MD/Standalone.
- Creating a new AP group
- Adding a new Radius server
- Adding a new SSID
Some of these examples can be found under Run-Time Tasks under Use Cases section and also Examples under Ansible section
Monitoring automation can be achieved in two ways:
- Use 'showcommand' API
- Use various GET APIs to fetch information.
Scripts can be written to continuously monitor the system or even monitor it on demand. Custom dashboards can be created with the data received from these APIs.
Some of these examples can be found under Monitoring Tasks under Use Cases section and also Examples under Ansible section
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To find out more on what are some of the Use Cases for above mentioned types of Automation: