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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Network Automation with AOS8 and AOS6

by gmcms
Posted01.08.20 Automation Trends
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By Gilbert Moisio, Senior consultant, specialist on knowledge acquisition, technologies and methodologies. He published several papers about automation, Software-Defined Networking and Wi-Fi. His website: https://moisio.fr/

 

The Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch portfolio of switches have two operating systems to simplify equipment automation: AOS6 and AOS8.

How work Network Automation

Figure 1- Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Network Automation

 

AOS8 has more automation features  than AOS6, but the common features between the two systems are:

 

 

 

  • Ansible / SSH with my Network Modules available in the Galaxy.

 

On AOS8, an Off-box automation method consists of using the Python language and access to Web Services. This approach allows you to build a complete application in CLI  mode or in web mode with a framework like Django or Flask.

Python to AOS Web Service Provider

You can find more information about the Python code by following this link to the article written by Gilbert Moisio: https://moisio.fr/category/ale/

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