October 25, 2023
Automation.Day STL '23 - NetBox Unleashed
As network automation continues to gain traction, many groups face the challenge of creating an automation-friendly repository for their diverse data sets. In this session, Jordan Villarreal from NetBox Labs delved into the industry-leading open-source project, NetBox, which facilitates the correlation of network deployment information across multiple domains, thus enhancing automation and data association. We illustrated these benefits using a sample dataset from a fictional company. We explored a fully documented corporate headquarters and several satellite sites, emphasizing their IPAM, DCIM, internet circuits, virtualization environments, and the benefits of correlating this data. Additionally, we addressed the challenges faced when adopting open-source software and how contemporary companies are stepping up to support organizations in their needs.