Integrating NetBox as a Source of Truth for Network Automation

Presented by

Rich Martin, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, Itential and Jordan Villarreal, Technical Advocate, NS1

About this talk

Historically, network teams have used spreadsheets as a method of managing the allocation and utilization of IP addresses on the network. While this may have worked initially, many network organizations have recognized the downside of such a low-tech and inefficient solution and migrated into a more appropriate solution for managing this critical network resource. NetBox is a popular choice with network teams as a solution for managing IP addresses, inventory, and many more network resources. Network teams may overlook the robust REST API features it has, which makes it simple to integrate into the Itential Automation Platform to enable them to build automations that can directly access this as a source of truth. By coupling Data Transformations along with API integration, Itential can help network teams build a bridge that translates data between multiple IT systems, like NetBox and ServiceNow, inside a network automation. These features will enable the network team to spend less time manually accessing data from different applications and reduce the potential of inputting bad data due to human error. In this demo, you will learn to: • Understand the NetBox API structure. • Build an Itential automation workflow to utilize NetBox API calls. • Automate IP address reservation, queries, and updates. • Build a Data Transformation between NetBox and ServiceNow.
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