Itential Pre-Built Automations

Start fast and stay fast with pre-built workflows for network automation use cases.

Accelerate Use Cases Across Network Domains

Itential provides a number of pre-built automations that customers can leverage to rapidly adopt network automation for specific use cases. These automations are packaged and self-contained, and include all the relevant documentations, files, scripts, dependencies, and logical components that are needed to execute the automation such as workflows, forms, Golden Configuration tree, command templates and more. With Itential’s pre-built automations, organizations can start fast, onboard automation principles quickly and stay fast, mitigating manual management and reducing errors.

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Enable DevOps and NetOps teams to onboard automation principles

 
Automation
Software Upgrade – Cisco IOS
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NetOps

This software upgrade automation can be used to do a full upgrade of your Cisco IOS devices connected through either Ansible or NSO. It provides preconfigured and fully customizable network readiness checks, device pre- & post-checks and connectivity tests based on industry practices. A backup of the device config will be taken before the upgrade so the initial state of the device can be restored at any time.

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Automation
Software Upgrade – Cisco IOS XR
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NetOps

This software upgrade automation can be used to do a full upgrade of your Cisco IOS XR devices connected through either Ansible or NSO. It provides preconfigured and fully customizable network readiness checks, device pre- & post-checks and connectivity tests based on industry practices. A backup of the device config will be taken before the upgrade so the initial state of the device can be restored at any time.

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Automation
Configuration Compliance & Remediation
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SD-WAN
Telemetry/Analytics

The Configuration Compliance and Remediation automation allows network engineers to run scheduled compliance reports to check the compliance of devices against a specified Golden Configuration. If the compliance score has fallen under a customizable value for any given device, Itential Automation Platform will automatically take a backup of this device and try to automatically remediate the configuration back to the specified state. A report of all changes is shown to a network engineer.

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Automation
SD-WAN Branch Management – Meraki
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SD-WAN

This automation consists of a series of modular workflows that creates a network branch for a given organization and claims one or many device access points to that network. The automation also includes operational process integrations for notification & change management systems. Lastly, the pre-built automation accounts for manual verification steps and fallout handling in case of errors.

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Automation
L2/L3 VPN Provisioning
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Controller/Orchestration

Users can manage L2 VPN (Layer 2 Virtual Private Network) and L3 VPN (Layer 3 Virtual Private Network) services by utilizing abstracted multi-vendor service models that represent the minimum L2 VPN and L3 VPN service configurations. The service package runs on the Cisco NSO platform and is managed from the Itential Automation Platform user interface. This allows you automate the creation of L2/L3 VPNs across a device agnostic network.

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Automation
Cisco NSO Device On-Boarding
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Controller/Orchestration

The Cisco NSO Device Onboarding automation allows a user to onboard devices into an NSO instance. This automation can add a device into the NSO database, perform a fetch on the device SSH keys (if applicable) and execute a sync-from on the device being onboarded.

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Service Provisioning
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Controller/Orchestration

The service provisioning automation demonstrates an end-to-end usage of the Service Management workflow tasks in Itential Automation Platform (IAP). This enables you to learn how to leverage network intelligent tasks provided by the platform to create service provisioning automations built on best practices.

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Device File Transfer
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Utilities

Users can automate file transfer to upgrade any Cisco device (IOS/XR/NX) on the network from a remote file server. This optimizes software upgrade procedures by allowing engineers to execute preparation steps autonomously, thereby reducing the lead window.

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Automation
Device Pre-Check & Post-Check Execution
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NetOps
Telemetry/Analytics

Users can select a live device/group of devices from their inventory of NSO or Ansible devices to execute commands to check the current configuration and establish rules against these commands to determine the state of the device(s). This allows you to automate and evaluate pre and post checks against network devices, thereby eliminating the need to manually perform these activities during the maintenance window that result in human errors.

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Automation
SNMP Management
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NetOps

User can agnostically manage SNMP community strings across multiple device types by executing the automation against their network devices that are managed by Ansible. Operations teams can keep their finger on the pulse by automating access policies to gain insights into all their managed devices and applications on the network.

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Error Handling
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Utilities

The Error Handling automation defines an Itential certified way to show errors, warnings and other events within workflows to network engineers. Based on the event, a user can decide if the execution of the workflow should be cancelled or if the last step should be re-tried, potentially with different input data.

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Banner Management
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NetOps

Users can agnostically manage network banners across multiple device types and execute the automation against their network devices that are managed by Ansible. Streamlining banner management across your network allows for unified messaging.

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