Itential Automation Gateway

Transform Scripts into APIs to Drive End-to-End Network Automation

 

Bring Your Own Automation:
Take Custom-Built Scripts and Ansible Deployments to the Next Level

Itential Automation Gateway is a robust, standalone application, purpose-built to propel enterprise network automation and further accelerate network programmability. It’s ‘Bring Your Own Automation’ capabilities enable network teams to seamlessly integrate their existing automation efforts and transform scripts into APIs for use in end-to-end network automation workflows within Itential’s Automation Platform.

Automation Gateway’s powerful features enable you to take your automation efforts to the next level, drive adoption, and maximize your investments.

With Automation Gateway you can:

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Centralize & Consolidate Management of Scripts and Ansible Artifacts for all Deployments

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Dynamically Discover Scripts, Ansible Playbooks, Modules, and Roles

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Federate & Decorate Scripts, Ansible Playbooks, Modules, and Roles

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Leverage Pre-Built Itential Ansible Modules for Network Automation on Github

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Utilize a Next-Generation Network Inventory Engine built on a Real-Time Federated Data Model

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Integrate with Itential’s Network Automation Platform to Build End-to-End Network Automations

Features & Functionalities

Automation Gateway further enhances the value of your custom-built scripts and Ansible deployments with the following features and functionalities.

VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF SCRIPTS & ANSIBLE ARTIFACTS

Automation Gateway provides a consolidated visual representation of all script types (python, perl, C, bash, etc.), Ansible Playbooks, Modules, Roles, and Devices from across all network deployments in your organization, via an intuitive user interface.

CENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT OF SCRIPTS & ANSIBLE ARTIFACTS

Users can manage all script types and Ansible artifacts from distributed environments in your organization from a single location. Users can now leverage scripts and Ansible artifacts that they didn’t have access to before.

DYNAMICALLY DISCOVER SCRIPTS & ANSIBLE PLAYBOOKS, MODULES, & ROLES

Automation Gateway dynamically discovers scripts, Ansible Playbooks, Modules, and Roles in your environment, making them available for use via APIs. Any changes made to these artifacts by users are reflected in the artifacts dynamically as well. Automation Gateway also enables users to try out the APIs in an interactive manner before executing them. These scripts, Playbooks, Modules, and Roles can also be used to build network intelligent workflows within Itential’s Network Automation Platform

FEDERATE & DECORATE SCRIPTS & ANSIBLE ARTIFACTS

Network automation contributors can enhance their scripts and Ansible artfacts for easier consumption of all scripts and both certified and custom developed Ansible artifacts. Dynamic federation ensures consistent data accuracy.

With decoration users have the flexibility to write/edit JSON schemas to modify metadata such as input parameters, descriptions, or types. Users can also rollback any changes made to the JSON properties of a script, Playbook, Module, Role, or device by resetting the schema to its original property settings.

ITENTIAL MODULES FOR ANSIBLE

Itential’s pre-built Ansible modules can be easily called from playbooks. Click here to view the list of Itential Ansible Modules.

NEXT-GENERATION NETWORK INVENTORY ENGINE

Automation Gateway creates and manages a next-generation network inventory engine that is always up-to-date and leverages a real-time federated data model.

See Automation Gateway in Action

In this demo video, explore how Itential Automation Gateway (previously known as Ansible Manager) provides simple APIs in order to unify operational & network processes to create automated, repeatable procedures.

Enhance Network Automation with Itential’s Automation Gateway

  • Close the Skills Gap Between IT and Network Operations
    Apply DevOps to NetOps by visually representing scripts, Ansible Playbooks, Modules, and Roles for use via standardized APIs, and abstracting information of artifacts and the complexity of scripting and YAML. This enables Network engineers to do their jobs without having an application development background.
  • Enhance Collaboration and Productivity
    Centralized management of scripts and Ansible artifacts consolidated from across the organization’s distributed network deployments, breaks down the barriers between different silos within an organization. Users can now leverage scripts, Ansible Playbooks, Modules, and Roles that they did not have access to before.
  • Increase Speed and Efficiency
    Dynamic discovery, federation and simplified decoration of scripts and Ansible artifacts, ensures data accuracy, improved quality, and faster deployment times with lower risk of errors.
  • Streamline Processes
    Leverage an API first approach by unifying and streamlining operational processes across multiple systems and departments across an organization.
  • Leverage Existing Investments
    Maximize your automation investment by integrating with Itential’s Platform, which can leverage scripts, Ansible Playbooks, Modules, and Roles from Automation Gateway to build network intelligent workflows for use cases across multiple domains.

Get Started on Your Journey to Intelligent Network Automation.

Schedule a demo to see how Itential can automate every aspect of your network changes.