Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT)

Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT) 

This three-day course provides students with introductory knowledge of how to automate Junos using DevOps automation tools, protocols, and technologies. Students receive hands-on experience with tools and languages relevant to automating the Junos OS platform in a DevOps environment. The course includes an introduction to the basic DevOps practices, Junos APIs, and NETCONF. It also focuses on using Python, Junos PyEZ, and the Junos REST API to automate Junos. XML, JSON, and YAML are introduced as these languages facilitate Junos automation. Through demonstrations and hands-on labs, students will gain experience with automating the Junos operating system. This course uses Junos OS Release 20.2R2.11, Junos PyEZ 2.5.4, Python 3.6.8, and Ansible 2.9.5.

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Course Level

Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT) is an introductory-level course.

Intended Audience

This course benefits individuals responsible for configuring and monitoring devices running the Junos OS.


Basic understanding of the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol suite;

Basic understanding of computer networking concepts.


After successfully completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe DevOps principles and practices.
  • Explain how DevOps benefits an IT organization.
  • Discuss Network Reliability Engineering.
  • List and describe the various APIs Junos provides for automation.
  • Discuss the frameworks, libraries and tools used to automate Junos devices.
  • Understand XML document format.
  • Explain how the Junos OS uses XML.
  • Use XPath to navigate a Junos XML document.
  • Understand the NETCONF protocol.
  • Use NETCONF and the XML API to issue Junos RPCs.
  • List available XML API programming languages.
  • Configure Junos device using NETCONF.
  • Understand JSON syntax.
  • Explain how JSON is used in Junos .
  • Understand YAML syntax.
  • Explain how Junos automation tools use YAML.
  • Use JSON and YAML documents.
  • Verify an Ansible installation.
  • Retrieve information from Junos devices using Ansible.
  • Use Ansible to configure Junos devices.
  • Understand fundamental Python concepts.
  • Use the Python 3 interactive interpreter.
  • Modify and run Python scripts.
  • Install Junos PyEZ.
  • Use Junos PyEZ to connect to Junos devices and retrieve facts.
  • Use Junos PyEZ to execute Junos RPCs.
  • Use Junos PyEZ to modify Junos device configuration.
  • Describe Python exception handling with PyEZ.
  • Describe the capabilities of the Junos OS REST API.
  • Generate REST API RPC queries.
  • Use the REST API Explorer.
  • Describe the Junos operating system and its basic design architecture.
  • Explain transit and exception traffic processing.
  • Describe the Junos CLI and its features.
  • List and perform initial configuration tasks.
  • Describe interface types and perform basic interface configuration tasks

Course Contents

Day 1

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Introduction to DevOps

  • Why DevOps?
  • The Benefits of DevOps

Module 3: Junos Automation

  • The Junos Automation Stack
  • Junos XML API Overview
  • Junos REST API Overview
  • Junos JET API Overview
  • Overview of Junos Automation Tools

Module 4: XML and XPath

  • Basic XML Syntax
  • XML in the Junos OS
  • Navigating the XML Schema with XPath
  • Lab 1: XML and XPath

Day 2

Module 5: XML and NETCONF

  • Junos XML API
  • Junos XML API Programming Languages
  • Lab 2: XML and NETCONF

Module 6: Python Fundamentals

  • Python Basics
  • Python Types and Variables
  • Lists, Dictionaries, Sets, and Tuples
  • Python Libraries
  • Python Script Examples
  • Lab 3: Python Fundamentals

Module 7: Junos PyEZ Operations

  • Junos PyEZ
  • Execute Junos RPCs
  • Perform Device Operations
  • Lab 4: Junos PyEZ Operations

Day 3

Module 8: Junos PyEZ Configuration

  • Junos PyEZ Configuration
  • Junos PyEZ Exception Handling
  • Junos PyEZ and Jinja2
  • Lab 5: Junos PyEZ Configuration

Module 9: JSON and YAML

  • Data Formatting
  • JSON Basics
  • JSON Support in Junos
  • YAML Basics
  • Junos Automation and YAML
  • Lab 6: JSON and YAML

Module 10: The Junos REST API

  • REST API Overview
  • Configuring the REST API
  • Using the REST API
  • REST API Explorer
  • Lab 7: Using the Junos REST API

Appendix A: Introduction to Junos

  • Junos OS Basic Design Architecture
  • Traffic Processing
  • CLI Modes and Features
  • Initial Configuration Tasks
  • Interface Types and Configuration
  • Lab 8: Introduction to Junos

Appendix B: Ansible

  • Ansible Architecture and Capabilities
  • Ansible Playbook Basics
  • Using Ansible to Retrieve Junos Status Information
  • Using Ansible to Retrieve and Modify Configuration Information
  • Case Study
  • Lab 9: Ansible

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5/5/2021 7:30 AM PST Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT) - ILO Americas (AMER) AMER Online Juniper Networks English Closed
5/12/2021 Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT) - ILT & ILO Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Moscow, Russia + Online Diona Master Lab Russian Open
6/15/2021 7:30 AM PST Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT) - ILO Americas (AMER) AMER Online Juniper Networks English Open
8/2/2021 Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT) - ILT & ILO Americas (AMER) Phoenix, AZ + Online Dynamic Worldwide English Open
8/9/2021 9:00 AM CET Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT) - ILO Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Instructor-led Online Juniper Networks English Open
9/7/2021 7:30 AM PST Introduction to Junos Platform Automation and DevOps (IJAUT) - ILO Americas (AMER) AMER Online Juniper Networks English Open