Juniper Apstra Part I - Introducing a true IBNS

Aninda Chatterjee

With this post, we kick off a new series based on Juniper Apstra. This post serves as an introduction to Apstra - we’ll look at what a true IBN system is, how relational and graph databases are different (and why graph databases are ideal for network infrastructure), concluding with some general workflows in Apstra.

Multi-vendor EVPN VXLAN setup with Containerlab

Aninda Chatterjee

In this post, we deploy a multivendor EVPN L2 overlay fabric, with BGP in the underlay as well. The entire fabric deployment is automated with Ansible, and Containerlab is used to define and deploy the actual topology.

Junos Part II - BGP and BGP Unnumbered

Aninda Chatterjee

In this post, we look at BGP on Junos OS and a typical BGP configuration for the underlay, for a 3-stage Clos fabric. We also introduce BGP unnumbered, which is a great way of building the underlay, without the need of any IP addressing.

Juniper vQFX and Containerlab

Aninda Chatterjee

In this post, we look at how Containerlab can be used to quickly spin up vQFX topologies for network validation and testing. We’ll walk through the entire process - how to build docker images from vQFX images, what happens behind the scenes when bringing these containers up and how to build/verify your topology.