Network Automation Resources

Drowning in DNS-related service tickets? DNS automation is the answer.
We put together our top content to help you get up and running with DNS automation quickly.

Webinar Series: Making Network Automation Work For You

Episode 1: The Basics

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to install Gateway from Docker
  • How to set it up and import our customizable workflow templates from Github

Episode 2: Bulk Importing

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to write logic in Gateway to resolve errors/conflicts
  • How to deal with potential dependencies
  • How to clean up and consolidate data as you load it

Episode 3: Scheduling (ft. Rundeck)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to use Rundeck to schedule reports and easily change/revert IP objects

Episode 4: Reporting

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to generate your own customized report that leverages data from BlueCat, as well as a third party ITSM

Episode 5: Self-Service

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to simplify the interaction down to a single screen from start to finish
  • How to verify end results

Episode 6: ITSM Integration

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The advantages of integrating Gateway with your IT Service Management system to get more work done faster

Episode 7: Workflow Masterclass

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How we setup our development environment
  • How we develop, test, and work out the bugs
  • How to setup our IDE (PyCharm) to run the application locally
  • Tips to speed up the overall process

Blog Series: DNS Automation​

DNS automation: Add multiple DNS entries with Gateway

Gateway is BlueCat’s application for creating custom workflows to automate common tasks, reducing day-to-day manual effort. Learn how to save time with…

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DNS automation: Scheduling tasks using Gateway and Rundeck

Rundeck, an open-source scheduling platform, easily integrates with Gateway using our plug-in available on GitHub. With Rundeck and Gateway, you can create…

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DNS Automation: Host records and selective deployment

Adding devices to a network is a basic, day-to-day responsibility of any DNS administrator.  New computers, IoT devices, servers, and other equipment are…

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DNS Automation: Internet breakout and SD-WAN domains

All the modular layers of today’s corporate networks – clouds, data centers, branch office connections, and SD-WAN controllers – have their role to…

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Blog Series: My Network Automation Journey

My Network Automation Journey, Part 1: Frameworks and Goals

BlueCat invited John Capobianco, author of “Automate Your Network: Introducing the Modern Approach to Enterprise Network Management” to walk us through…

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My Automation Journey, Part 2: Building in Ansible and Initial Impact

BlueCat invited John Capobianco, author of “Automate Your Network: Introducing the Modern Approach to Enterprise Network Management” to walk us through…

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My Network Automation Journey, Part 3: Modernizing the Network Development Toolkit

BlueCat invited John Capobianco, author of “Automate Your Network: Introducing the Modern Approach to Enterprise Network Management” to walk us through…

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My Automation Journey Part 4: Data Models and Templates

BlueCat invited John Capobianco, author of “Automate Your Network: Introducing the Modern Approach to Enterprise Network Management” to walk us through…

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