account_balance Network Automation

This working-group will develop a catalogue of common network automation tools for use within a NREN to drive automated configuration, security auditing, change control activities and
intra-domain automation activities.

For example, what CMDB, scripted provisioning tools, business process logic software and security auditing tools are used by each NREN?

The longer-term goal is to facilitate collaboration on common tools and practices, thus enabling NRENs to deploy network automation & orchestration more quickly and effectively.

The group will also work closely with other working groups to ensure interoperability and consistency.


  • Glossary (completed): a standardised glossary of terms related to Network Automation was created in collaboration with the Network eAcademy from the GÉANT project NETDEV Work Package;
  • Catalogue: Create and maintain a catalogue of network automation tools identifyc ommon APIs that NRENs utilise and setup network automation training;
  • Common Activities: Identify a common set of network automation activities each NREN could re-utilise, to reduce duplication of effort; and
  • New Common APIs: Identify and agree on a common API set for communicating between NRENs so that multidomain services such as AutoGOLE/SENSE or the Global Research Platform will work across networks.

Contact details:


Working Group Chairs

adjust Warrick Mitchell


adjust Migiel de Vos


Working Group Contributors

adjust AARNet

adjust ESnet

adjust GÉANT

adjust CESNET

adjust HEAnet

adjust KISTI

adjust JPNIC

adjust REANNZ

adjust Internet2

adjust RNP

adjust SANReN

adjust SURF

GNA-G Leadership Team Liaison

adjust David Wilde