Network Automation for the people, by the people.

What is Napalm?

Napalm is a vendor neutral, cross-platform open source project that provides a unified API to network devices.

Napalm plays nice with others!

Napalm is written in Python and already works with the most popular automation frameworks.


While Ansible provide their own modules for networking, Napalm works completely different. A lot of organizations are using Ansible together with our Napalm-Ansible modules.


Salt is a powerful and flexible open source software for remote execution, configuration automation, cloud control and event-driven orchestration. Since version 2016.11, Napalm is fully integrated with Salt and ships along with it.


StackStorm is an event driven automation framework that wires together your apps, services and workflows. StackStorm has created an integration pack for Napalm.

Do it yourself with code!

You don't have to use an existing automation framework to automate with Napalm. Since it's an open source library you could just integrate it with your own Python application.

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What people are saying

People around the world are using Napalm to automate their networks.
Below are some examples of what people think about the project.

The LINX Software team<br /><br /><br /><br />

"The Napalm library is a core part of our Network Automation platform and the vendor independent approach has allowed us to more easily interact with the devices deployed on our networks."

The LINX Software team

Jeremy Stretch

"Integrating NAPALM with NetBox has unlocked tremendous potential. We can click a button on the page and NAPALM will compare what it learns from a device to the data in NetBox, and we can immediately tell if an LLDP neighbor is missing or if a cable is out of place. It's a real force multiplier in network operations!"

Jeremy Stretch Network Developer, at DigitalOcean
Andrew Dampf

"We use NAPALM on several projects at Linode and as a result, we were able to introduce a new vendor's equipment in our environment with almost no changes to our code base."

Andrew Dampf Network Engineer, at Linode

Stars on GitHub




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Summer updates for napalm-ansible

By Napalm Automation / September 18, 2017

Ansible doesn’t have one of the best user experiences out there when it comes to installing third party modules. The process usually involves cloning a repo and updating ansible.cfg to make sure the cloned repo is in the path. This is not particularly terrible but it becomes an issue when you come to the realization you have to make sure yourself that the repo stays up to date, which means you have to keep track of every potential repo yourself and that you have to understand how each potential project that provides third party modules prefers to deal with versioning for ansible modules.

Using napalm-logs for event-driven network automation and orchestration

By Mircea Ulinic / September 06, 2017

After months of continuous work, we are thrilled to announce the first major release of napalm-logs.

YANG for dummies

By David Barroso / August 14, 2017

I originally wrote this post as part of the documentation of napalm-yang but then I realized this post could be interesting for the general audience and not exclusively for people willing to try out that project.