Reading List

Below is a list of books that I have read, and recommend.


  • Deploying ACI: The complete guide to planning, configuring, and managing Application Centric Infrastructure by Frank Dagenhardt, Jose Moreno, Bill Dufresne
  • Policy Driven Data Center with ACI, The: Architecture, Concepts, and Methodology by Lucien Avramov, Maurizio Portolani
  • Building Data Centers with VXLAN BGP EVPN: A Cisco NX-OS Perspective by Lukas Krattiger, Shyam Kapadia, David Jansen
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches and NX-OS by Vinit Jain, Bradley Edgeworth, Richard Furr
  • Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols by Zaheer Aziz, Johnson Liu, Abe Martey, Faraz Shamim

Programmability & Automation

  • Network¬†Programmability and Automation by Jason Edelman, Scott S. Lowe, and Matt Oswalt
  • Automate Your Network: Introducing the Modern Approach to Enterprise Network Management by John Capobianco
  • Mastering Python Networking: Your one-stop solution to using Python for network automation, DevOps, and Test-Driven Development by Eric Chou
  • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart

Professional Development

  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  • Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results by Stephen Guise
  • From Techie to Boss: Transitioning to Leadership by Scott Cromar
  • Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson , Joseph Grenny


  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
  • We Put a Man on the Moon: Thoughts on Living a Better Story by Kyle Scheele
  • The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe
  • Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman
  • Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly