On an upcoming episode of the On-Premise IT Roundtable, we’ll be taking a deep dive into intent-based networking. In the meantime, Jason Edelman went into a deep dive on the idea of intent within a network, how it impacts desired state, and why IBN isn’t exactly a new idea.
Does a network engineer need to now do software development? Is that the direction the industry is going? Jason Edelman weighs in.
Jason Edelman comments on his blog: There is a lot of buzz around network APIs such as NETCONF and RESTCONF. Here we’ll take a quick a look at these APIs on Cisco IOS XE. On the surface, it seems Cisco IOS XE is the first network device platform that supports NETCONF and RESTCONF both driven […]
Jason Edelman writes on his blog: In summary, it appears OpenConfig is in fact focused on developing a multi-vendor network device API that uses vendor-neutral data models. Fair? Sure. At least, that is what I thought going into a recent Tech Field Day Event. As you can see first hand, I asked Anees Shaikh (Google) some specific […]
Jason Edelman writes on his blog: By now, you’ve probably heard of Cisco’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution that is centered around ACI, or the Application Centric Infrastructure. Like most SDN platforms, a key component is the controller otherwise known as the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) in the case of ACI. The APIC provides […]
Jason Edelman’s comments on his blog: To clarify, I had access to Schprokits and access to Big Switch kit. Schprokits does not natively support Big Switch integrations (maybe in the future now??). I worked with the Schprokits team to understand “how to extend” Schprokits and how to create custom actions. I then […]
Jason Edelman comments on his blog: I had a conversation recently with someone who has more of a sysadmin background. We started talking about the intersection of DevOps and networking and while his environment wasn’t large, there was one pain point he talked about — he doesn’t have access to the network switches to […]
Jason Edelman comments on his blog: In my previous post about Docker, I focused on an introduction to networking with Docker. That post had a fair amount of traction mainly due to it being #dockercon the week it was published, and seemingly, people had an interest in learning more about it. Following the […]
Jason Edelman’s comments on his blog: If you read this site often, you already know I’ve been doing quite a bit of work with Ansible specifically as it pertains to networking. While I will be showing another video very soon in a follow up post, I wanted to take a step back and cover […]
Jason Edelman’s comments on his blog: It’s been two weeks since I attended my 3rd consecutive Open Networking Summit (ONS) and I’m glad to say, I finally found some time to get some notes and thoughts on paper about the conference. Here are some on SDN at Google and Microsoft, and how they compare […]