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99 Problems and Configuration and Telemetry Ain’t Two

John Herbert of comments:


Isn’t SNMP just great? I love monitoring my network using an unreliable transport mechanism and an impenetrable and inconsistent data structure. Configuring my devices using automation is equally fun, where NETCONF has been subverted into something so ridiculously vendor-specific (and again, inconsistent), that each new device type (even from a single vendor) can mean starting again from scratch. Is there any hope for change? OpenConfig says yes.

I have real hopes that OpenConfig is going to make definition of network config elements easier to manage across platforms. I hope I don’t have to file it in my Unicorn Wish List either.

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