Service provider and enterprise network teams that are moving toward a service oriented approach to network management are turning to the IETF standards for network configuration: NETCONF (RFC 6241) and YANG (RFC 6020). You may be wondering what these are all about and how they can help you get SDN ready.
NETCONF is the standard for installing, manipulating and deleting configuration of network devices while YANG is used to model both conﬁguration and state data of network elements. These standards are being used by leading vendors and standard organizations to help remove the time, cost and manual steps involved in network element configuration.
Tail-f Systems’ director of product strategy Stefan Wallin, in conjunction with IEEE, offers a free video tutorial on managing programmable networks that provides an in-depth technical overview of NETCONF and YANG.
The tutorial details how organizations can prepare for the new world of NFV and SDN service orchestration. Product managers and systems architects will learn how high quality management interfaces can make products easier to manage. Service providers will learn how to put requirements on vendors for better management interfaces.
If you have yet to check out this free tutorial on IEEE’s Comsoc.org site, there’s still time. Register here to watch “SDN, NETCONF and YANG—Programmable Networks Managed.”