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Software upgrades are a common practice to provide new functionality and upgrade to a newly supported version of the software. This is the case for ConfD upgrades, they are necessary in order to benefit from new functionality or to apply bug fixes. An upgrade can be driven by a new version of ConfD, changes in YANG data models and application code, or a combination of both. Understanding ConfD upgrade best practices is an essential tool in your ConfD toolkit.
Download our new “Upgrading ConfD and the CDB Schema” application note which discusses common ConfD software upgrade scenarios and addresses some challenges and problems that can arise if not planned for ahead of time.
John Lawitzke, Engineering Product Manager
IETF standards evolve as real-world experience is gained. As a result, network element vendors are also encouraged to evolve, in order to adopt the latest standards and to maintain interoperability and feature completeness. NMDA is one example of such evolution. NMDA helps extend the original set of NETCONF datastores by adding two new datastores: Intended and Operational.
Join us on Thursday, May 13, 2021, for our "Network Management Datastore Architecture (NMDA)" webinar to learn not only the purpose of these new datastores but also:
When: Thursday, May 13, 2021, at 10:00 am PDT/1:00 pm EDT (60-minute webinar).
The NSO team hosted Developer Days APJC earlier this month. The two-hour live broadcast featured customer success stories, including a keynote from Telstra, and NSO experts. If you missed the event, you can view all the sessions on-demand on the NSO Developer Days Event Hub.
Try the new Learning Lab to see what applying best practices from CI/CD and NetDevOps to the network would look like using Cisco NSO.
In the video, Cox Communications Director of Network Engineering Matt Hayes and Cisco's Senior Manager – Cloud Platform Solutions Omar Sultan join Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin to discuss Cox's network automation strategy and its planned 'moon shot' to eliminate human to CLI interaction by 2026.
Recently, I was reading an article in the trade press that was discussing automation and network management and where things are going. The author said something that really caught my eye and fits what I have been talking about a lot here.
To upgrade or not to upgrade, this is the constant question IT teams and network device makers consider regularly.