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One of the core principles of IETF standards is that they should continue to evolve and be revised based on real world experience. RFC 8342, Network Management Datastore Architecture (NMDA), is an example of one such standard. It is the datastore which ties together the worlds of YANG data models and NETCONF (and RESTCONF). Originally, the NETCONF standards only had the concepts of <startup>, <running>, and <candidate> datastores. Real world experience with NETCONF and YANG has shown that this datastore architecture needed to evolve. This is what led to the development of NMDA. NMDA builds on the original architecture of <startup>, <running>, and <candidate> datastores by adding two new datastores called <intended> and <operational>. This is an exciting new development in the world of NETCONF and YANG.
NMDA is a core NETCONF and YANG standard going forward. ConfD 7.3, our latest release, has introduced support for NMDA. Understanding why NMDA exists, what NMDA is, and how ConfD NMDA supports NMDA is essential knowledge for anyone who is working with programmability driven by NETCONF (or RESTCONF) and YANG. Our latest application note, “NMDA and ConfD”, provides this knowledge.
Readers will learn about how to use NSO as a tool for NETCONF and YANG interoperability and best practices testing as well as some of the possible issues that can be caught during testing!
John Lawitzke, ConfD Product Manager
The final days are upon us for being able to join the EANTC Multi-Vendor Interoperability event and participate in the NETCONF and YANG interop testing. Others have experienced firsthand how beneficial to their products participation is in order to ensure third party interoperability with NETCONF and YANG.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to benefit from EANTC NETCONF and YANG interoperability testing. Participate today in the 2020 EANTC testing by going to the EANTC website.
The final results will be presented at the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress event March 31 to April 3, 2020.
Happy New Year's
Looking back at 2019 and we have seen a lot of exciting opportunities and movement in the market. We have had a great year with a number of new featured releases, the announcement of ConfD Developer on GitHub, and programmability being the key enabler of innovation.
We couldn't be successful without each and every one of you. As we look to 2020 and what’s next in programmability, we couldn’t be happier to be doing it with you.
Today, I want to address two more trends I am seeing that are going to creating a shift in the network and how IT connects everyone to everything.
One of the core principles of IETF standards is that they should continue to evolve and be revised based on real-world experience.