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When a change is detected on the configuration datastore, what can you use to monitor and help trigger an action? ConfD application developers are already familiar with the CDB subscription mechanism. However, there is another lesser known alternative feature called Kicker. This feature in ConfD is a dynamic, declarative notification mechanism for monitoring of configuration database changes. Kicker works for the entire configuration datastore, no matter whether that data is stored in CDB or in an external database via a data provider. Kicker is another tool in the toolbox of the ConfD application developer when incorporating ConfD into their platform.
Download the “Using the Kicker Feature in ConfD” application note to learn what Kicker is, how you can use it, and when and why you should use it.
John Lawitzke, ConfD Product Manager
Service providers and enterprises are pushing network element providers to support advanced programmability through standard configuration management APIs powered by NETCONF and YANG. Designing YANG data models properly and following best practices is a critical step that can go wrong in many ways, negatively affecting the management experience and automation. It is therefore very important to understand and apply YANG Best Practices to every data model.
Watch our on-demand Webinar on “YANG Best Practices”, presented by Jan Lindblad, co-author of “Network Programmability with YANG.”
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Recently, the annual NSO Developer Days event was held virtually. This is great news for you because all the presentations were recorded and are available for replay. Service providers and enterprise network automation professionals from around the world joined the two-day event for learning and collaboration. The event included informative keynotes, technical deep dives, user success stories, and social engagement. As a ConfD application developer, why should you care? Because understanding how your customer manages and automates your ConfD-based network element helps you to make a better product. The recordings of the on-demand and live content from this year's event are available now on the Cisco NSO Developer Hub YouTube channel.
It’s hard to believe that only a few months ago we launched the ConfD Developer on GitHub.
In the world of data model-driven management, automation success depends on how well the YANG data models are written.
When a configuration change is received by ConfD, how can your applications be notified of the change and act on it?