IETF standards are designed to evolve and be revised based on real world experience. RFC 8342, Network Management Datastore Architecture (NMDA), is one example. 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 usage showed that this datastore architecture needed to evolve. This is what led to the development of NMDA and the addition of two new datastores called <intended> and <operational>. This is an exciting new development in the world of NETCONF and YANG.
Download our application note, “NMDA and ConfD”, to learn more about NMDA and how you can quickly implement NMDA using ConfD 7.3 or later.