Sponsored By: Cisco Systems
Managing large scale networks is challenging but tools and insights pioneered in the datacenter can help simplify network management. In the Cisco IOS-XR 6.1.1 and Ansible 2.2 demo, Cisco technical marketing engineer, Akshat Sharma, starts with a day in the life of the network operations professional responding to an alert: An issue is causing service degradation and is affecting a large number of routers. Using the application hosting infrastructure available on IOS-XR 6.1.1 and linux tools like iPerf we’ll quickly trouble shoot the issue and resolve it on a pair of routers.
Then Peter Sprygada, director or engineering and network strategy at Ansible, will use Ansible, a tool that application and infrastructure owners use to orchestrate changes in the data center, and a set of Playbooks developed by Cisco to manage network devices, remediate the issue across a fleet of routers automatically to save time and reduce errors.
During the Cisco IOS-XR 6.1.1 and Ansible 2.2 demo, you’ll learn:
- Large scale networks require investment in DevOps workflows for efficient management
- Integration for Linux tools and support for containers is imperative
- Support for config management tools, like Ansible, is a pre-requisite for large scale deployments
Download the presentation slides and watch the Cisco IOS-XR 6.1.1 and Ansible 2.2 demo to learn how to better manage your large scale networks.