Managing large scale networks is challenging but tools and insights pioneered in the datacenter can help simplify network management.
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.