Automate Network Compliance and Service Assurance for Multi-Vendor Network Infrastructure
This practice usually results in islands of automation.
Anuta NCX Orchestrator uses a model-driven approach to ensure compliance for multi-vendor network infrastructure.
At the time of installation, NCX scans multi-vendor devices and discovers previously configured services using the admin defined YANG models. After NCX is deployed, it will provide a simple self-service portal so that operators can push the desired policies across multi-vendor infrastructure. So, NCX has the initial state of the entire network as well as the services that are configured.
Further, NCX periodically performs inventory job and validates the actual device configuration against the device state in NCX. If there is any discrepancy, NCX will generate an alarm. The administrator has two options to take corrective action.
This option updates the NCX state to include the current device configuration. Effectively, adding the out-of-band change to NCX state going forward.
This option over writes the device configuration with the current state in NCX. This will undo any out-of-band changes made to the device.
The configuration reconciliation feature ensures that NCX state is always in-sync with the device configuration thus enabling Service Assurance.
For more details, checkout NCX product page
– Kiran Sirupa, June 1st, 2016.