Overall rating: 4.04 Instructor: 4.21 Materials: 4.09 more …

This webinar takes a user from zero to learned hero using real world experience and demonstratable technology. Using off the shelf tools from well known companies along with DIY using Python, NETCONF and YANG background knowledge and real world how-to steps will be delivered over a two hour webinar. By the end the audience will understand the purpose of YANG, how NETCONF facilitates delivery of information built on the YANG model to network element and will have real world experience of both of these technologies in a multi-vendor environment.


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Part 1: Introduction to NETCONF and YANG

  • What is NETCONF and YANG
  • Why are SNMP, CLI and REST not good enough?
  • Where did NETCONF and YANG come from?
  • Example: configuration deployment with MG Soft NETCONF Browser Pro
  • How does NETCONF work over XML?
  • Tools you can use to test your NETCONF code
  • Example: NETCONF over SSH with Nexus OS and Junos
  • How does YANG work?
  • End-to-end YANG & NETCONF with Python

Part 2: NETCONF Deep Dive

  • Opening NETCONF Session
  • Configuration and Operational Data
  • NETCONF Datastores
  • Getting and filtering operational data

Part 3: Vendor implementations

  • NETCONF on Cisco IOS
  • NETCONF on Junos

About the Author

David GeeDavid Gee David Gee is a constantly evolving and passionate automation and event-driven-focused technologist, that enslaves programmable network devices and software. After spending years in classic network engineering (enterprise/ISP) where he designed ISP, large government and enterprise networks, opportunities to get involved in network automation presented themselves with forward thinking customers. In a previous career, David was an embedded 8/16 bit software developer and he revived and tweaked those industrial automation skills for use in the networking field.

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Target Audience

This webinar is targeted towards network and devops engineers who understand the fundamentals of network engineering, network design and operation using traditional toolsets. Knowledge of Python is not mandatory however some simple background reading on the basics would be beneficial.

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About the webinar

Not coherent, skips from topic to topic. Or maybe this is just how NETCONF is. A pile of disorganized hacks.

Unknown User
Good introductory to Netconf + YANG.
There are several demos to get the basic idea.
Vladislav Atanasov
An excellent webinar to grasp the concepts on Netconf and Yang
Gabriel Sulbaran
well worth watching, great coverage of both practical and theory.
Jason Belk
There was too much non-technical discussion in the talk. The content could have been more technically specific. Presenter was more focused in telling us what he thought about it than what the tools did technically. This is a technical forum and I was expecting that it would cover the topic technically in depth and not only in a general width. It was not worth the time or money. I had to go elsewhere to get the techinal details I was after.
Abid Ghufran

About the materials

Not coherent, skips from topic to topic. Or maybe this is just how NETCONF is. A pile of disorganized hacks.
Unknown User
Content could use updating though, other new yang + netconf tooling has come out since the recording.
Jason Belk
I am not sure if I would want to continue with my subscription for the next year. I have subscriptions at other places which are more technically fulfilling.
Abid Ghufran