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Re: Intelligent Automation of network tasks

  • From: Alexei Roudnev
  • Date: Tue Dec 07 14:39:06 2004

On Cisco it is (generation of config update) veryu complicated (in general
case) task. But we always automated every day config changes (acccess lists,
as path lists, route maps, interfaces except some special cases, and so on).

perl + 'expect+ 'conf net' was key elements.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jared Mauch" <[email protected]>
To: "Ejay Hire" <[email protected]>
Cc: <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: Intelligent Automation of network tasks

> On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 12:39:25PM -0600, Ejay Hire wrote:
> >
> > In my opinion, every network with more than a dozen or so routers needs
> > an automated method to distribute massive configuration changes.  There
> > is a lot of fear that something will break during updates, but with some
> > intelligence, that risk can be minimized.
> juniper and cisco both support taking machine generated
> configurations generated by a non-router device (eg: unix host).
> it's not just in 12.3T, it's also in 12.2S..
> on your juniper, try something like "config, load override"
> - jared
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