Benoit Claise

IETF Area Director

Operations and Management

Benoit Claise is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems, working as an architect for embedded management and device instrumentation. Area of passion & expertise includes Internet traffic monitoring, accounting, performance, fault management and energy management.

Benoit is the IETF Area Director for Operations and Management. Long contributor to the IETF (23 RFCs in the domain of IP Flow Information eXport - IPFIX, Packet SAMPling - PSAMP, IP Performance Metrics - IPPM, Performance Metrics at Other Layer - PMOL, Application visibility, etc...), Benoit is the author of the ciscopress book "Network Management: Accounting and Performance Strategies."


December 8, 2019


Network Programmability with YANG: The Structure of Network Automation with YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF, and gNMI

4 min read

Cisco has gone all-in on model-driven management across all major operating systems. Modern versions of IOS-XE, IOS-XR, and NX-OS all support YANG-powered NETCONF with IOS-XE and NX-OS also supporting RESTCONF and IOS-XR supporting gNMI. Moreover, in addition to pushing configuration changes and pulling config and operational state via model-driven protocols, these same platforms support streaming […]