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."


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

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 […]

YANG Opensource Tools for Data Modeling-driven Management

This blog describes some of the opensource tools around YANG. While there exist some tools around the YANG language validation, I want to cover the bigger landscape of data modeling-driven management tools. Data modeling-driven management is built on the idea of applying modeling languages to formally describe data sources and APIs. For some applications, this […]

Accounting and Routing in the Internet

Accounting Traffic in the Internet Today [the full article can be seen at http://www.internetsociety.org/sites/default/files/BGP-for-regulators.pdf] Business Model Changes In the past, voice traffic was transported over a dedicated voice infrastructure, and the data network infrastructure was established in parallel so that voice and data traffic did not interfere with each other. Traditional voice accounting and performance […]