Craig Huitema blogged about Cisco’s SDN strategy and one of the key pillars is programmable networks. Cisco’s programmable networks is based on Nexus operating system NX-OS and our Robb Boyd from TechWiseTV covers it here and goes in more depth about NX-API REST (Object model) here and here.
Also go here if you missed our September 25th SDxCentral DemoFriday where we looked at use cases and demos related to NX-Toolkit and NX-API REST. Bottom line is to drive operational agility in the data center by enabling IT admins to manage Nexus switches as a Linux server with open interfaces and integrating DevOps tools.
One of the DevOps tools is Puppet. Integrating Puppet Enterprise agent is an integral part of programmable networks as I touched on it in my previous blog.
As we break lifecycle management into Day 0, 1, 2 and N to install, configure, optimize and upgrade the network to meet application and user requirements, Puppet plays a key role in each step.
Come and visit Cisco’s booth at PuppetConf October 7 – 9 to see demos and learn more about the integration of Puppet and its benefits on Day 0, 1, 2, and N. Also, visit our sponsor theater on Thursday, Oct 8 at 12:10 PM in the main exhibit hall as well as our breakout session Friday, October 9 at 2:30 PM. We will share how Cisco’s strategy of openness has helped the developer community.
To stay up to date on the latest version of the CiscoPuppet Module source code, visit this GitHub repository that allows network administrators to manage Cisco Network Elements using Puppet.