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Network Configuration Management

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>From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.

-------- Original message --------
From: chip <chip.gwyn at gmail.com>
Date: 03/12/2013 11:09 AM (GMT-08:00)
To: chip at 2bithacker.net
Cc: North American Network Operators Group <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: Network Configuration Management

I've never found anything that hits all of my needs.  The closest off the
shelf thing I've ever found is the Network Control System from Tail-F (
http://www.tail-f.com/network-control-system/).  We're using a custom built
app that's been refined over the last decade and does a really nice job.
 It uses a very similar model of configuration management as Tail-F does
but now quite the application.  Just generating config isn't all that
difficult.  The hard part is pushing to the devices and  working out what
to do when on-box and off-box doesn't match.

Good luck in your search, and if you find something really cool, be sure to
post back!


On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Chip Marshall <chip at 2bithacker.net> wrote:

> Just curious what people are using for network configuration
> manangement systems. I'm guessing most places have something
> built in-house, but before starting down that road I figured it
> would be a good idea to see if people have any off-the-shelf
> systems they like.
> Some features I'd like to have:
>  * Interface configs
>  * Firewall filter configs
>  * BGP session configs
>  * User management
>  * Support for multiple router and switch vendors (at least
>    Juniper and Cisco)
> --
> Chip Marshall <chip at 2bithacker.net>
> http://2bithacker.net/

Just my $.02, your mileage may vary,  batteries not included, etc....