Chapter 53. Directory-Enabled Networking

Objectives

  • Provide a brief introduction to object-oriented information modeling.

  • Provide a brief introduction to directories.

  • Provide a brief overview of DEN.

  • Show how DEN will be used in Cisco products.

Directory-enabled networking is not a product or even a technology. Rather, it is a philosophy that uses the Directory-Enabled Networks (DEN) specification to bind services available in the network to clients using the network. The DEN specification enables applications to leverage the capabilities of the network as well as better support the needs of the applications using it.

DEN is in reality two things:

  1. A specification of an object-oriented information model that models network elements and services as part ...

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