Chapter 1. The Network Management World Must Change: Why Should You Care?

This chapter covers

  • The latest trends in network management

  • Why you should care about these trends

  • Why network engineers need new skills for the future

  • Why existing technologies such as CLI, SNMP, NetFlow/IPFIX, syslog, and so on are not sufficient for network management and automation

  • Why working with multiple protocols and data models is a pain. Why mapping data models is a source of troubles.

  • Why automation, automation, automation?

By the end of this chapter, you will understand why the typical ways of managing networks are not sufficient in today’s world, why all the trends in the networking industry these days converge into more programmability, and why the move ...

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