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New Training: Explaining the Benefits of Streaming Telemetry

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 17, 2021

In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson explains how network telemetry works and has evolved, and how it is becoming a mainstay in the SDN era. Watch this new Cisco training.

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This training includes:

  • 5 videos

  • 18 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introducing Streaming Telemetry

  • What is Telemetry?

  • Network Telemetry

  • Endpoint Telemetry

  • Summarizing Telemetry

Why Businesses Should Collect Telemetry Data

Telemetry can be a nasty word if you speak with privacy advocates, but in reality, it is something that IT professionals need to understand to make complex IT systems function properly. Telemetry isn't a way to spy on people. Instead, it is data that is collected from various types of operations used to fix issues and improve efficiency.

For instance, in the software-defined networking world, network administrators collect telemetry to keep their business networks operating properly. Data is collected for the amount of data flowing through network switches, the network path in which that network traffic flows, and how traffic enters and exits a network. By using that data, network administrators can find possible issues and improve how a network operates. Of course, this is only an example. Telemetry can include a wide variety of data collected from various data points.

There are a lot of tools for both collecting and organizing telemetry. Telemetry data can accumulate quickly and parsing that data can be complicated. IT professionals will need to invest in tools to help organize that data into visual representations that are easier and quicker to understand. After all, simply collecting a bunch of data does not solve issues. Understanding that data will, though.



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