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New Training: Understand YANG-Based Network Automation

by Team Nuggets
New Training: Automate Networks with the RESTCONF Protocol picture: A
Published on March 15, 2021

In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer John McGovern explains using YANG for modern network automation as well as the application of OpenConfig, IETF, and Native models. Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks

This training includes:

  • 5 videos

  • 50 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • IETF YANG Models

  • OpenConfig YANG Models

  • Native YANG Models

  • Pulling the Models

  • Design Considerations

What is OpenConfig?

OpenConfig is a standard being developed by multiple network operators to create a more dynamic and programmable means for configuring and managing heterogeneous networks. It supports the use of vendor-neutral data models for configuring and managing a network, which define both the configuration and operational state of network devices that are used for common network protocols and services. These models are written in YANG (Yet Another Next Generation), which is a data modeling language that is not only modular and easy to read but also supports RPCs (remote procedure calls).

OpenConfig simplifies network management because administrators no longer have to learn a new set of CLI commands when configuring a network device from a vendor that they are not familiar with. With OpenConfig, configuring a device from Cisco is no different than configuring a similar one from Junos.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) also has a YANG model for configuring network devices.

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