The ESnet6 Approach to Network Orchestration and Automation

Scott Richmond
TrackTrack 1
DescriptionNetwork Orchestration is a defining factor in next generation networks, enabling operators to deliver more consistent and reliable services. ESnet has leveraged a combination of internally developed tools, open source software, and commercial software to Orchestrate and Automate network configuration deployment. This approach has enabled rapid deployment of new network services, as well as ensuring that configuration standards are well enforced when deploying network services.

During this talk, we will provide a brief history of automation at ESnet, dive into what our goals were for orchestration and automation in the ESnet6 project, describe the technology and process that we used to meet those goals (and then provide live demonstrations of ESnet's orchestration tooling). Finally, we will discuss the hurdles encountered and lessons we learned along the way while developing this tooling.

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