Start Using OpenConfig with NAPALM on Software Gone Wild

OpenConfig sounds like a great idea, but unfortunately only a few vendors support it, and it doesn’t run on all their platforms, and you need the latest-and-greatest software release. Not exactly a set of conditions that would encourage widespread adoption.

Things might change with the OpenConfig data models supported in NAPALM. Imagine you could parse router configurations or show printouts into OpenConfig data structures, or use OpenConfig to configure Cisco IOS routers running a decade old software. Yes, you can do all that, and David Barroso explained the magic behind the scenes in Episode 79 of Software Gone Wild.

Totally irrelevant: We couldn’t avoid mentioning the wonderfully forgetful Nexus OS behavior, which should be solved by now.

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