Is Cloud Managed Networks the way to go?

What is a cloud managed network? Well in simple terms rather than managing the network devices via console, SSH/ other direct methods, you login to a web site hosted in the vendor's cloud and configure/manage the device? Now at first glance this might not sound very beneficial, but as you dig deeper into it you …

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NETCONF /YANG with a 9800 Part 4: A Simple Python Program To Update Tags on the 9800

So we have seen how to get information from the 9800 via NETCONF/ YANG now lets look at how we update config on the 9800. For this we are going to focus on adding the mapping of an access point to its tags. Normally to do this via the CLI we would use these commands …

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NETCONF /YANG with a 9800 Part 3: A Simple Python Script To Get Information From The 9800

Now that we seen how to enable NETCONF/ YANG on the 9800, how to use the Advanced Netconf Explorer to view/ test calls to the controller, lets look at doing this with Python. So first you need to have Python installed. If you don't have it installed check out this https://realpython.com/installing-python or one of the …

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NETCONF /YANG with a 9800 Part 2: Advanced Netconf Explorer

Now that we have the 9800 setup ready to use Netconf lets look at a nice little tool call the Advanced Netconf Explorer. This tool is really handy to see what calls you can make and what data you get back, much like POSTMAN for REST APIs is used. I find this tool useful to …

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NETCONF /YANG with a 9800 Part 1: Setting up the 9800

So in order to use NETCONF/YANG with the 9800 controller you need to set it up first. Like most things with a wireless contoller you can do this via the CLI or WebUI so we detail each here: Configuring NETCONF/YANG via WebUI From the side menu select Administration Select HTTP/HTTPS/Netconf Under Netconf Yang Configuration mark …

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