Mitigating human error in the SP
sfouant at shortestpathfirst.net
Mon Feb 1 20:46:07 CST 2010
Vijay Gill had some real interesting insights into this in a presentation he gave back at NANOG 44:
His Blog article on "Infrastructure is Software" further expounds upon the benefits of such an approach - http://vijaygill.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/infrastructure-is-software/
That stuff is light years ahead of anything anybody is doing today (well, apart from maybe Vijay himself ;) ... but IMO it's where we need to start heading.
Stefan Fouant, CISSP, JNCIE-M/T
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suresh Ramasubramanian [mailto:ops.lists at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 9:29 PM
> To: Chadwick Sorrell
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: Mitigating human error in the SP
> On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 7:51 AM, Chadwick Sorrell <mirotrem at gmail.com>
> > This outage, of a high profile customer, triggered upper management
> > react by calling a meeting just days after. Put bluntly, we've been
> > told "Human errors are unacceptable, and they will be completely
> > eliminated. One is too many."
> Automated config deployment / provisioning. And sanity checking
> before deployment.
> Suresh Ramasubramanian (ops.lists at gmail.com)
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