Mitigating human error in the SP

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 10:35:49 CST 2010


On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Ross Vandegrift <ross at kallisti.us> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 09:46:07PM -0500, Stefan Fouant wrote:
> > Vijay Gill had some real interesting insights into this in a
> > presentation he gave back at NANOG 44:
> >
> >
> http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog44/presentations/Monday/Gill_programatic_N44.pdf
> >
> > 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.
>
> Vijay's stuff is fascinating.  The vision is great.  But in my
> experience, the vendors and implementations basically ruin the dream
> for anyone who doesn't have his pull.
>
> you know what helps? lots of operations folks asking for the same set of
capabilities... Vendors build what will make them money. If you want a
device to do X, getting lots of your friends in the operator community to
agree and talk to the vendor with the same message helps the vendor
understand and prioritize the request.

If you want more/better/faster/simpler configuration via 'script' (program)
it makes sense to ask the vendor(s) for these capabilities...

-chris



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