Using Gluware Control to Simplify Performing a Network Device Swap

Changing a network device in a production network is a common task handled by IT operations. It commonly involves highly coordinated efforts from engineering and operations, as well as detailed change management scheduling, involving any businesses that could be effected by the change. Changing a network device will at minimum cause a service outages which can vary based on the nature and complexity of the change. Reasons for a device swap include: Upgrade for more…

Gluware (optional) Watchdog Agent provides independent monitoring of unauthorized changes, ensures connectivity and enables rollback

Gluware is a Software Defined Network Orchestration (SDNO) platform used to enable centralized control of the underlying network. One of the primary functions of an orchestration platform is flexible configuration management from the initial provisioning through ongoing lifecycle management. Orchestration platforms differ greatly from legacy systems that deploy a “load and pray” style where blocks of CLI are pushed down to one or more devices, instead, orchestration systems use intent-driven logic built around network engineering…