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Network Visibility for the Automation Age

(2019)

Abstract

INF566 is a class at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, that covers designing successful protocols in the context of RFC5218. This presentation is a guest lecture that is to be given in the class, particularly focusing on the challenges of using SNMP for visibility into network state.

The lecture describes why we need visibility into state as part of automation frameworks, and highlights why the existing SNMP implementation doesn't meet operational requirements. It provides some background into the problem space that streaming telemetry aims to address, and subsequently covers the lessons learnt from developing the technology - particularly comparing those lessons to those that are described in 5218.

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