Mobility

Configuration Management at Massive Scale: System Design and Experience

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Executive Summary

The development and maintenance of network device configurations is one of the central challenges faced by large network providers. Current network management systems fail to meet this challenge primarily because of their inability to adapt to rapidly evolving customer and provider-network needs, and because of mismatches between the conceptual models of the tools and the services they must support. In this paper, the authors present the PRESTO configuration management system that attempts to address these failings in a comprehensive and flexible way. Developed for and used during the last 5 years within a large ISP network, PRESTO constructs device-native configurations based on the composition of configlets representing different services or service options.

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