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Unigroup's November 2017 Meeting Announcements



UNIGROUP GENERAL MEETING

Topic:
OpenConfig / Vendor-Neutral Open Network API Programmability

Speaker:
Daniel Hertzberg, Systems Engineer,
Arista Networks

Date:
Thursday, 16-NOV-2017      (** 3rd Thursday **)

Location:
The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: 504    (*** New Building: 5th Floor ***)
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Time:
6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Cost:
Please see the Fee Schedule below.


MEETING INTRODUCTION

Unigroup is pleased to announce our November 2017 meeting on OpenConfig, which provides a Vendor-Neutral Model-Driven Network Management API for configuring network devices.

Our speaker is Daniel Hertzberg from Arista Networks. Arista has implemented OpenConfig into their Network Switch product line. Arista last presented to Unigroup back in October 2013.


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   Location:
      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Topic: OpenConfig / Vendor-Neutral Open Network API Programmability

Related Topics/Keywords:

Networking, Network Switching, Network Configuration, Network Automation, Network Management, Networking Standards, Open Standards, SDN - Software Defined Networking, Yang Data Models, SNMP.

Introduction & Description of Talk:

OpenConfig is an open standard for cross vendor network programmability which makes network programmability possible through open Yang modeling.

OpenConfig is a vendor neutral working group created for operators from service providers, cloud providers and large scale enterprises.

During this talk we will discuss managing configuration, streaming data and programming multi-vendor networks with OpenConfig.

Presentation Outline:

References & Web Resources:

   OpenConfig
     http://openconfig.net

   OpenConfig on GitHub
     http://github.com/openconfig

   YANG (Wikipedia)
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YANG

   NETCONF (Wikipedia)
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NETCONF

   SNMP - Simple Network Management Protocol (Wikipedia)
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Network_Management_Protocol

   Arista EOS Central / OpenConfig: The Emerging Industry Standard API for Network Elements
     http://eos.arista.com/openconfig-the-emerging-industry-standard-api-for-network-elements/

   Arista Networks:
     http://www.arista.com


SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Hertzberg - Senior Systems Engineer - Arista Networks

Daniel Hertzberg is a Senior Systems Engineer working out of the Arista NYC team. Daniel has been with Arista since 2016 but has been automating networks since he discovered Arista as a previous customer.


COMPANY BIOGRAPHY

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing environments. With more than five million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide, Arista delivers a portfolio of 1/10/25/40/50 and 100GbE products that redefine network architectures, bring extensibility to networking, and dramatically change the price/performance of data center networks.

At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.

For further information, please visit: http://www.aristanetworks.com


GIVEAWAYS

Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR/Pearson, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both publishing companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.

Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to restock.


FEE SCHEDULE

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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

** However, due to a continuing situation at our caterer, we are planning to have: pizza (cheese+veggy), soda, water, cookies, and brownies at this meeting.

Arista _may_ be sponsoring the food service for this meeting, Stay tuned.


Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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