Automation is in our DNA and we take it to a new level by supporting the initial set of OpenConfig data-models in Junos OS 16.1R3 release. It was just little over a year when we had started talking about our leadership on this initiative; early this year (at the MPLS/SDN/NFV world congress), we did a demo showing how the modular and programmatic architecture of Junos can consume new data-models such as OpenConfig...and now, we are shipping it!!
A quick recap – OpenConfig is a collaborative effort by network operators sharing the goal of moving networks towards a more dynamic and programmable infrastructure by adopting SDN principles such as declarative configuration and model-driven management and operations. The group defines a consistent set of vendor-neutral data-models (written in YANG) based on actual operational needs. While initial set of models have already been published, others are being worked upon by the OpenConfig group.
Juniper’s approach to OpenConfig gives maximum agility to customers by decoupling the OpenConfig package release from the Junos releases. Our approach allows the flexibility to add any YANG model (OpenConfig, IETF, or Custom built) as a separate, add-on package on top of Junos, thereby enabling our customers to rapidly roll out new features and services without the need to upgrade Junos OS in their networks. Our support for OpenConfig includes BGP, Routing Policy, Telemetry, RPC, Local Routing, Interface, MPLS and LLDP data-models. Subsequent OpenConfig packages will be shipped as more data-models mature.
There are endless possibilities with Juniper’s OpenConfig implementation. I would encourage you to download our OpenConfig package and try it out on our vMX.
Get our virtual router – vMX under the 60-day free-trial scheme here and OpenConfig package here.