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Tail-f ConfD DevDays 2017 - October 24-25 (Customer Discounts Available)

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Sheraton San Jose Hotel

1801 Barber Lane

Milpitas, CA 95035

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Tail-f – ConfD Developer Days 2017

2017 has been a great year for ConfD and once again we want to provide you with the perfect opportunity to improve and expand your ConfD, NETCONF and YANG knowledge and skill set. You will benefit first hand by connecting with members of the ConfD product development team and the powerful longtime user community attending this year’s event. Attendees will gain in-depth knowledge of ConfD, along with tips and best practices.

This is a great opportunity to meet with the Tail-f team directly. Attendees include:

  • Tomas Mellgren, Director Technical Architecture
  • Sebastian Strollo, Principal Engineer
  • Per Andersson, Software Engineer
  • Fredrik Jansson, Architect
  • Ulf Tennander, Head of Tail-f Support
  • Emil Holmstrom, Support Engineer
  • Jenny Liu, Support Engineer
  • John Lawitzke, Product Manager
  • Greg Olin, Solution Architect
  • Wai Tai, Solution Architect
  • Nabil Michraf, Solution Architect
  • Jonas Johansson, Solution Architect
  • Conny Ohult, Solution Architect
  • Jonas Kallmen, Account Manager
  • Mike Klemens, Account Manager
  • Sal LiRosi, Head of Tail-f OEM Business

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*Discounted passes are available for current Tail-f customers. Please contact your account manager.


Tail-f ConfD Developer Days 2017 Agenda

Day 1

08:00 Registration and Breakfast

09:00 Welcome

Welcome, conference agenda overview, and introduction of presenters and attendees from Tail-f/Cisco

09:15 ConfD and NFV

This session looks at what network programmability is and why it is important for NFV management. The session will provide a brief introduction to NFV architecture, describe what network programmability is, discuss why network programmability needs to be standards-based, and examines why NETCONF and YANG are the technologies of choice for implementing standards-based network programmability.

10:15 Break

10:30 ConfD for NSO

This session focuses on optimal interoperability between ConfD and NSO and introduces the NSO Interop Lab. The NSO Interop Lab is a service provided by the ConfD team to ConfD customers who are developing ConfD-enabled NETCONF capable products and would like to ensure that their product interoperates properly with NSO. This session will discuss the benefits of using ConfD when interoperating with NSO, the details, a demonstration of the NSO Interop Lab testing program, and how to participate in this program which is available to ConfD users who are using NETCONF.

11:45 Lunch

13:15 RESTCONF

This session looks at the RESTCONF protocol. RESTCONF uses HTTP methods to provide operations containing YANG-defined data in a way that is compatible with NETCONF. RESTCONF was developed by the NETCONF Working Group in the IETF and has been published as RFC 8040. This session will discuss the RESTCONF protocol, look at ways it is similar to NETCONF and how it is different from NETCONF, and show some examples using ConfD.

15:15 Break

15:30 Python API

In the time since the Python API was last discussed at ConfD Developer Days two years ago, a new higher level API called MAAGIC has been added. This session will review the design patterns and primary data structures used with the low-level Python API. This will be followed by a discussion of MAAGIC. The Python API will be shown in action with walkthroughs of example code.

17:00 End of Day Wrap-up

17:15 Mixer Reception

Informal chat time with Tail-f/Cisco engineers


Day 2

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 ConfD Debug Tips and Tricks

How to effectively and quickly debug ConfD applications is the top question heard from ConfD developers. This session addresses that question by taking a look at the various debugging tools and information available to the ConfD developer and best practices for using them during application development. In addition to discussing various tips and tricks, Q&A time will be available to discuss real-world debugging use cases.

11:45 Lunch

13:15 XPath in NETCONF and YANG

In this session, XPath which is used in a number of places in NETCONF and YANG is explored. YANG has constructs for integrity constraints using 'must' statements, as well as conditional nodes using 'when' statements. These statements are expressed using XPath. In addition, relationships are modeled in YANG using leafrefs, where the path is specified using XPath. In NETCONF, XPath can be used to filter the requested information. Learn how to properly use XPath in ConfD along with tips for developing and debugging your XPath expressions.

14:15 YANG Best Practices

This session looks at YANG data modeling best practices. There will be a very brief review of YANG followed by a discussion of data modeling best practices based on the real-world experience of the ConfD team working with YANG since it was first invented almost 10 years ago.

15:15 Break

15:30 ConfD Security and Deployment Considerations

When a user downloads and installs a ConfD distribution, they are installing an SDK. There are several things to consider when extracting portions of the SDK to do a target system deployment. In addition to the simple mechanics of copying files, there are security configurations to perform as well. This session will examine the topics of target system deployment and security.

17:00 Conference Wrap-up

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