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Wednesday, September 24 • 2:20pm - 3:00pm
The Switch as a Server - Leslie Carr, Cumulus Networks

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This talk will describe the new paradigm of the network switch as a server. Cumulus Linux throws away the idea that your network gear has to be treated specially. It lets you manage and automate your network the same way you manage the rest of your data center.

First, I will show how to deploy a switch from scratch, using the netdev Puppet module and zero touch provisioning. Second, I will demonstrate using the switch as an installation server and puppet master. Last, I will display another benefit of thinking of the switch as a server: writing your own software for your switches. All of the Puppet code used, as well as the software (ifupdown2) will be available on GitHub at the time of the presentation.

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Leslie Carr

Member of Customer Experience, Cumulus Networks
Leslie Carr is a long-time network engineer who became enthralled by Puppet and automation when she joined the Wikimedia Foundation. Her past experience includes Google, Craigslist, and Twitter. She is currently working at Cumulus Networks.

Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Salon 10-12 Lower B2

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