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Microservice-Ready Application for Managing Network Elements in Software-Defined Networks

What if I told you, that there is an out-of-the-box pre-packaged microservice-ready application you can easily use for managing network elements in your SDN use case? And that it is open-sourced and you can try it for free? Yep, you heard it right.

lighty.io RESTCONF-NETCONF Application

The most common use case we see at our customers is for an SDN controller to handle NETCONF devices via REST endpoints. This is due to ease of integration to e.g. OSS and BSS systems, or ITSM systems, as these already have REST API interfaces and adapters.

Components

As the name suggests, it includes the RESTCONF northbound plugin and NETCONF southbound plugin at the bottom of the

Configuration

You can find some common options in the JSON configuration file, like:

  • what is the base URL of the RC endpoints to RESTCONF endpoints
  • what is the name of the network topology where NETCONF is listening
  • which YANG models should be available in the lighty.io app itself
  • and more

Deployment

As mentioned in the beginning, we provide three main types of deployment: Helm chart for deployment in Kubernetes, Docker image, and a zip” distribution containing all necessary jar files to run the application.

docker pull ghcr.io/pantheontech/lighty-rnc:latest
helm repo add pantheon-helm-repo https://pantheontech.github.io/helm-charts/ helm repo update

Give lighty.io RNC a try

In case you need an SDN controller for NETCONF devices providing RESTCONF endpoints, give lighty.io RNC a try. The guides linked above should be pretty straightforward.

We are a research & development software company primarily focused on network technologies and prototype software.

We are a research & development software company primarily focused on network technologies and prototype software.