The challenge of best practices when it comes to configuration is knowing and understanding what is and isn’t following the vendor’s design guides. That requires extensive review of the Vendor configuration guides per device and keeping up as the software version changes. Multiply that by the number of devices and configurations you have across the environments and the challenge seems impossible. When it comes to Cisco Network Configuration Compliance, Acela will become your new best friend.
At Acela, we can help. Here’s how: our large Cisco engineering teams, over decades, have completed thousands of network configurations and have pooled all their knowledge into Acela. Out of that comes Acela C3: Cisco Network Configuration Compliance.
How does it work? We use an existing monitoring tool such as Solarwinds, or deploy our own, to pool the running device configurations from all the network devices. From there, our automation compares the running configuration syntax against vendor best practices and starts highlighting areas of risk. This gives your engineering team an easy view and example of how to remediate the issue: