5.3 Cloud Managed Switching

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so welcome back. Cloudy ones to module 5.3 of cloud architecture Foundations Cloud Manage Switching There are now more switch manufacturers than there are colors in the rainbow or even my wig. But there is now only a few ways to manage those switches in the network. And one of the most popular and fastest growing segments of land switching infrastructure is premise based land switches
that her cloud managed
really cool stuff, and this should be a fun module for everyone. So let's get started.
So land switches have been around a long time in the network. They've come a long way from the early days of repeaters and hubs and now can switch network connections between PCs, wireless access points and servers in the data center up to 400 gigabits per second. That is for you. Mathematically inclined propeller heads out there, 1,400,000 bits per second
or what we call in the industry
crazy, stupid, fast, insane networking speeds.
Lan switching has evolved, and not just connecting our user devices to the service is in the network but has developed into purpose bill rules of access layer switching switches. We can connect to our network that provide access to the network. Service is distribution. Service is the distribution of our network across the closets in our building
to across the buildings in our organization and across campus and the networking core, high availability and pure speed switching performance that connects our critical infrastructure together
there has overtime in developments and how he managing configure the land switches in our network. Early generation of switches In many enterprise, which is still today, use command line. Terminal interface is either directly connecting to the switch. Be a physical interface called a consul interface or over the network via remote terminal service is using Tell Net
and secure encrypted management protocols like Sshh
Shakir Shell. What developed next in regard to how we manage a land switches the devices Web console or graphical user interface? Gur gooey the device gooey would need to be enabled along the device, first via command line and then access to https or a browser based encryption channel to the device for secure management.
Web consoles and gooey simplified the management of devices like land switches.
But early versions of the Gu Ys were limited in what you could configure in control for a lot of years. If you wanted to get deep into the devices management controls, you would still have to command line into the device and configure the device via its command line interface. But goo, he's got better with time and for manufacturers. Gu Ys became the default device management channel for monitoring
and configuring network devices like the switches
in your network.
Now, what has developed in the enterprise for managing devices like your network switches, routers and wireless infrastructure is an over arching architecture that supports what the industry calls network orchestration or software defined networking. The idea of network orchestration and southward to find networking is that instead of managing your network by hop across the network,
where each router switch and Wireless Access Point are their own management points
individually managed to control the devices features service's and security policy rules, steps and security rules. Now every device operates like a client and a server client relationship, where all of my network devices or clients that report to a single management server, a controller where I manage all of my network's devices, configurations, device security policies
and device monitoring and reporting parameters I created single policy and single rule sets and then push these rules sets and policies out to the individual devices
via network automation. So instead of managing 100 switches individually, I manage all the switches, which, with a single pane of glass in my software defined management controller, really slick stuff.
There are several disadvantages to network orchestration and software defined automation, especially for the non enterprise small to medium business. The upfront costs of network automation could be quite unattainable for the average business now or controller appliances air expensive, as well as the software and subscriptions across all of my network devices
to support the registration to the network automation controller
between the cost of equipment and licensing network automation on premise could be price prohibitive to the average business. What has become a leading alternative toe on premise? Network automation is a stack of cloud manage devices. In this case, land switches at the access layer distribution layer and core layer of our network and in the data center that our cloud managed.
The cloud for many of today's businesses mean network simplification or an easy way to manage and orchestrate my network
using the clowns. Vast resource is rather than my company's, bringing in its own network management appliances and its own network controllers on premise.
So there are a ton of Cloud men to switch manufacturers out there from Netgear Wall Way to Sisko Muraki this instructor has experienced with Cisco Muraki, so I'm using their slide wears references. The important thing to know about a cloud manage switches that it has all of the equipment and hardware components of any other premise based land switch from hot swappable power supplies and fans
stacking connections and counsel porch.
There's one big difference to Clubman switches when compared to there on premise manage counterparts. And that is how cloud mended switches used the cloud to automate the management and orchestration of their service is built in, and this part of the cloud subscription you by along with your cloud men's switch.
So when I purchase and deploy a cloud managed network switch, I often times can't even consul cable into it locally to manage it, not even to give it an I P address that it can get on the network. This, which will be configured for D H cp so that the network gives it a nine p address automatically and then switch connects to the Internet
and then creates a dynamic, encrypted management tunnel to the cloud controller.
Open up my cloud Management dashboard and then add the Mac address Media Access Control address of my new switch to the dashboard. The Cloud sees my switch and it's Mac address
via the Nuke Encrypted Management Tunnel and then associates the switch to my cloud management dashboard. Once I'm in my dashboard, I take advantage of the clouds, Network automation and Network Analytics and the Clouds networking capabilities.
Really cool stuff.
So every switch in my organization will register to my clown dashboard. I now can manage all of my land switches at every site and for every role in my network, from an access layer switching my branch office in another state to my high speed data center switch that connects all of my servers and my primary data center. Every devices managed, maintained and is reporting to my cloud dashboard,
my single pane of glass that manages
automates and reports on every land switched layer to frame and land switched Layer three packet and my organization's network. I now have the network automation and orchestration benefits of theon premise network management appliances. But without all the heavy lifting, the steep learning curve and large investment of bringing their work automation inside my network,
The Last Learning Point I want to share with You about land switching cloud management is that information about our network has never been better than what we get out of our cloud managed network devices. We can see who the network's heavy talkers are, which applications air users are accessing how our network is performing. And then we can police throttle or control network traffic all the way to layer seven application rules
through layer seven, traffic shaping and traffic filtering controls.
So, for example, if we want a police Netflix during the business day but throttle YouTube so users can access you two per video training but not start out the rest of our critical network traffic layer seven traffic shaping is the way to go. Analytics and control via Cloud Management is truly magic to the enterprise and to the network at Mons,
whose job includes having to watch the network report on the network
and police the network.
Oh, no, it's time for that scary and be wary. Learning check. If you're not sure of the answer is just guesses. X marks the spot. Andy is all of the above.
What are three ways to manage the land switch?
What? Traffic has tunneled to the cloud when I deploy a cloud manage switch.
What hardware is different in a cloud. Men and switch compared to a non premise switch.
And what are three advantages of cloud manage switches?
So hit pause. Review your all of the above answers to the questions and when you already hit play and we'll review our answers together.
So welcome back all you cloud chasers. So what are three ways we can manage a land switch? Well, there are actually a lot more than three like 45 ways, But to name a few, there's a command line, a goalie, web console, network automation and cloud management management. Traffic has tunneled to the cloud through a secure, encrypted channel
while all our network traffic stays local and never leaves our network
Onley. Data about data and control traffic traverse is our cloud management tunnel organizations, critical network data and network traffic never leaves our organization and is never risked by sending any of it to the cloud. Our traffic stays local and on Lee Device Management Frame, supervised by the cloud and cloud meditated to the cloud controller
that can report on our traffic data has sent over the encrypted Cloud tunnel.
The hardware is a premise based switch and a cloud based which are the exact same. It is only the software and management planes that are different between cloud management and non premise land switches.
Cloud manage switches bring US network management, Network Automation and Advanced Network Analytics without the high. A print cost and steep learning curve of on premise, network automation and software defined networking and the Advanced Network Analytics and Controls we get from Cloud Management in the Cloud Controller are pure magic to network Edmonds and network analysts.
So today we learned about the various ways we can manage a land switch and a preferred method of the small to medium business cloud managed land switches. We also learned about the many benefits of cloud menace, network switches and cloud automation, and we learned that even though our hardware is the exact same in premise based and cloud men, it switches the management plane of the Cloud Menace, which
is very different than the on premise, which, including many times
not even being able to program things like an I p address locally by directly connecting to the switch. Everything and I mean everything is managed by the cloud controller. Next time your view a toe to toe out 11 wireless land technologies And how like Cloud Man who switches cloud manage wireless access points are simplifying how we set up and manage our guest
and production WiFi networks.
And it's all the rage. Should be really fun stuff
on behalf of all of us with cyber security and I t Learning Team, we went away issue and all of the users on your network. Good day. Thank you so much for watching and wishing you now and all the users on your network only clown Cheers never clouds years. Happy cloud and happy packets
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