Maybe you missed the articles I made in March to my blog at Netcordia:
“Device and Interface Groups Aid Config Policy“ discusses why to use roles to group devices and categorize interfaces. This technique will improve your ability to support configuration validation.
- “Configuration Policy Validation“ looks at auditing existing configurations to make sure that they match your organization’s policies. This article extends the “NANOG Posting on Configuration Analysis” article.
- “NANOG Posting on Configuration Analysis“ adds to a recent exchange on the NANOG mailing list about configuration management.