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The Autonomous Management Framework (AMF) is a suite of features that combine to simplify network management across all supported network equipment from the core to the edge.

AMF provides simplified device recovery and firmware upgrade management. The primary function of AMF is to reduce the management and maintenance overhead on a network, while improving its responsiveness in handling equipment failures.

AMF enables an entire network to be managed as a single virtual device from any node, excepting guest nodes (AMF guests), within the network. Configuration changes can be simultaneously made on multiple devices, and new devices can easily be assimilated into the network.

AMF can easily be overlaid on top of an existing network without changing its physical topology. AMF will determine the optimal logical topology for its own control plane.

AMF’s features enable network engineers to lower network operating costs by reducing the complexity of network management and automating many routine tasks.

This guide provides a conceptual introduction to AMF, together with its benefits, and presents configuration guidelines that explain the practical application of AMF in real networks.

This guide covers AlliedWare Plus devices running software version 5.5.2-2.2 and older. For devices running software version 5.5.2-2.3 and later see the AMF Plus and AMF Feature Overview and Configuration Guide.