Network management requires quick and efficient draining of links and other network components during maintenance operations. This disclosure describes an automated network drain service that allows users to perform the task of draining of links and other network components while also providing network-wide visibility into the actions undertaken. The service includes a live topology service, a network removal tool, a resolution tool, a workflow execution service, a network state recalculation service, and a traffic monitoring service.
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N/A, "Automated network component drain management", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 15, 2017)