A set of software functions is presented to allow network operators to reliably manage network changes with minimal or no impact to other parts of a currently operating network. Software functions in a centralized network controller such as Digital Network Architecture Center (DNAC) provide network assessment, automation, and mechanism for Graceful Insertion Removal (GIR) feature to communicate with controller for operational reliability. These software functions provide a secured communication channel to an extended version of GIR for easier use along with predictable and reliable network change management.

The present techniques provide a centralized mechanism for a reliable and assured network change management using both the capabilities of the centralized controller and distributed devices.

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