[python]Cisco FMC REST API example – GET Server version and add device to Cisco FMC

Introduction The version used for this lab is Cisco FMC 6.4.0, and Cisco FTD used is 6.3.0. To access the Cisco FMC REST API, you need to ensure it is enabled. You can test it by going to https:///api/api-explorer if you can see the swagger like documentation then the REST API is enabled, you can … Continue reading [python]Cisco FMC REST API example – GET Server version and add device to Cisco FMC

[python]Grow commands from a template with jinja2

Problem I made a template to push object network configuration to Cisco ASA, this is how the template looks like: conf_attr is the keyword to store the payload I sent to Cisco ASA via Nornir/netmiko, the problem with this template is only one command is sent per session. In order to commands to be sent … Continue reading [python]Grow commands from a template with jinja2

[python]Use TextFSM to easily get objects you need from unstructured data.

Introduction Netmiko has support of textfsm, however it does not have every template to help the matching, to learn how to use textfsm is useful in this situation which you can create your own template without overly rely on module's limited template. TextFSM is created by google, it provides easier and more structured way of … Continue reading [python]Use TextFSM to easily get objects you need from unstructured data.

[cisco]Public key authentication on Cisco ASA

I am using Cisco ASAv asa992-smp-k8.bin Generate RSA from Centos ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 I rename this asymmetric keys as cisco_id_rsa. Then I get the contents of cisco_id_rsa.pub. Exclude the ssh-rsa and the username@hostname, only get the key and copy and paste to the cisco asa. See the screenshot on the highlighted portion. On … Continue reading [cisco]Public key authentication on Cisco ASA

[cisco]Cisco Firepower lab setup

For this lab I am using Firepower Threat Defence version 6.3 (FTD) and Firepower Management Center 6.3 (FMC). The FTD is a next generation firewall that does IPS/IDS, URL filtering and traditional firewall, the FTD itself can be managed individually with its own FTD manager, however it can also be managed with FMC. The IPS/IDS … Continue reading [cisco]Cisco Firepower lab setup