[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]Capture return values after threads are finished.

Return value lost after threads finished I have made two functions: The jinja template for preparing the object network {name} command: Then I create a test code to push multiple object network {name} commands to a single cisco asa - fw02. To achieve concurrency I use the threading.Thread module, however my return value of send_net_objs_to_asa_host … Continue reading [python]Capture return values after threads are finished.

[python]show run object network

Cisco ASA's show run object network will show the subnet, host and range objects, netmiko has a textfsm template to match the result in dictionary, however there is no template to match show run object service hence for the service part you will need to write your own textfsm template. On this example I will … Continue reading [python]show run object network

[python]Convert TextFSM nested list data into dictionary

Introduction Reference: http://gratuitousarp.info/a-quick-example-of-using-textfsm-to-parse-data-from-cisco-show-commands/ The reference article alluded a method known as value_map, I immediately knew it is possible to change to dictionary easily when I saw the output of value_map. This is how the output of value_map looks like, and this explains how the variable maps to the regex, if you are using re module … Continue reading [python]Convert TextFSM nested list data into dictionary

[python]Napalm-asa only supports Cisco ASA with REST API

I am using the napalm-asa asa driver, however this driver can only be used if the Cisco ASA installs the REST API package, hence for cisco ASA that does not have REST API, Napalm cannot be used. Instead use netmiko, netmiko is using ssh and has methods to let you send commands. It is not … Continue reading [python]Napalm-asa only supports Cisco ASA with REST API