[python]Dissecting AggregatedResult

I felt it is worth to take some of my sleeping time to document how to dissect AggregatedResult object after a nornir task is executed. napalm_get with getters=["config"] This are my user inputs: example: After nornir task is executed an AggregatedResult object which looks like below: AggregatedResult is a dictionary like object, in this example … Continue reading [python]Dissecting AggregatedResult

[python]First use of Napalm

I have a few Cisco routers which are on IOS, I have never used NAPALM before, I use netmiko most often for cisco devices, Napalm itself is based on netmiko, I napalm has a get_facts method that gather the information of cisco ios router, this is very convenient as compared with netmiko, netmiko is more … Continue reading [python]First use of Napalm

[python]Checking whether the hosts in inventory are alive with Nornir

Nornir has a tcp_ping function that can be used to test connections within the inventory file. You can check one or multiple ports, you can also specify the hosts of your choice So let's see how can this be used. Check if a port is live for hosts in inventory This is my yaml inventory … Continue reading [python]Checking whether the hosts in inventory are alive with Nornir

[python]Understanding how to capture the result you need with Nornir

Introduction The documentation has illustrated how to display the output to the console screen, however it did not explicitly show how to capture the data you need. It does document about what is AggregatedResult object and Result object, but still using examples will be easier to understand and also to encourage more people to use … Continue reading [python]Understanding how to capture the result you need with Nornir

[python]Nornir framework usage example 1 – show ip int brief

Introduction Before using Nornir, I was using netmiko, netmiko is a steady module which makes configuring, getting information from cisco based devices easily. Of course netmiko is not limited to just Cisco, it is a multi-vendor module. Napalm is another network module which does the same thing as netmiko, however when dealing with Cisco ios … Continue reading [python]Nornir framework usage example 1 – show ip int brief

[python]TextFSM to match show interface summary

The Cisco ASAv has a command show interface summary, this command output has a lot of information, these are the interesting information I need from this command: Interface id including the sub interface if available nameif, which is the name interface which must be configured administrative status protocol status vlan id if available ip address … Continue reading [python]TextFSM to match show interface summary

Do not update netmiko to version 5 if you are using it with nornir

I have been using nornir to call netmiko, the netmiko version used by nornir is version 2.4.2, netmiko has just updated to version 3.0, before I upgraded the netmiko, I could push config set. After I upgraded netmiko to 3.0, my script started raised netmiko timeout, but the commands were sent to the firewall. From … Continue reading Do not update netmiko to version 5 if you are using it with nornir

[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]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