Multi-vendor library to simplify Paramiko SSH connections to network devices
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Netmiko

Multi-vendor library to simplify Paramiko SSH connections to network devices

Python 2.7, 3.5, 3.6

Requires:

Paramiko >= 2
scp >= 0.10.0
pyyaml
pyserial
textfsm

Supports:

Regularly tested

Arista vEOS
Cisco ASA
Cisco IOS
Cisco IOS-XE
Cisco IOS-XR
Cisco NX-OS
Cisco SG300
HP Comware7
HP ProCurve
Juniper Junos
Linux

Limited testing

Alcatel AOS6/AOS8
Apresia Systems AEOS
Calix B6
Cisco WLC
Dell OS10
Dell-Force10
Dell PowerConnect
Extreme ERS (Avaya)
Extreme VSP (Avaya)
Extreme VDX (Brocade)
Extreme MLX/NetIron (Brocade/Foundry)
Huawei
IP Infusion OcNOS
Mellanox
NetApp cDOT
Palo Alto PAN-OS
Pluribus
Ruckus ICX/FastIron
Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch
Vyatta VyOS

Experimental

A10
Accedian
Aruba
Ciena SAOS
Citrix Netscaler
Cisco Telepresence
Check Point GAiA
Coriant
Dell EMC Isilon
Eltex
Enterasys
Extreme EXOS
Extreme Wing Extreme SLX (Brocade)
F5 LTM
Fortinet
MRV Communications OptiSwitch
Nokia/Alcatel SR-OS
QuantaMesh

Tutorials:

Standard Tutorial:

https://pynet.twb-tech.com/blog/automation/netmiko.html

Secure Copy Tutorial:

https://pynet.twb-tech.com/blog/automation/netmiko-scp.html

SSH Proxy:

https://pynet.twb-tech.com/blog/automation/netmiko-proxy.html

Common Issues:

https://github.com/ktbyers/netmiko/blob/develop/COMMON_ISSUES.md

Documentation (Stable)

http://netmiko.readthedocs.io/en/stable/index.html

Examples:

Create a dictionary representing the device.

Supported device_types can be found here, see CLASS_MAPPER keys.

from netmiko import ConnectHandler

cisco_881 = {
    'device_type': 'cisco_ios',
    'ip':   '10.10.10.10',
    'username': 'test',
    'password': 'password',
    'port' : 8022,          # optional, defaults to 22
    'secret': 'secret',     # optional, defaults to ''
    'verbose': False,       # optional, defaults to False
}

Establish an SSH connection to the device by passing in the device dictionary.

net_connect = ConnectHandler(**cisco_881)

Execute show commands.

output = net_connect.send_command('show ip int brief')
print(output)
Interface                  IP-Address      OK? Method Status                Protocol
FastEthernet0              unassigned      YES unset  down                  down    
FastEthernet1              unassigned      YES unset  down                  down    
FastEthernet2              unassigned      YES unset  down                  down    
FastEthernet3              unassigned      YES unset  down                  down    
FastEthernet4              10.10.10.10     YES manual up                    up      
Vlan1                      unassigned      YES unset  down                  down    

Execute configuration change commands (will automatically enter into config mode)

config_commands = [ 'logging buffered 20000',
                    'logging buffered 20010',
                    'no logging console' ]
output = net_connect.send_config_set(config_commands)
print(output)
pynet-rtr1#config term
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
pynet-rtr1(config)#logging buffered 20000
pynet-rtr1(config)#logging buffered 20010
pynet-rtr1(config)#no logging console
pynet-rtr1(config)#end
pynet-rtr1#

Questions/Discussion

If you find an issue with Netmiko, then you can open an issue on this projects issue page here: https://github.com/ktbyers/netmiko/issues

If you have questions or would like to discuss Netmiko, a Netmiko channel exists on this Slack team. To join, visit this url and request access to the Slack team. Once access is granted you can join the #netmiko channel.


Kirk Byers
Python for Network Engineers
https://pynet.twb-tech.com