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Parse, Audit, Query, Build, and Modify Cisco IOS-style configurations

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Introduction: What is ciscoconfparse?

ciscoconfparse is a Python library, which parses through Cisco IOS-style (and other vendor) configurations. It can:

  • Audit existing router / switch / firewall / wlc configurations
  • Retrieve portions of the configuration
  • Modify existing configurations
  • Build new configurations

The library examines an IOS-style config and breaks it into a set of linked parent / child relationships. You can perform complex queries about these relationships.

CiscoConfParse Parent / Child relationships

Quotes

These are a few selected public mentions about CiscoConfParse; I usually try not to share private emails without asking, thus the quotes aren’t long at this time.

CiscoConfParse Parent / Child relationships Twitter mentions

We don’t use Cisco

Don’t let that stop you. CiscoConfParse parses anything that has a Cisco IOS style of configuration, which includes:

  • Cisco IOS, Cisco Nexus, Cisco IOS-XR, Cisco IOS-XE, Aironet OS, Cisco ASA, Cisco CatOS
  • Arista EOS
  • Brocade
  • HP Switches
  • Force 10 Switches
  • Dell PowerConnect Switches
  • Extreme Networks
  • Enterasys

As of CiscoConfParse 1.2.4, you can parse brace-delimited configurations into a Cisco IOS style (see Github Issue #17), which means that CiscoConfParse understands these configurations too:

  • Juniper Networks Junos, and Screenos
  • F5 Networks configurations

Docs

The latest copy of the docs are archived on the web

Pre-requisites

ciscoconfparse requires Python versions 2.6, 2.7 or 3.2+; the OS should not matter. If you want to run it under a Python virtualenv, it’s been heavily tested in that environment as well.

Bug Tracker and Support

  • Please report any suggestions, bug reports, or annoyances with ciscoconfparse through the github bug tracker.
  • If you’re having problems with general python issues, consider searching for a solution on Stack Overflow. If you can’t find a solution for your problem or need more help, you can ask a question.
  • If you’re having problems with your Cisco devices, you can open a case with Cisco TAC; if you prefer crowd-sourcing, you can ask on the Stack Exchange Network Engineering site.

License and Copyright

ciscoconfparse is licensed GPLv3; Copyright David Michael Pennington, 2007-2014.

The ipaddr module is distributed with ciscoconfparse to facilitate unit tests. ipaddr uses the ASF License 2.0; ipaddr is part of the Python standard library, starting in Python 3.3 (it’s called ipaddress in Python3).

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