ncclient is a Python library for NETCONF clients. It aims to offer an intuitive API that sensibly maps the XML-encoded nature of NETCONF to Python constructs and idioms, and make writing network-management scripts easier. Other key features are:
- Supports all operations and capabilities defined in RFC 4741.
- Request pipelining.
- Asynchronous RPC requests.
- Keeping XML out of the way unless really needed.
- Extensible. New transport mappings and capabilities/operations can be easily added.
It is suitable for Python 2.6+ (not Python 3 yet, though), and depends on paramiko 184.108.40.206+, an SSH library.
The best way to introduce is through a simple code example:
from ncclient import manager # use unencrypted keys from ssh-agent or ~/.ssh keys, and rely on known_hosts with manager.connect_ssh("host", username="user") as m: assert(":url" in m.server_capabilities) with m.locked("running"): m.copy_config(source="running", target="file:///new_checkpoint.conf") m.copy_config(source="file:///old_checkpoint.conf", target="running")
- manager – High-level API
- Complete API documentation