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junos-eznc 0.0.5

Junos 'EZ' automation for non-programmers

Latest Version: 1.1.2

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The repo is under active development. If you take a clone, you are getting the latest, and perhaps not entirely stable code.


As of release 0.5.0, _Junos PyEZ_ requires [ncclient] version 0.4.1 or later.


_Junos PyEZ_ is a Python library to remotely manage/automate Junos devices. The user is ***NOT*** required: (a) to be a "Software Programmerâ„¢", (b) have sophisticated knowledge of Junos, or (b) have a complex understanding of the Junos XML API.

This library was built for two types of users:

### For "Non-Programmers" - Python as a Power Shell

This means that "non-programmers", for example the _Network Engineer_, can use the native Python shell on their management server (laptop, tablet, phone, etc.) as their point-of-control for remotely managing Junos devices. The Python shell is an interactive environment that provides the necessary means to perform common automation tasks, such as conditional testing, for-loops, macros, and templates. These building blocks are similar enough to other "shell" enviornments, like Bash, to enable the non-programmer to use the Python shell as a power-tool, rather than a programming language. From the Python shell a user can manage Junos devices using native hash tables, arrays, etc. rather than device-specific Junos XML or resorting to 'screen scraping' the actual Junos CLI.

### For "Programmers" - Open and Extensible

There is a growing interest and need to automate the network infrastructure into larger IT systems. To do so, traditional software programmers, DevOps, "hackers", etc. need an abstraction library of code to further those activities. _Junos PyEZ_ is designed for extensibility so that the programmer can quickly and easily add new widgets to the library in support of their specific project requirements. There is no need to "wait on the vendor" to provide new functionality. _Junos PyEZ_ is not specifically tied to any version of Junos or any Junos product family.


_Junos PyEZ_ is designed to provide the same capabilties as a user would have on the Junos CLI, but in an environment built for automation tasks. These capabiltieis include, but are not limited to:

* Remote connectivty and management of Junos devices via NETCONF
* Provide "facts" about the device such as software-version, serial-number, etc.
* Retrieve "operational" or "run-state" information as Tables/Views
* Retrieve configuration information as Tables/Views
* Make configuration changes in unstructured and structured ways
* Provide common utilities for tasks such as secure copy of files and software updates


Installation requires Python 2.7 and associate `pip` tool

pip install junos-eznc


Prior to release 0.0.5, _Junos PyEZ_ used a fork of ncclient

pip install git+
pip install junos-eznc


The following is a quick "hello, world" example to ensure that the softare was installed correctly. This code will simply connect to a device and display the known facts of the device, like serial-number, model, etc.

from pprint import pprint
from jnpr.junos import Device

dev = Device(host='my_host_or_ipaddr', user='jeremy', password='jeremy123' )

pprint( dev.facts )

Example output for an SRX-210 device:
>>> pprint(dev.facts)
{'2RE': False,
'RE0': {'last_reboot_reason': '0x20:power-button soft power off',
'model': 'RE-SRX210H',
'status': 'OK',
'up_time': '10 minutes, 3 seconds'},
'domain': ''
'fqdn': '',
'hostname': 'srx210',
'ifd_style': 'CLASSIC',
'model': 'SRX210H',
'personality': 'SRX_BRANCH',
'serialnumber': 'AD2909AA0096',
'switch_style': 'VLAN',
'version': '12.1X44-D10.4',
'version_info': junos.versino_info(major=(12, 1), type=X, minor=(44, 'D', 10), build=4)}

Please refer to the _Junos PyEZ_ project page, [here]


Apache 2.0


- Jeremy Schulman (@nwkautomaniac), Core developer
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