Cisco to Netbox integration
Script gathers all needed info from Cisco devices and creates entities in Netbox (devices, interfaces, prefixes, ip addresses, cdp connections etc)
This script has two parts:
- First script is based on https://github.com/pavelstef/cisco_devices_info_collector and parses all info from Cisco devices.
- Second script creates entities in Netbox (devices, interfaces, prefixes, ip addresses, cdp connections, vlans, hsrp, wireless ap etc)
What the main.py script does:
- Connects to ips of Cisco devices written in ip_list_all.txt or ip_list.txt files by netmiko or paramiko
- Gathers information according to templates
- Parses data and writes into api/”device_name”.csv files in json format
Script’s main purpose is full integration between Cisco and Netbox (https://netbox.readthedocs.io/en/stable/)
Script works fine with IOS, NX-OS, XR, SG-220, Air-OS but can have some problems with “slow” devices when getting responce takes a long time.
Script might fail trying to connect to some devices ,especially when connecting to more than 20 devices simultaneously in a thread.
script worked fine and was tested in one Enterprise network environment only, and some templates were edited to work in that environment.
What the Cisco_To_Netbox.py script does:
Reades text files containing json data of network devices and creates/updates entities in Netbox.
Script uses custom fields, you must add these fields to write acl information
- Edit yaml file
- Add ip list to connect
- Run the script main.py
- Run Cisco_To_Netbox.py