In this lesson, we will cover:
- What is Genie Conf?
- Using Genie Conf to configure an interface.
- Validating the generated Genie Conf configuration commands.
- Pushing configuration from Genie Conf.
- Rolling back configuration via Genie Conf.
What is Genie Conf?
In addition to using Genie to Parse, Learn and Diff our network, we can also use Genie to configure our network devices in a vendor-agnostic manner. This is done directly with Python using a set of common methods. The available conf methods and the conf structure are all located within the Genie models; these are the models we previously discussed that also contain the structures used by Ops aka Genie Learn.
Note: The Op/Conf models support the IOS-XR, IOS-XE and NX-OS device types only.
Genie Conf Examples
The documentation for this model can be located here: https://pubhub.devnetcloud.com/media/genie-feature-browser/docs/_models/interface.pdf
First, let's jump into our Genie shell like so and connect to our device.
$ export $(cat .env) $ pyats shell --testbed-file testbeds/testbed.yml ... device_leaf1 = testbed.devices["leaf1-ios"] device_leaf1.connect(log_stdout=False)