In this lesson, we will cover:

  • The available send configuration methods.
  • How to use on_close to perform configuration commits.

You can find the scripts and code for this lesson within the Scrapli repo under the directory: 002_scrapli_core/005_config/.

Available Methods

The available Scrapli commands for sending configuration are extremely similar to the send command. For example:

  • send_config("config_command_1") – send a single command to the device.
  • send_configs(["config_command_1", "config_command_2"]) – send multiple commands to the device.
  • send_configs_from_file('config_commands.txt') – read commands from a file and send them to the device.

The key difference between these commands and the send_command commands is that send_config accepts multiple commands within a single string. Scrapli will automatically split it into separate lines, so only a single Response will be returned.

We will now see a short example of each of the send_config commands. Although they are self-explanatory, it provides a good reference should you need them.

Send Config

with Scrapli(**device) as conn:
    # Send config command to device
    response = conn.send_config("ip route 1.2.3.4/32 null0")

Send Configs

Below shows you the two different ways that you can use the `send_configs`method.

The first is by supplying the commands to Scrapli via a list(). Like so:

# Multiple Commands / Multiple List Elements
with Scrapli(**device) as conn:
    # Send config commands to device
    commands = ["interface loopback200", "description # Scrapli Demo"]
    multiresponse = conn.send_configs(commands)
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