Useful tools for automating network devices

Easy Maintenance

Of Course an API

The API reflects the cloud heritage of NetBox in its RESTful API, which can be used to query values from the NetBox database via a standardized interface. In this way, applications that can query the RESTful API can integrate content from NetBox.

At the time this issue went to press, however, the API only supported read access. According to the developers, that will change soon with the introduction of API support for write access. If you want to try out read access right now, you will find a client written in Go that can communicate with NetBox [12]. As NetBox becomes more widespread, clients in other scripting languages are likely to follow soon, with the Python language leading the way.

The Author

Martin Gerhard Loschwitz works as a cloud architect at SysEleven. He works with OpenStack, distributed storage, and Puppet. He also maintains Pacemaker for Debian in his spare time.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy ADMIN Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Ansible as an alternative to the Puppet configuration tool
    Automation is part of life in the data center, and Puppet is commonly regarded as the King of the Hill, but some users prefer the lean alternative Ansible.
  • What's new in Ansible 2.0
    The new version of the Ansible IT automation platform has a revised and faster engine and 200 new modules.
  • Do You Know Juno?
    The OpenStack cloud platform plays a major role in the increasingly important cloud industry, so a new release is big news for cloud integrators and admins. The new version 2014.2 "Juno" release mostly cleans up and maintains the working model but adds a few innovations.
  • OS10 and Dell's open networking offensive
    Dell's OS10 is a Linux-based operating system for network hardware that is designed to free network admins from the stranglehold of established manufacturers. We look at what it is, how the system works, and what it can do for you.
  • ONIE and Cumulus Linux on a switch
    The specialized Cumulus Linux distro runs on network switches – and even supports remote provisioning with a little help from the ONIE boot environment.
comments powered by Disqus