Netmiko is a Python library that is designed to simplify the process of connecting to and interacting with network devices using SSH. It is widely used in network automation projects and provides a number of high-level functions which can allow operators (users) to easily execute commands, transfer files and perform other common tasks on network devices.
- Support for a wide range of equipment: Netmiko supports a wide range of device types, including routers, switches and firewalls from vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Huawei, Nokia and Arista.
- High-level functions for common tasks: Netmiko provides a number of high-level functions for common tasks, such as executing commands, transferring files and working with device configurations.
- Support for multiple protocols: In addition to SSH, Netmiko also supports other protocols such as Telnet and serial console.
- Customization options: Netmiko provides a number of customization options, including the ability to specify device-specific settings and to define custom handling for device prompts and errors.
Briefly, Netmiko is a powerful and flexible tool that is widely used in network automation projects. Its support for a wide range of device types, high-level functions, and customization options make it an ideal choice for automating tasks and workflows on network devices.
You can read how it can be used for network automation with a simple example on this blog post.