We were pleasantly surprised by the way community appreciated gNMIc release. Thank you 🙏! That solidifies the fact that a well-formed, documented and easy to use gNMI tool was needed.

Now with gNMIc available to everybody its easy like never before to test gNMI implementation of different routing OSes. And in this post we will get our hands on Arista vEOS.

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Despite the fact that gNMI is defacto the go-to interface for a model-driven telemetry collection, we, as a community, had no gNMI tool that was easy to install, pleasure to use, documented and pre-built for common platforms. Until now.

I am excited to announce the public release of gnmic - a CLI client and a collector that talks gNMI to your devices.

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gNMI Map

Lately I’ve been involved in project that required quite a deep understanding of OpenConfig gRPC Network Management Interface (gNMI). Going over the gNMI specification multiple times made me realize that I can’t fully build a mental map of all the messages and encapsulations without having a visual representation of it. So I’ve made one, lets see what it has to offer.

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I bet every one of you was in a situation when you bloody needed to expose some local resource over internet. Letting a remote colleague to look at your work, delivering a demo being off-VPN, or any other reason to have your service be reachable over Internet.

And it was never easy; corporate firewalls stand on-guard ensuring you can’t be agile and productive 😉

In this post I’ll share with you how I glue ngrok and fwd tools together to make my routers management interfaces exposed over Internet in a few clicks for free.

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Roman Dodin

Eagerness to learn & passion to share

Network Automation @ Nokia

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