Ok, i will first start by saying ive never attempted anything like this before. Im an old school network engineer but times are a changing and im trying to learn how to automate simple tasks. All I need to do is promt the user to enter and IP address and then add that IP Address to a specific device group with 1 tag on it. for example i want to add 126.96.36.199 to my firewall with the tag SFTP. So once the object hits the firewall the name would be H-188.8.131.52 and description would simply be the ticket number of the request and the ip would be learned via input and then I would automatically include the tag. ive been reading forums and other items and came up with a little script below. This is what I have so far, but im kinda stuck now. Ive only been messing around with this for a couple of days...
#This defines the panorama device interface to connect to and the DeviceGroup
device = ["x.x.x.x"]
devicegroup = ["mydevice"]
auth_key = "<my-key>"
#This intitaties the panorama connection
pano = panorama.Panorama(device, api_key=auth_key)
#This defines the device group we wil be connecting to
panogrp = panorama.DeviceGroup(devicegroup)
#This will set the IP address of the SFTP source to add to the Firewall
ip_address = input('Please enter the ip address you wish to add to the SFTP whitelist, (example x.x.x.x): ')
#This will set the description of the node to the Release Ticket number
description = input("Please enter the release ticket number: ")
#This formats the name to match the existing standards in the firewall
name = ("H-"+ip_address)
#declares an object to create
sftp_server = pandevice.objects.AddressObject()
any suggestions to make it better and or complete the adding of the node..im not sure im even on the right path so far... thanks for any insight ... :)
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You're on the right path, just a few tweaks:
devicegroupshould be strings like
auth_key, not lists
sftp_server = pandevice.objects.AddressObject(name=name, value=ip_address, description=description)
create() / apply() / delete()on the object to make the configuration change, depending on if you're trying to create, update, or delete:
thank you, i am still learning how this all works, but that makes sense. I apprecaite the guidance. Ill let you know my outcome once i get this going.
my next goal is doing the commit to panorama and the device group push.
Thank You again!!
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