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  • 1.  Apstra REST API and Apstra Python SDK

    Posted 08-15-2023 11:36

    I am trying to automate simple tasks (Creating RZ, Creating VNs and attaching these to leafs) using the Apstra REST API and the apstra-python-sdk package. 

    This task has proven allot more difficult than I have expected, as the apstra-python-sdk are closer to a few boliterplate examples than a real SDK. I have opened a ticket at JTAC but they say that Apstra SDK is a community driven project and is unsupported by Juniper. A "real" SDK and ansible modules exists, but they are only available to professional services. 

    As JTAC describes, the Apstra SDK is a open community project on github.com and I wrote several fixes and suggestions a opened a pull request (as this is how open source project usually works). To my big suprise, pull requests are just laying dormant for more than 8 months: Pull requests · Apstra/apstra-api-python

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    As the python, Ansible and go SDKs seemed dead, I moved to use the plain Apstra REST API and develop my own SDK.

    After investing allot of time reading documentations and navigating swagger docs, I am more or less stuck as the docs are almost non existing.

    Which approach have you chosen to automate stuff in Apstra? Any suggestions on how to move forward?



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    PER TOFT
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  • 2.  RE: Apstra REST API and Apstra Python SDK

    Posted 09-08-2023 06:53

    Hi Per,

    Have you thought about using the Apstra Terraform Provider, we are actively developing this, and should provide most functionality your looking for.



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    Bill Wester
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