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d-hoyer
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Level 0.1 question on API and Shut/No Shut calls

Allright, first, I am brand new to Devnet. I am looking for a starting point and a direction to follow. E.g: Level 0.1 knowledge.

 

I have played with the restconf and the netconf APIs on the 9300 series switches and I am starting to understand their capabilities. However, I am also starting to think that this is an impractical way to manage port resets to reboot PoE equipment. I have ISE and DNA and I think there may be a better way using ISE to do what I want.

 

The scenario: I have a piece of equipment (Digi USB Anywhere) that randomly just stops talking on the network. The only solution to this so far is to reboot the device. I have added PoE splitters to power the devices and now I am using them to reboot these devices. The process is manual. Get the site, log into the switch, shut/no shut the port. 

 

After playing with the restconf APIs I discovered that I could just use an API call to do this. What I am wondering, and since I am brand new at this, without having to dig into it too deeply is; Is there a better way to do this? I am hoping for suggestions, ways to secure credentials, possible courses, and reading material to better understand the technology I already have.

 

Thanks for any help provided! Please don't flame me too badly for being a noob at all of this   

 

Dan

 

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alexstev
Cisco Employee

 

Hello @d-hoyer,

 

We’re glad you’re enjoying your network programmability and automation journey. I’ve listed some resources below, which should give you some good practice and experience. Because you have access to a 9000 series switch, I’ll list resources based on that device series:

 

 

Hope this helps!

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