Start a new DevOps journey with Docker and automate ACI

If you want to test the automation with Cisco ACI, you can use the following container.

docker pull zednetwork/aci-dev:latest

root@docker1:~/aci-dev# docker images zednetwork/aci-dev
REPOSITORY           TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             SIZE
zednetwork/aci-dev   latest              b1c09a7c66f0        About an hour ago   1.31GB

I preinstalled Ansible 2.9.11, the ACI SDK (COBRA) in version 4.2(4) and ARYA.

You can run directly the container with the command:

docker run -it <Image ID> bash

or start it with docker-compose command :

docker-compose up -d 

Docker-compose file :

version: "3"

    image: zednetwork/aci-dev:latest
    stdin_open: true

and connect to the container :

root@docker1:~/aci-dev# docker-compose ps
      Name          Command   State   Ports
aci-dev_aci-dev_1   bash      Up

root@docker1:~/aci-dev# docker exec -it  aci-dev_aci-dev_1 bash

Packages version

root@3a93719ed29b:~# ansible --version
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/cryptography/ CryptographyDeprecationWarning: Python 2 is no longer supported by the Python core team. Support for it is now deprecated in cryptography, and will be removed in a future release.
ansible 2.9.11
  config file = None
  configured module search path = [u'/root/.ansible/plugins/modules', u'/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
  ansible python module location = /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ansible
  executable location = /usr/local/bin/ansible
  python version = 2.7.16 (default, Oct 10 2019, 22:02:15) [GCC 8.3.0]
root@3a93719ed29b:~# pip list
Package      Version
------------ ---------
acicobra     4.2-4i
acimodel     4.2-4i
ansible      2.9.11
arya         1.1.5
certifi      2020.6.20
cffi         1.14.1
chardet      3.0.4
cryptography 3.0
enum34       1.1.10
et-xmlfile   1.0.1
future       0.18.2
idna         2.10
ipaddress    1.0.23
jdcal        1.4.1
Jinja2       2.11.2
MarkupSafe   1.1.1
openpyxl     2.6.4
pip          18.1
ply          3.11
prettytable  0.7.2
pyaml        20.4.0
pycparser    2.20
PyYAML       5.3.1
requests     2.24.0
setuptools   44.1.1
six          1.15.0
urllib3      1.25.10

Then you can copy and paste one script and runs it.

Example with the script ( :

root@40a189762958:~/cobra# pwd

root@40a189762958:~/cobra# ls

root@40a189762958:~/cobra# python
MAC: FA:16:3E:9A:35:B7 | IP: | Encaps: vlan-489
MAC: FA:16:3E:BB:B4:BE | IP: | Encaps: vlan-488