Christian Ramseyer


Using Ansible to Fetch Information from IOS Devices

In this article, we’ll look at various Ansible modules that can be used to fetch information from Cisco IOS devices: ios_facts, snmp_facts and ios_command. Regardless of the used module, we’ll store the output in a JSON file that can easily be used in other tools. ios_facts ios_facts is the obvious choice. It connects to the […]


rsyslog Lookup Tables Missing Manual

Since a very long time, the rsyslog documentation mentions a lookup table feature, but as a proposal only. However, it is fully implemented as of version 8.18.0 and should become official “very soon”. On top of this, there is a bug in the documentation so the page explaining the actual implementation is not linked from […]


netdisco-sshcollector now available for Netdisco 1.x and 2.x

We’ve released our Open Source netdisco-sshcollector on github. It is a modular package for Netdisco ARP table collection by SSH, intended for devices which do not offer conventional SNMP IP-MIB access to this information. Depending on your Netdisco version, use these repositories: For Netdisco 1.x Legacy, the code is maintained by us as long as […]