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manage Cisco routers and switches using XML [CLOSED]

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I would like to develop some scripts to manage Cisco routers and switches using XML. However, I am not sure where to start. Does someone have some experience working with XML, Schemas and things like that? Which libraries do you use? Do you know of any good tutorial?

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posted Aug 6, 2013 by Mandeep Sehgal

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W3C has a decent primer for XML ( ). I have a couple of O'Reilly publications on the topic that are ok as well. There's a site dedicated to the subject at, and someone told me about a course available at I also found a short preso at called the Eight Minute XML tutorial on automating system administration so that's probably got some promise in the area you're
looking for.

answer Aug 6, 2013 by Abhay Kulkarni
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I made good experience with "PyXB".

This package takes an XML-schema definition and generates Python classes from it. XML documents (conforming to the schema) can be parsed into instances of those classes and instances of those classes can be serialized as XML documents.

It hides well (many of) the complexities of XML-schema (if the schemas are given).

answer Aug 7, 2013 by Jai Prakash
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