[rancid] Rancid for other types of devices

Jethro R Binks jethro.binks at strath.ac.uk
Fri Nov 5 17:12:26 UTC 2010

On Fri, 5 Nov 2010, Daniel Rich wrote:

> I have been a rancid user for several years, mostly on Cisco and Foundry 
> devices.  One of our admins walked into my cube this morning and asked 
> about using it on other types of devices and I wanted to see if anyone 
> had beat me to it before I spent the next few weeks fiddling with the 
> code to make it do what I want... :-)
> Has anyone attempted (or more importantly succeeded) in getting rancid 
> working with any of the following?
>     * HP On-Board Administrator (controller for their blade chassis,
>       also contains the switch configs)

Which product do you mean exactly here?  We have c7000 blade chassis, 
although the server team chose the bladenetworks GbE switches rather than 
the real Cisco blade switch offering, but it is managed completely 
separately from the blade chassis.

I vaguely looked at the bladenetworks switches; it has two versions of the 
CLI, the default AOS one, for which alogin/arancid might work (Alteon 
WebOS), and the cisco-ish one you can use instead (which we do), which 
isn't cisco-enough to be clogin and would probably need something new 

>     * HP ILO

What configuration does the iLO have that it is worth rancid pulling?


>     * Network Appliance Filers
> All of the above have a CLI interface that is similar to a routers, it's
> just a matter of getting the right commands into the scripts - I hope.
> Thanks!
> -- 
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