[rancid] Aruba devices in 3.1

Michael Newton mnewton at pofp.com
Tue Jan 13 23:22:25 UTC 2015

> On  7 Jan 2015, at 1:50 PM, heasley <heas at shrubbery.net> wrote:
> Tue, Jan 06, 2015 at 03:40:55PM -0800, Michael Newton:
>> Hi all; we are looking at getting a RANCID infrastructure in place and have been pleasantly surprised by how easy everything has been so far. Had my first backups of our HP equipment within a few hours of getting started.
>> But we also have a number of Aruba devices, and I can find no information on adding custom device types in this latest 3.1 version of the software. I have downloaded the Aruba scripts from ftp://ftp.shrubbery.net/pub/rancid/contrib/ <ftp://ftp.shrubbery.net/pub/rancid/contrib/> but these were designed for 2.3 and suggest editing rancid-fe. Instead what I ended up with, after much guesswork, is this:
>> $ cat /etc/rancid/rancid.types.conf
>> aruba;script;rancid -t aruba
>> aruba;login;arubalogin
>> aruba;module;rancid
>> aruba;inloop;rancid::inloop
>> aruba;command;rancid::RunCommand;no paging
>> aruba;command;rancid::RunCommand;show running-config
>> $ su -lc "rancid -dt aruba aruba.example.com" rancid
>> loadtype: device type aruba
>> loadtype: found device type aruba in /etc/rancid/rancid.types.conf
>> executing arubalogin -t 90 -c ”no paging;show running-config” aruba.example.com <http://aruba.example.com/>
>> aruba.example.com: missed cmd(s): all commands
>> aruba.example.com: End of run not found
>> aruba.example.com: End of run not found
>> Executing the displayed arubalogin command alone seems to work fine after a couple of small edits, and spits out the config. Why is rancid not recognizing it? Have I missed a step somewhere? Thanks for any pointers!
> to support a rancid 2.x style script, all that you need in rancid.types.conf
> ie:
> aruba;script;arubrancid (or whatever its name is)
> aruba;login;arubalogin
> like the alteon entry.  the second line isnt necessary, but will be used with
> slogin in rancid 3.2.

Thanks for the tip. However, I was having some issues with the old script so I ended up building a new 3.x style Perl module that works for our purposes. If anyone’s interested in improving or stealing it, it can be found here: https://github.com/miken32/rancid-aruba/


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