[rancid] Assistance creating a perl module to use with ZPE Systems NodegridOS Devices

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Tue Feb 15 18:35:07 UTC 2022

I'm looking to start backing up some ZPE console servers, so, of course, I 
checked to see if rancid could do it, which led me to to this thread.

The CentOS 7 system I'm testing this on has an older version of rancid 
(rancid-3.12-1.el7.x86_64) which caused a bit of confusion, as I don't 
have the eos module...but I was still able to reproduce what you did, down 
to having rancid run zpelogin, run the two commands, receive all the 
expected output, exit, save the entire raw session to a file, and then 

executing zpelogin -t 90 -c"show system/about;export_settings" 
PROMPT MATCH: \[user at hostname /\]#
HIT COMMAND:[user at hostname /]#  show system/about
     In ShowVersion: [user at hostname /]#  show system/about
devicename: End of run not found
devicename: found_end is false
!sed pba version: none

Did you (or anyone else) ever get further than this with ZPE backups?

On Fri, 15 Oct 2021, Mick O'Donovan wrote:

> On 15/10/2021, 20:16, "heasley" <heas at shrubbery.net> wrote:
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>    Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 07:10:45PM +0000, Mick O'Donovan:
>    >     IMO, it is part of the conversation and is further confirmation that was
>    >     normal.  Various devices have had cli bugs over time.  Does not hurt to
>    >     remove it for debugging.
>    >
>    > By this do you mean to leave the original file alone or my version is fine? Sorry excuse my ignorance here.
>    Leave the modification for testing, but to be pedantic, try to restore the
>    check once everything else is working.
>    > Something must be up alright, here's the contents of the raw file that was created...
>    >
>    > ===
>    > Error: Usage: /usr/bin/zpelogin [-dhSV] [-m|M] [-autoenable] [-noenable]  [-c command] [-Evar=x] [-e enable-password] [-f cloginrc-file]  [-p user-password] [-r passphrase] [-s script-file] [-t timeout]  [-u username] [-v vty-password] [-w enable-username] [-x command-file]  [-y ssh_cypher_type] router [router...]
>    > ===
>    >
>    > Any ideas?
>    my mistake; the hostname is missing, whatever it is:
>    eval `rancid -C -t zpe <hostname>` >& raw
> The raw file is flawless!
> This is most frustrating ☹
> The raw file shows:
> 1. the login
> 2. command 1 being run
> 3. the command 1 output (in full and as expected)
> 4. command 2 being run (I've reduced it to just two commands - "show system/about" and "export_settings")
> 5. the command 2 output (in full and as expected)
> 6. the exit being issued and successfully exiting
> Mick
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