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An open-source Yang Browser and RPC Builder Application
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Copyright 2015, Cisco Systems, Inc

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Docker support

Run
docker run -it --rm -p 8088:8088 robertcsapo/yang-explorer

Build
git clone https://github.com/robertcsapo/yang-explorer.git
cd yang-explorer
docker build -t robertcsapo/yang-explorer .

###1. Description
An open-source Yang Browser and RPC Builder Application to experiment with Yang Data Models

Features

  • Upload / Compile yang models from User Interface Or Command Line
  • Build NetConf RPC
  • Generate Python example code [new]
  • Search yang xpaths [new]
  • Execute RPC against real netconf server
  • Save created RPCs to collections for later use
  • Build dependency graph for models
  • Browse data model tree and inspect yang properties

    Restconf support is experimental

    This application is under Beta mode, contributions / suggestions are welcome !!

#####Screenshots:



###2. Installation

####2.1 First time installation

#####Prerequisite:

  • MAC, Linux (not supported on Windows)
  • python 2.7
  • pip package manager (https://pip.pypa.io/en/stable/installing/)

    If already installed, make sure that pip / setuptools are upto date (commands may vary)
    
    pip install --upgrade pip
    
    Ubuntu: sudo pip install --upgrade setuptools
    
  • virtualenv (recommended)
    Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv
    Fedora: sudo dnf install python-virtualenv
    MAC: sudo pip install virtualenv
    
  • graphviz (http://www.graphviz.org/Download.php)
    Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install graphviz
    Fedora: sudo dnf install graphviz
    MAC: brew install graphviz
    
  • Browser with latest flash plugin (tested with google chrome)

#####Download and install:

   git clone https://github.com/CiscoDevNet/yang-explorer.git
   cd yang-explorer
   bash setup.sh

   Note: sudo may be required if you do not use virtualenv.

See section 7 Troubleshooting for more:

   If you get installation error for missing python.h or xmlversion.h try installing
   dependency packages:

   Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev python-dev zlib1g-dev
   Fedora: sudo dnf install libxml2-devel libxslt-devel python-devel zlib-devel

####2.2 Update exising installation

  cd <install-root>/yang-explorer
  git stash (if you have local changes)
  git pull origin
  git stash apply (if you have local changes)
  bash setup.sh

####2.3 Backing up data

YangExplorer data can be backed up from data directory and it is portable to new servers -

   cp -r <install-root>/yang-explorer/server/data <backup-location>/data

Restore from backup location -

   cd <install-root>/yang-explorer/server

   # move current data to tmp location
   mv data data_old

   # replace data from backup location
   cp -r <backup-location>/data data

###3. Running YangExplorer

####3.1 Running with localhost

#####Start Server:

   cd <install-root>/yang-explorer
   [sudo] ./start.sh &

   Note: sudo may be required if you did not use virtualenv during installation.

#####Start Explorer:

   http://localhost:8088/static/YangExplorer.html

####3.2 Running with ip-address (Shared server)

#####Start Server:

   # Determine <ip-address> using if-config

   # Add ip-address/port in YangExplorer.html after following line:
   cd <install-root>/yang-explorer/server/static
      vi YangExplorer.html
      var flashvars = {}; 
+     flashvars.host = '<ip-address>';
+     flashvars.port = '8088';

   # save & quit

   # Update ip-address in startup script
      cd <install-root>/yang-explorer
      vi start.sh
      (update HOST variable with <ip-address>)
   # save & quit

   ./start.sh

   Note: sudo may be required if you did not use virtualenv during installation.

#####Start Explorer:

   http://<ip-address>:8088/static/YangExplorer.html

###4. Caveats

  • Yang Model upload fails, Workaround: Use Google Chrome.
  • See section 6 Troubleshooting for more:

###5. User Guide (TBD)

####5.1 Work Flow

#####5.2.1 Login:
YangExplorer uses user accounts to manage workspaces. You can create a user account using admin page (See 5.3.1 Creating User Account) or use the predefined login (guest/guest). You must login (click on the Login button on top right corner)

You can use guest login (guest/guest) or newly created account.

#####5.2.2 Adding/Deleing Yang Models:

Upload using yang-explorer user interface (TBD: screen shot is out-of-date)

  • Click Manage Models tab
  • Click Workspace tab
  • Click Add button
    • Click Browse and select models to upload
    • Click Upload
    • Clear button can be used clear models in upload window
  • Click Subscribe & Un-subscribe buttons to make selected models visible/invisible in explorer area
  • Click Delete button to delete selected models from user account
Sync from Device
  • Click Manage Models tab
  • Click Device tab
    • Select a device from profile list
      • YangExplorer will list yang models on device
    • Select models to Sync to YangExplorer Workspace
    • Sync button to Sync Models to YangExplorer
    • You may encounter these error during sync:
      • Missing models: Select missing models from the list and try sync again
      • Duplicate models: In workspace tab, select duplicate models and delete
  • Click Workspace tab
  • Click Subscribe & Un-subscribe buttons to make selected models visible/invisible in explorer area
  • Click Delete button to delete selected models from user account
Upload models using server console
   cd <install-root>/yang-explorer
   source v/bin/activate
   cd server
   python manage.py --user <username> --git <git-url> --dir <path/to/yang/models>

   example: local upload (assumes models are already available at dir path)
   python manage.py bulkupload --user guest --dir /users/prgohite/git/yang/vendor/cisco/xr/531

   example: git upload
   python manage.py bulkupload --user guest --git https://github.com/YangModels/yang.git --dir vendor/cisco/xr/531

All models must be compiled successfully, in case of any error none of the models will be uploaded to yang-explorer.

#####5.2.3 Generating the model dependency graph:

  • Click Manage Models tab
  • Click Workspace tab
    • Select one or more model name to get dependency graph
    • If no models are selected, all subscribed model will be used to generate graph
  • Click Graph buttons to generate graph

#####5.2.4 Creating RPCs:
You can explore yang models in explorer area (left pane) using tree navigation:

  • Value and Operation columns in explorer area are editable.
  • Explore model in explorer area by navigating model tree
  • Click value cell next to data node (leaf, container etc)
  • Edit values

    • Select <get> and <get-config> for get, get-config netconf operations
    • Select <rpc> for RPCs
    • Enter data values for edit-config operation
    • Use Reset button on top-right bar to reset data in the model tree
  • Update netconf operations for edit-config (optional advance option)

    • Select Operations tab
    • Select error-option
    • Check / Uncheck lock option
  • Click RPC button under Build tab

#####5.2.5 Executing RPCs:

  • Create RPC using 5.2.4
  • Populate Device info in Device Settings Tab
  • Click Run button under Build tab

    Yang Explorer uses ncclient library to execute RPCs, connection timeout can be configured via
    environment varible default timout value is 45 seconds.

    #update value in start.sh & restart server
    export NCCLIENT_TIMEOUT=120
    
5.2.6 Generating Python example:
  • Create a netconf / xml RPC

    • Create RPC using 5.2.4
    • (OR) Provide custom netconf XML (Click custom RPC Checkbox)
  • Click Script button under Build tab

  • Click Copy button to copy generated code into system clipboard
  • Save content as a python script (say example.py)
  • Run python script from command line using given instruction in script header comments.
5.2.7 Saving RPCs to Collection:
  • Create RPC using 5.2.4
  • Click Save button under Build tab

#####5.2.7 Loading saved RPC:

  • Click Collections Tab
  • Double click on the RPCs title you want to load.

####5.3 Admin Tasks

#####5.3.1 Creating User Account (optional):

Creating user account is optional as you can use default guest/guest login, however creating user account can be userful
if you have a shared yang-explorer installation.

  • Click Admin button in YangExplorer
  • Login as admin (user: admin, password: admin)
  • On admin page, click Users link
  • On User Profiles page, click Add user link (top-right)
  • Add user account info and click Save (Warning: passwords are transmitted in plaintext)

#####5.3.2 Creating Device Profiles:

Device profiles can be created to quickly populate device info from drop-down list in yang-explorer.

Note: You can use default user login (guest/guest)

  • Click "Create device profile" link on Build -> Device Settings
  • (OR) Click "Create device profile" link on Manage Models -> Device
  • (OR) Click Admin button in YangExplorer
    • Login login as guest or your own login
    • On admin page, click Device profiles link
  • On User Profiles page, click Add device profiles link (top-right)
  • Add device credentials (device login info is not secured)
    • Add netconf credentials (Required for connecting to netconf server)
    • Add restconf credentials (Not used currently)
  • click Save

#####5.3.3 Creating Collection:

Collections can be used to save user generated RPCs on the server so that saved RPCs can be re-used.

Note: You can use default user login (guest/guest)

  • Click Admin button in YangExplorer
  • Login login as guest or your own login
  • On admin page, click Collections link
  • On User Profiles page, click Add collection link (top-right)
    • Provide collection name
    • Select User from drop-down box
    • Provide description for this collection
  • click Save

###6 Misc Features

####6.1 UI Model Tree annotations
Targeted content in YangExplorer UI tree can be annotated in different color, usually to represent additional information about of the Yang model node.

Installation:

  cd <install-root>/yang-explorer
  bash setup.sh -a <path to annotation json file>

Please refresh browser to reflect changes. You should see UI model tree node name in different color as per annotation file.

Uninstall:

  cd <install-root>/yang-explorer
  bash setup.sh -r

###7 Troubleshooting

####7.1 Installation

#####7.1.1 error for missing python.h or xmlversion.h

  • Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev python-dev
  • Mac : xcode-select --install

#####7.1.2 django.db.utils.OperationalError: near "񐁂򐁇N": syntax error

#####7.1.3 After install if you are not able to login using guest/guest try one of the following

  • mv server/data/db.sqlite3 server/data/db.sqlite3_backup
  • bash setup.sh
    In end of setup.sh script log you should see something like this -

     ...
     Creating default users ..
     Copying default models ..
     Setup completed.. 
    
     Use start.sh to start yang-explorer server
    

#####7.1.4 Installation failed due to python 3 not supported
Python 3 is not supported by ncclient. Please install python 2.7 before proceeding futher. If python 2.7 is already installed on your system along with python 3, virtualenv may try to create python 3 environment. You can do following -

   cd YangExplorer
   rm -rf v

   # find path to python 2.7 on your system
   ➜  ~  which python2.7   
   /usr/bin/python2.7

   # create a virtualenv with python 2.7, path may differ based on your installation
   virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python2.7 v

   # rerun setup
   setup.sh

####7.2 Yang Model Upload

#####7.2.1 Failure during upload of yang model

  • Chrome browser is required currently to upload models using User Interface
  • Please see failure message, if dependent models are missing you will see specific error in message window.
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