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Basic usage

The following examples demonstrate the basic usage of the gnmic in a scenario where the remote target runs insecure (not TLS enabled) gNMI server. The admin:admin credentials are used to connect to the gNMI server running at 10.1.0.11:57400 address.

Info

For the complete command usage examples, refer to the "Command reference" menu.

Capabilities RPC#

Getting the device's capabilities is done with capabilities command:

gnmic -a 10.1.0.11:57400 -u admin -p admin --insecure capabilities
gNMI_Version: 0.7.0
supported models:
  - nokia-conf, Nokia, 19.10.R2
  - nokia-state, Nokia, 19.10.R2
  - nokia-li-state, Nokia, 19.10.R2
  - nokia-li-conf, Nokia, 19.10.R2
<< SNIPPED >>
supported encodings:
  - JSON
  - BYTES

Get RPC#

Retrieving the data snapshot from the target device is done with get command:

gnmic -a 10.1.0.11:57400 -u admin -p admin --insecure \
      get --path /state/system/platform

{
  "source": "10.1.0.11:57400",
  "timestamp": 1592829586901061761,
  "time": "2020-06-22T14:39:46.901061761+02:00",
  "updates": [
    {
      "Path": "state/system/platform",
      "values": {
        "state/system/platform": "7750 SR-1s"
      }
    }
  ]
}

Set RPC#

Modifying state of the target device is done with set command:

gnmic -a 10.1.0.11:57400 -u admin -p admin --insecure \
      set --update-path /configure/system/name \
          --update-value gnmic_demo

{
  "source": "0.tcp.eu.ngrok.io:12267",
  "timestamp": 1592831593821038738,
  "time": "2020-06-22T15:13:13.821038738+02:00",
  "results": [
    {
      "operation": "UPDATE",
      "path": "configure/system/name"
    }
  ]
}

Subscribe RPC#

Subscription to the gNMI telemetry data can be done with subscribe command:

gnmic -a 10.1.0.11:57400 -u admin -p admin --insecure \
      sub --path "/state/port[port-id=1/1/c1/1]/statistics/in-packets"

{
  "source": "0.tcp.eu.ngrok.io:12267",
  "timestamp": 1592832965197288856,
  "time": "2020-06-22T15:36:05.197288856+02:00",
  "prefix": "state/port[port-id=1/1/c1/1]/statistics",
  "updates": [
    {
      "Path": "in-packets",
      "values": {
        "in-packets": "12142"
      }
    }
  ]
}

YANG path browser#

gnmic can produce a list of XPATH/gNMI paths for a given YANG model with its path command. The paths in that list can be used as the --path values for the Get/Set/Subscribe commands.

# nokia model
gnmic path -m nokia-state --file nokia-state-combined.yang | head -10
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/coa/dropped/bad-authentication
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/coa/dropped/missing-auth-policy
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/coa/dropped/invalid
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/coa/dropped/missing-resource
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/coa/received
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/coa/accepted
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/coa/rejected
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/disconnect-messages/dropped/bad-authentication
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/disconnect-messages/dropped/missing-auth-policy
/state/aaa/radius/statistics/disconnect-messages/dropped/invalid
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