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    Network switch is a gold mine. You will need (ip, username, pwd) to get to it, using Telnet(!). Your friend is pexpect, but even that gives you jinx sometimes when each switch can return you some random garbages once a while that makes session.expect("your regex pattern") to time out and you don't know why.

    enos vs. cnos

    Not much to say. These are two switch OS seen on Lenovo switches. They are all closely looked like Cisco's IOS, but different.

    1. CNOS manual
    2. ENOS commands (Googling enos manual shows Lenovo switch types, eg. G8272. So I guess the term is applicable on a model basis.)

    Anyway, the biggest difference to be aware is that CNOS device uses display while ENOS device uses show. To get a list of commands available:

    1. CNOS: display ?

      LCTC-R1U37-SW>display ?
        aaa               AAA Model
        access            access parameters
        access-lists      List IP access lists
        arp               IP ARP table
        banner            Show current motd banner message
        bfd               Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
        bgp               Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
        cee               Converged Enhanced Ethernet
        class-map         Class map entry
        cli               Show CLI tree of current mode
        dbg               Debugging functions
        dot1q-tunnel      Display dot1q tunnel
        env               Show environment
        errdisable        Error disable information
        hardware          Show hardware information
        hostname          Hostname
        interface         Interface status and configuration
        inventory         Show inventory
        ip                Configure ip features
        ipv6              Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
        lacp              Show LACP information
        license           FoD license
        lldp              Show LLDP information
        logging           Logging configuration and data
        mac               MAC
        monitor           Show Ethernet SPAN information
        npa               Network Policy Agent
        ntp               Network time protocol
        policy-map        Policy Map Entry
        port-aggregation  Port aggregation interface
        privilege         Show current privilege level
        queuing           Egress Queuing Information
        radius-server     Specify a RADIUS server
        restApi           RestApi
        rib               RIB
        role              Show role configuration
        router-id         Router ID
        routing           Display routing information
        running-config    Running system information
        snmp              Snmp service
        spanning-tree     Show spanning tree information
        ssh               Ssh
        statistics        Statistics
        switchname        Display switch name
        sys-info          show sys-info
        system            System-related show commands
        tacacs-server     Display tacacs configuration
        tech-support      Show router technical information
        telnet            Telnet
        user-account      User Account Management
        users             Display information about terminal lines
        vdm               Display Virtual Domain Manager Information
        version           Display NOS version
        virtual-machine   Display virtual machine
        vlag              VLAG - Virtual Link Aggregator
        vlan              Display VLAN information
        vnetworks         Display virtual networks
        vrrp              Show vrrp information
        zerotouch         Display zerotouch parameters
    2. ENOS: show ?

      RS G8272>show ?
      Show running system information
        access-control     Show access control 
        arp                IP ARP table
        boot               Show boot configuration
        cee                Show CEE Information
        clock              Display current switch date and time
        counters           Show all statistics
        custom-dst         Show custom DST configuration
        dcbx               Show DCBX information
        dot1x              Show 802.1x configuration
        ecp                Show Edge Contrl Protocol (ECP) information
        environment        Show running environment
        errdisable         Show Errdisable information
        etherchannel       Show etherchannel
        failover           Show failover state
        fcalias            Show fc-alias configurations per vlan
        fcf                Display details of FCF
        fcns               Show commands for Name Server
        fcoe               Show FCOE Information
        fcs                Show commands for Fabric Configuration Server
        fdmi               Show commands for FDMI
        flogi              Show FLOGI database
        history            Show the session command history
        hotlinks           Show Hot Links configuration
        https              Show HTTPS related information
        ikev2              Show IKEv2 configuration
        information-dump   Show all information
        interface          Show interface configuration and information
        ip                 Show IP information
        ipsec              Show IPsec information
        ipv6               Show IPv6 information
        lacp               Show LACP configuration
        layer2             Show all layer 2 related configuration and information
        layer3             Show all layer 3 related configuration and information
        line               Line information
        lldp               Show LLDP configuration and information
        logging            Show syslog configuration and messages
        mac-address-table  Show MAC forwarding table
        microburst         Show microburst statistics.
        mp                 Show management processor specific statistics
        ntp                Show NTP information and statistics
        nwv                Show Networking Virtualization Information
        oam                Show OAM information
        openflow           Show Openflow configuration and status
        pki                Display the host certificate
        port-mirroring     Show port mirroring configuration
        PortChannel        Show PortChannel
        processes          Show management processor specific statistics
        protocol-vlan      Show protocol VLAN configuration
        ptp                Show PTP informations
        qos                Show quality of service
        rmon               Show current RMON configuration
        route-map          Show route map configuration
        rscn               Show commands for RSCN
        scheduler          Show scheduler configuration 
        script             Show installed scripts
        script-log         Show script logs
        sflow              Show sflow information
        snmp-server        Show SNMP server information and statistics
        software-key       Show software licensing keys
        spanning-tree      Show spanning tree topology
        ssh-clienthostkey  Show SFTP/SSH host keys
        ssh-clientpubkey   Show SSH client public key
        sys-info           Show general system information
        terminal-length    Show current terminal length
        transceiver        Show Port Transceiver status
        trustpoint         Show trustpoint in CA store
        udld               Show UDLD dump
        ufp                Show UFP feature information
        user               Currently logged in users
        version            Show system version
        virt               Show virtual machine
        vlag               Show vLAG configuration and statistics
        vlan               Show VLAN configuration and status
        who                Currently logged in users
        zone               Show zone configurations per vlan
        zoneset            Show zoneset configurations per vlan


    A typical login session looks like this:

    (dev) fengxia@fengxia-lenovo:~$ telnet
    Connected to
    Escape character is '^]'.
    Lenovo RackSwitch G8272.
    Enter login username: admin
    Enter login password: 
    NOTE: System dump exists in FLASH.
          The dump was saved at 18:44:14 Wed Apr 11, 2018.
          Use 'copy flash-dump' to extract the dumps for analysis and
          'clear flash-dump' to clear the FLASH region.
    RS G8272>

    Before we go further on how we are doing it, there is one important catch: switch may not allow multiple SSH session! Therefore, it's much better to share a session instead of each task opens its own.

    Using pexpect is tedious, rigid (as it expects a certain sequence in text output from remote device, so randomly shown alert messages are the worst offender.), but it works.

    1. Telnet to IP.
    2. Enter username and pwd. Note that sometimes it will skip asking username and will only require password.
    3. Once you logged in, you may be greeted by a prompt, eg RS G8272>, the only reliable piece is the ">", the rest can change because it is just a switch name.
    4. Send en\n to put this login session into a superuser mode. I think this is optional because the login user may already be configured to be a super user.
    5. For Enos, Send no console\n to turn off alerts. This is important. Otherwise switch will throw at you all kinds of messages, such as topology changed, detected logged in from IP (actually that's you!). Anyway, just a best practice.

    I have to say that after so many tries, there isn't a reliable way to handle login session with confidence.

    MAC table

    Commands to use:

    1. ENOS: show mac
    2. CNOS: display mac address-table

    MAC table is saying: I see this MAC on VLAN on port #.

    MAC address table is the core of a switch — all the MACs it has learned by seeing it from a traffic.

    These MACs, however, are not necessarily from a device you know of! For example, a traffic from some external device flowing through this switch will certainly show up in this table with its MAC, but we have no way to derive information of the device who owns this MAC (a switch? a server? a router?). Further, MAC table changes ALL THE TIME. It is built up from traffic, thus its contents only reflects what this switch has seen (based on its update algorithm). We use it as a exhaustive list (everything this switch knows of), and relying to match with other meta, eg. I found this MAC to be an interface in this server, to connect the dots. This is the key of constructing a reality view of a physical topology.

    So from a traffic, we can capture:

    1. MAC of the source. Again, we know the MAC, but don't know who owns it.
    2. VLAN id.
    3. Port number.


    Example of output:

    RS G8272>show mac
    Mac address Aging Time: 300 
         MAC address       VLAN     Port    Trnk  State  Permanent  Openflow
      -----------------  --------  -------  ----  -----  ---------  --------
      00:00:0c:9f:f0:2f       1    48             FWD                  N    
      00:00:0c:9f:f0:46     100    48             FWD                  N    


    Example of output:

    LCTC-R1U37-SW>display mac address-table
     VLAN     MAC Address     Type      Ports 
      1      0000.0c9f.f02f   dynamic   Ethernet1/54 
      1      0001.7302.5c96   dynamic   Ethernet1/54 

    switch name

    Get switch name (if there is one, oh well).

    1. ENOS: show run
    2. CNOS: display run

    In both cases, search for pattern hostname\s(?P<hostname>.*) in re.MULTILINE mode. If there is no match, then the switch's hostname has not been set.

    switch neighbors

    1. ENOS: show lldp remote-device
    2. CNOS: display lldp neighbors

    This is an interesting one. Switch-to-switch links (we are talking about physical cable connections from A port to B port) can be pulled from a switch ← they refer to devices connected to a switch neighbors. This information is the foundation to draw a (physical) network topology such as:

    Example of a switch-switch topology


    Example output:

    RS G8272#show lldp remote-device
    LLDP Remote Devices Information
    Legend(possible values in DMAC column) :
    NB   - Nearest Bridge          - 01-80-C2-00-00-0E
    NnTB - Nearest non-TPMR Bridge - 01-80-C2-00-00-03
    NCB  - Nearest Customer Bridge - 01-80-C2-00-00-00
    Total number of current entries: 19
    LocalPort | Index | Remote Chassis ID         | Remote Port          | Remote System Name            | DMAC     
    1         | 5     | 68 05 ca 62 ef a5         | 68-05-ca-62-ef-a5    |                               | NB 
    2         | 4     | 68 05 ca 62 ef a4         | 68-05-ca-62-ef-a4    |                               | NB 
    3         | 6     | 68 05 ca 62 ee 7d         | 68-05-ca-62-ee-7d    |                               | NB 
    4         | 7     | 68 05 ca 62 ee 7c         | 68-05-ca-62-ee-7c    |                               | NB 
    5         | 8     | 68 05 ca 62 f3 fd         | 68-05-ca-62-f3-fd    |                               | NB 


    Example output:

    LCTC-R1U37-SW>display lldp neighbors
    Capability codes:
      (R) Router, (B) Bridge, (T) Telephone, (C) DOCSIS Cable Device
      (W) WLAN Access Point, (P) Repeater, (S) Station, (O) Other
    Device ID            Local Intf      Hold-time  Capability  Port ID        
                         Ethernet1/7     120                                   
    LCTC-R1U39-SW        Ethernet1/48    120        BR          XGE4           
    LCTC-R3U38-SW        Ethernet1/54    120        BR          1              
    LCTC-R1U39-SW        mgmt0           120        BR          47             
    Total entries displayed: 4

    switch port list

    1. ENOS: show lldp port
    2. CNOS: display lldp interface all

    Each switch port represents an interface that has:

    1. A port number — in nearl all cases they are an int, but switch management port can be in string such as mgmt0 (I don't think there is convention/default here.) So we need to treat this value as string.
    2. A MAC.

      Internally, MAC is normalized to format AA:BB:CC ← all capital

    3. vlan ID.


    Example output:

    RS G8272>show lldp port
    LLDP Port Info
    -  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    Port    MAC address       MTU  PortEnabled AdminStatus RxChange TrapNotify
    ======= ================= ==== =========== =========== ======== ==========
    1       a4:8c:db:9b:01:00 9216 enabled     tx_rx       no       disabled 
    2       a4:8c:db:9b:01:00 9216 enabled     tx_rx       no       disabled 


    Example output:

    LCTC-R1U37-SW>display lldp interface all
    Interface Name: Ethernet1/1
    Interface Information 
     Enable (tx/rx/trap): Y/Y/N   Port Mac address: a4:8c:db:34:b2:03
    Interface Name: Ethernet1/2
    Interface Information 
     Enable (tx/rx/trap): Y/Y/N   Port Mac address: a4:8c:db:34:b2:04
    Interface Name: mgmt0
    Interface Information 
     Enable (tx/rx/trap): Y/Y/N   Port Mac address: a4:8c:db:34:b2:00

    management port

    In CNOS, you can get management port directly (name, MAC) by using display interface mgmt 0:

    Example output:

    LCTC-R1U37-SW>  display interface mgmt 0
    Interface mgmt0
      Hardware is Management Ethernet  Current HW addr: a48c.db34.b200
      Physical:a48c.db34.b200  Logical:(not set)
      index 3 metric 1 MTU 1500 Bandwidth 1000000 Kbit
      no bridge-port
      arp ageing timeout 1500
      VRF Binding: Associated with management
      Speed 1000 Mb/s Duplex full
      IPV6 DHCP IA-NA client is enabled.
      inet broadcast
      inet6 fe80::a68c:dbff:fe34:b200/64
        0 input packets 18446744073706907944 unicast packets 3025224 multicast packets 
        2693333 broadcast packets 910620066 bytes 
        84138 output packets 39832 unicast packets 44276 multicast packets 
        30 broadcast packets 9839336 bytes 
    Automatic policy provisioning is disabled on this interface

    config a port's VLAN

    There are 3 things we are interested in setting a switch port:

    1. mode: two choices — trunk vs. access. In trunk mode, you can then set allowed vlans; in access mode, this port allows only ONE vlan, and that is its native vlan (see next).
    2. native vlan: also called untagged vlan (in Netbox, for example)
    3. allowed vlans: this is a list of VLAN ids that can flow through this port. In order to set this, mode must be in trunk mode.


    To set configs in trunk mode:

    en  <-- enable admin mode
    config terminal  <-- to enter config mode
    interface port <port id>  <-- to select the port to config
    switchport mode trunk
    switchport trunk allow vlan <1,2,3...>
    switchport trunk native vlan <vlan id>

    Note: you must set the native vlan last, and also must be sure that native vlan id is also part of the allowed vlans. For example, if we are to set native vlan to 1, and current allowed is "2,3,4,5", it will fail because 1 is not part of "2,3,4,5". Instead, you should set allowed to "1,2,3,4,5" first, then set native to 1.

    To set in access mode → allowed vlan is applicable anymore!

    config terminal
    interface port <port id>
    swithport mode access
    switchport access vlan <vlan id>

    check port config

    Use show interface port <port id>. Example output:

    LCTC-R1U39-SW#show interface port 10
    Current port 10 configuration: enabled, PVID/Native-VLAN 19, Tagging/Trunk-mode
        ErrDisable recovery enabled
        Switch port
        STP: non-edge, auto link-type, global loop guard
        The Unicast storm control currently turned off
        The Multicast storm control currently turned off
        The Broadcast storm control currently turned off
        802.1p priority: 0
        DSCP remarking for port: disabled
        BPDU guard: disabled
        Static trunk distribution: disabled
        Flood blocking: disabled
        MAC address notification: disabled
        Tag ingress check skipping: disabled
        Tag egress check skipping: disabled
        L2 Learning: enabled
        ACL Port config is empty
        UDLD: disabled, mode normal
        OAM: disabled, mode active
        EVB Profile: 0
        Reflective Relay is configured off
        DHCP Snooping trust disable, limit rate: none
        Openflow: disabled
        VLANs: 2-4,6,8-19
        Private-VLAN: disabled
    Current Port 10 Gig link configuration:
        speed 10/100/1000, mode auto, fctl none, auto on


    Quite similar to ENOS commands. To set in trunk mode:

    en <-- enable admin mode
    configure <-- to enter config mode
    interface ethernet 1/<port id>  <-- select port to config
    bridge-port mode trunk
    bridge-port trunk allowed vlan <1,2,3...>
    bridge-port trunk native vlan <vlan id>

    To set in access mode:

    en <-- enable admin mode
    configure <-- to enter config mode
    interface ethernet 1/<port id>  <-- select port to config
    bridge-port mode access
    bridge-port access vlan <vlan id>

    check port config

    Use display interface ethernet 1/<port id>. Example output:

    LCTC-R1U37-SW(config-if)#display interface ethernet 1/10
    Interface Ethernet1/10
      Hardware is Ethernet  Current HW addr: a48c.db34.b20c
      Physical:a48c.db34.b20c  Logical:(not set)
      index 410100 metric 1 MTU 9216 Bandwidth 10000000 Kbit
      Port Mode is trunk
      VRF Binding: Not bound
      Speed 10000 Mb/s Duplex full
      lacp suspend-individual  admin: Individual - oper: Individual
      Last link flapped 05:30:14 
      Last clearing of "display interface" counters 05:30:14 
      30 seconds input rate 0 bits/sec, 0 bytes/sec, 0 packets/sec 
      30 seconds output rate 54779 bits/sec, 6847 bytes/sec, 74 packets/sec 
      Load-Interval #2: 5 minute (300 seconds) 
         input rate 0 bps, 0 pps; output rate 52657 bps, 71 pps 
        0 unicast packets  0 multicast packets  0 broadcast packets 
        0 input packets  0 bytes 
        0 jumbo packets  0 storm suppression packets 
        0 giants  0 input error  0 short frame  0 overrun  0 underrun 
        0 watchdog  0 if down drop 
        0 input with dribble  0 input discard(includes ACL drops) 
        0 Rx pause 
        2084 unicast packets  1082832 multicast packets  320046 broadcast packets 
        1404962 output packets  126644641 bytes 
        0 jumbo packets 
        0 output errors  0 collision  0 deferred  0 late collision 
        0 lost carrier  0 no carrier  0 babble 
        0 Tx pause 
      645 interface resets 
    Automatic policy provisioning is disabled on this interface

    Setup LACP


    Official application guide is here.

    enter config mode

    First thing first, enter so called "config" mode:

    1. enter super user mode: en
    2. enter config terminal: config terminal
    NOS version LENOVO G8272, Wed Mar 29 12:20:39 PDT 2017
    Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.

    show LACP settings

    To examine LACP setup: show lacp info. Example output is, for example, when enabled port 17 (while server side is not configured yet, thus showing as suspended):

    LCTC-R1U39-SW(config-if)#show lacp info
    port    mode    adminkey  operkey   selected   prio  aggr  trunk  status  minlinks
    1       off            1        1     no      32768    --     --    --        1
    17      active        17       17  suspended  32768    --     --   down       1

    link two ENOS switches

    You need two ports on each switch to enable VLAG.

    On each switch:

    1. set STP: spanning­tree mode pvrst
    2. remove existing ISL key if we are setting a new key: no vlag isl adminkey

    On each port on this switch:

    1. select port: interface port <1-52>
    2. set trunk mode: switchport mode trunk
    3. set native vlan: switchport trunk native vlan <1-4094>
    4. set allowed vlan: switchport trunk allow vlan <1,2,3,4...>
    5. set LACP mode active: lacp mode active
    6. set LACP key: lacp key <key> (the same key for all ports).
    7. to remove an existing key: default lacp key. Note that this will succeed if you have removed ISL key first!

    Then on each switch:

    1. set to the same vlag tier-id <id>.
    2. set vlag isl adminkey <key>. This key must be the same as the LACP keys.
    3. set vlag hlthchk peer-ip <ip> to the other switch's IP.
    4. enable vlag globally ← vlag enable

    Example from show running-config:

    interface port 45
            lacp mode active
            lacp key 100
    interface port 46
            lacp mode active
            lacp key 100
    vlag enable
    vlag tier-id 222
    vlag hlthchk peer-ip
    vlag isl adminkey 100

    Link two ports on the same switch

    There is another way to bind ports together. In ENOS world, it's called PortChannel (in CNOS it's called port-aggregation, see section next). See manual page 178.

    1. Remove existing portchannel: no portchannel <id>
    2. Select interface: interface port <id>
    3. Setup each port that will be inlcuded in this bind. According to manual, all ports must have identical settings. This makes sense:
    4. mode: switchport mode trunk ← I think it must be trunk
    5. allowed vlans: switchport trunk allow vlan <1,2,3,4..>
    6. native vlan: switchport trunk native vlan <id>
    7. Add to bind: portchannel <channel id> port <port list 1,2,3,4>
    8. Enable: portchannel <channel id> enable


    Link two ports on the same switch

    It's called aggregation-group (see manual).

    First, create and setup an aggregation-group (note that CLI uses port-aggregation!):

    1. Create aggregation group: interface port-aggregation <1-4096>.
    2. Set this LAG port to trunk mode: bridge-port mode trunk.
    3. Assign allowed vlans: bridge-port trunk allowed vlan <comma delimiter list>, eg. 1-19,100-109,3999.
    4. exit ← so you can select other things to config.

    Second, set up the port you want to add to this aggregation:

    1. Select port to config: interface ethernet 1/<port>, eg. 1/17 to select port #17.
    2. Set port in trunk mode: bridge-port mode trunk
    3. Remove native vlan from port: no bridge-port trunk native vlan ← this is super important. Otherwise, aggregation-group <id> mode on will complain of MISMATCH VLAN.
    4. Assign proper list of allowed vlans: bridge-port trunk allow vlan ...use the same VLAN list as above!
    5. Add interface to aggregation group: aggregation-group <id> mode active.
    6. exit ← so you can select another port to run this config.

    To check status: display interface port-aggregation <1-4096> (or display lacp internal info all). Example output:

    LCTC-R1U37-SW>display interface port-aggregation 1
    Interface po1
      Hardware is AGGREGATE  Current HW addr: a48c.db34.b203
      Physical:(not set)  Logical:(not set)
      index 100001 metric 1 MTU 1500 Bandwidth 20000000 Kbit
      Port Mode is trunk
      VRF Binding: Not bound
      Members in this port-aggregation: 
        Ethernet1/1, Ethernet1/17 <----------------------------- bond ports!
      lacp suspend-individual  admin: Individual
      Last clearing of "display interface" counters never 
      30 seconds input rate 1127679 bits/sec, 140959 bytes/sec, 151 packets/sec 
      30 seconds output rate 547359 bits/sec, 68419 bytes/sec, 325 packets/sec 
      Load-Interval #2: 5 minute (300 seconds) 
         input rate 9484929 bps, 1001 pps; output rate 16114524 bps, 1761 pps 
        0 unicast packets  0 multicast packets  0 broadcast packets 
        0 input packets  0 bytes 
        0 jumbo packets  0 storm suppression packets 
        0 giants  0 input error  0 short frame  0 overrun  0 underrun 
        0 watchdog  0 if down drop 
        0 input with dribble  0 input discard(includes ACL drops) 
        0 Rx pause 
        0 unicast packets  0 multicast packets  0 broadcast packets 
        0 output packets  0 bytes 
        0 jumbo packets 
        0 output errors  0 collision  0 deferred  0 late collision 
        0 lost carrier  0 no carrier  0 babble 
        0 Tx pause 
      0 interface resets 
    Automatic policy provisioning is disabled on this interface

    Have fun w/ switches ~~

    — by Feng Xia


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