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Execute CLI Show Command (Freeform Blueprint)

While in the Apstra environment, you may need device information that's obtained via CLI commands. Traditionally, you need to log in to a machine with access to the device management network, open a terminal, find device IP addresses, SSH to each of them, then run the required CLI commands. As of Apstra version 4.2.0, you can bypass these steps and run show commands for Juniper devices directly from the Apstra GUI. You can execute CLI commands from within the staged or active blueprint, or from the Managed Devices page. The steps below are for Freeform blueprints.

  1. From the blueprint, navigate to Staged > Physical > Topology (or Staged > Physical > Systems) and select a Juniper device node.
  2. In the Device tab on the right that appears, click Execute CLI Command.
  3. In the dialog that opens type show, then press the space bar. Available commands appear that you can scroll through to select, or you can start typing the command and it will auto-fill. In our example we're looking for interfaces. We typed show, space, then i, which filtered the commands to only include those with the letter i. We'll select interfaces to complete the command.
  4. From the drop-down list, select how you want to view the results: text, XML or JSON.
  5. Click Execute to return show command results. We used Text Mode for our example.