Where can I learn more about NETCONF?

by on ‎06-09-2014 07:58 PM - edited on ‎09-19-2017 09:30 AM by Administrator Administrator (3,589 Views)

NETCONF resources for Junos OS automation. 


The Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) provides mechanisms to install, manipulate, and delete the configuration of network devices. It uses an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based data encoding for the configuration data as well as the protocol messages. The NETCONF protocol operations are realized as remote procedure calls (RPCs). 

NETCONF is a network management protocol from the IETF. The latest version is RFC 6241.


Kent Watsen Interview on NETCONF - Dec. 23, 2013 


Jun 10, 2014
BTW Juniper's NCClient fork has been merged back into the main repository (

If you've already got a basic Python environment set up you can install both NCClient & JunOS PyEz with pip:

pip install ncclient junos-eznc

that's all :-)Edited 10:15, 10 Jun 2014
Posted 10:14, 10 Jun 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Quick update: I just updated 4 articles with this information. Thanks again!
Posted 10:35, 16 Jun 2014
Jun 10, 2014
That's good to know. Thanks for the information, Blake. I'll look into getting the links updated.

Thanks again. Keep the comments coming if anything else comes up.

Posted 11:20, 10 Jun 2014