Uses Netmiko to send a command to a device to determine the state of that device. See the Workflow section for examples of how it is used in a workflow.

Netmiko Validation Service

There is a command field and an expect string field in the Advanced Netmiko Parameters. eNMS will check if the expected pattern can be found in the output of the command. The values for a pattern field can also be a regular expression.

Configuration parameters for creating this service instance:

  • All Netmiko Service Common Parameters.

  • Commands: Commands to be send to the device, each command on a separate line.

  • Results as List: if checked, store the results of the commands as a list of individual string results. If not checked, this is a single string.

Also included in Netmiko Advanced Parameters:

Netmiko Configuration Advanced Parameters

  • Use TextFSM Causes Netmiko to try and match the command to a TextFSM template pointed to in the system by the NET_TEXTFSM environment variable. The Network to Code project maintains a repository of TextFSM templates for popular network devices here.
  • Expect String This is the string that signifies the end of output.
  • Config Mode Command The command that will be used to enter config mode.
  • Auto Find Prompt Tries to detect the prompt automatically.
  • Strip command Remove the echo of the command from the output (default: True).
  • Strip prompt Remove the trailing router prompt from the output (default: True).


Expect String and Auto Find Prompt are mutually exclusive; both cannot be enabled at the same time. If the user does not expect Netmiko to find the prompt automatically, the user should provide the expected prompt instead. This is useful when the CLI command sent via Netmiko causes the prompt to change, for example, during upgrade.


This Service supports variable substitution in some input fields of its configuration form.