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Netmiko Service Common Parameters

These are the Netmiko Common Parameters for all Netmiko Services.

Netmiko Common Parameters

Common Netmiko Parameters

  • Driver This selects which Netmiko driver to use when connecting to the device. This is not used if Use Device Driver is checked.
  • Use Device Driver If checked, the driver assigned to the device in the inventory will be used.
  • Enable mode If checked, Netmiko should enter enable/privileged mode on the device before running the command or applying the configuration block. For the Linux driver, this means root/sudo.
  • Config mode If checked, Netmiko should enter config mode.
  • Fast CLI If checked, Netmiko will disable internal wait states and delays in order to execute the service as fast as possible.
  • Timeout Netmiko internal timeout in seconds to wait for a connection or response before declaring failure.
  • Delay factor Netmiko multiplier used to increase internal delays (defaults to 1). Delay factor is used in the send_command Netmiko method. See here for more explanation.
  • Global delay factor Netmiko multiplier used to increase internal delays (defaults to 1). Global delay factor affects delays beyond Netmiko send_command. Increase this for devices that have trouble buffering and responding quickly. Practical max value is 5.

Connection Parameters

Netmiko Connection Parameters

  • Credentials: Select between:

    • Device Credentials - eNMS will select the most appropriate credential object for each device. If there are multiple credentials available, eNMS will use the Type of Credential and Priority properties as a tie breaker.
    • User Credentials - Use the user's currently logged in credentials to access the device.
    • Custom Credentials - The user provides the credentials below:
  • Custom Username - User provided username.

  • Custom Password - User provided password.

  • Start New Connection: before the service runs, the current cached connection is discarded and a new one is started.

  • Connection Name: If changed to something other than default, the connection will be cached as a separate connection to that same device. This allows for multiple simultaneous "named" connections to a single device, as in this example:

  • Close Connection: Once the service is done running, the current connection will be closed.

Jump on connect Parameters

Jump on connect is designed to allow a second connection after connecting to the original device.

Netmiko Jump On Connect Parameters

  • Jump to remote device on connect If checked, the config items below will be used to connect to the secondary device.
  • Command that jumps to device Command to initiate secondary connection.
  • Expected username prompt Prompt expected when connecting secondary connection.
  • Device username The username to send when the expected username prompt is detected.
  • Expected password prompt Prompt expected when connecting secondary connection.
  • Device password The password to send when the expected password prompt is detected.
  • Expected prompt after login Prompt expected after successfully negotiating a connection.
  • Command to exit device back to original device Command required to exit the secondary connection.


A number of the above colored text fields support variable substitution