It’s been a while since the last netlab release. Most of that time was spent refactoring stuff that you don’t care about, but you might like these features:
- You can run automated lab validation tests with the netlab validate command. I will explain how I use that in BGP labs in a few days.
- If you want to build large leaf-and-spine topologies, you’ll love the fabric plugin.
- The bgp.domain plugin allows you to create topologies with multiple sites using the same BGP AS number.
- The bgp.policy plugin got AS-path prepending.
- bgp.originate plugin can be used to originate BGP IPv4 and IPv6 prefixes.
As always, we also improved the platform support:
--showoption of the netlab connect command implements a consistent cross-device way of executing show commands. You might find it handy if you hate guessing whether to use vtysh or sudo vtysh with Cumulus and FRR containers.
- vptx device supports the vJunosEvolved release 23.2R1-S1.8. Older vJunos Evolved releases no longer work
- You can use bgp.session plugin to configure BFD, BGP timers, and passive BGP for Junos devices (vMX, vSRX, vPTX)
- bgp.session plugin got AS-path manipulation, default route origination, TTL security, passive BGP peers, MD5 passwords, and BGP timers on Cisco NexusOS
- MPLS LDP now works on Nokia SR Linux
- Aruba AOS-CX supports L3VNI (you’ll need release 10.13 to make it work)
- Default FRR release is 9.1.0
To get more details and learn about additional features included in release 1.7.0, read the release notes. To upgrade, execute
pip3 install --upgrade networklab.