We should talk about Cisco ACI and the Python Cobra SDK. Cisco's ACI platform is one of those hot new topics and we are always looking for fresh new examples of how to automate basic tasks inside the ACI platform.
I will not provide examples of how to install the Cobra SDK or any of the Python modules you need. There are plenty of other places on the internet that you can get those instructions from.
First off, lets start off with the absolute basics. Authentication is obviously the first step as we begin out discussion of Cisco ACI.
I have provided a basic auth module that can be imported into any Python SDK program. Its not really all that useful, but it will be easier for me to include code later as these posts will build on each other.