ExtremeXOS Applications Environment

ExtremeXOS 21.1 introduces an environment that allows management applications, controllable through a web interface, that communicate directly with other switch management applications.

Applications are management software modules that manage, configure, or monitor specific functions within a switch. The applications leverage existing ExtremeXOS capabilities and protocols to simplify complex tasks. You may download applications to a switch independently from an ExtremeXOS release (see ezServiceablity (File Upload/Download)).

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Application Environment Block Diagram
The HTTP interface is now a Python application based on CherryPy (3.7.0). This environment includes the following previously available interfaces:
  • Web interface (Chalet)
  • SOAP/XML interface
Additionally, the following new capabilities have been introduced with ExtremeXOS 21.1:
  • Service applications.
  • File upload/download (see ezServiceablity (File Upload/Download))
  • JSONRPC—provides a management automation interface (http://www.jsonrpc.org/specification). The JSONRPC implementation supports two methods:
    • CLI method—issues CLI commands to ExtremeXOS show commands and returns JSON data instead of formatted CLI data.
    • Python method—allows the remote system to send inline Python scripts to run on a switch. You can use inline Python scripting to perform complex tasks not available using the ExtremeXOS CLI.
  • Configuration Applications.
  • Application manager—provides the ability to dynamically add management applications at run time. Applications may be developed independently from the ExtremeXOS release cycle.
  • MLAG—works with Chalet web screens and peer switches. It can communicate with peer switches to perform the complex task of setting up and maintaining MLAG configurations.
  • VXLAN—works with Chalet to manage VXLAN configuration coordination across multiple switches.

Supported Platforms

Summit X450-G2, X460-G2, X670-G2, X770, and ExtremeSwitching X620, X440-G2 series switches