Python parser script

We can now use a Python script to parse the LLDP neighbor output from each device and construct a network topology graph from the results. The purpose is to automatically check the device to see whether any of the LLDP neighbors have disappeared due to link failure or other issues. Let's take a look at the cisco_graph_lldp.py file and see how that is done.

We start with the necessary imports of the packages: an empty list that we will populate with tuples of node relationships. We also know that Gi0/0 on the devices are connected to the management network; therefore, we are only searching for Gi0/[1234] as our regular expression pattern in the show LLDP neighbors output:

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