netmiko support for Brocade ICX and MLXe

netmiko is a “Multi-vendor library to simplify Paramiko SSH connections to network devices,” written by Kirk Byers. It doesn’t solve all of your pain with dealing with CLI-only network devices, but it tries to at least take away the low-level hassle of setting up a connection, and handling variations with things like enable mode, line-breaks, etc.

I’ve submitted a couple of PRs over the last few days to support Brocade ICX and MLXe devices - #235, #236 and #237. These have now been merged into the master code.

This has not yet had extensive testing. Please try it out, and report any issues.

I’m currently looking at VDX support. Looks like a few oddities around detecting the prompt, and dealing with the banner. Feel free to pitch in!