Information About XMLIN
The XMLIN tool converts CLI commands to the Network Configuration (NETCONF) protocol format. NETCONF is a network management protocol that provides mechanisms to install, manipulate, and delete the configuration of network devices. It uses XML-based encoding for configuration data and protocol messages. The NX-OS implementation of the NETCONF protocol supports the following protocol operations: <get>, <edit-config>, <close-session>, <kill-session>, and <exec-command>.
The XMLIN tool converts show, EXEC, and configuration commands to corresponding NETCONF <get>, <exec-command>, and <edit-config> requests. You can enter multiple configuration commands into a single NETCONF <edit-config> instance.
The XMLIN tool also converts the output of show commands to XML format.