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Containerlab Utilities

netlab clab performs these containerlab-related functions:

  • tarball – creates a tar archive that can be used to recreate the lab in a vanilla containerlab environment without netlab.

netlab clab tarball

The netlab clab tarball command requires a running containerlab lab and clab.yml configuration file in current directory to:

  • Collect device configurations

  • Create a new copy of containerlab configuration file (clab.config.yml) that contains pointers to startup configurations

  • Create a tar archive containing clab.config.yml and related device configurations.

You can use the tar archive created by netlab clab tarball to recreate the lab in a containerlab environment without netlab.

usage: netlab clab tarball [-h] [-v] [-q] [--config [OUTPUT]] [--cleanup] tarball

Create a ready-to-use tarball containing containerlab configuration file and startup

positional arguments:
  tarball            Destination tarball (.tar.gz will be added if needed)

optional arguments:
  -h, --help         show this help message and exit
  -v, --verbose      Verbose logging
  -q, --quiet        Run Ansible playbook and tar with minimum output
  --config [OUTPUT]  Startup configuration directory (default: config)
  --cleanup          Clean up config directory and modified configuration file after
                     creating tarball