Frequently Asked Questions¶
The following sections provide troubleshooting tips for common problems when using the APIC Python API.
Ensure that you have the correct login credentials and that you have created a MoDirectory MO.
If you have modified the APIC configuration and the new configuration is not active, ensure that you have committed the new configuration using the MoDirectory.commit function.
To use a reserved keyword, from the API, include the _ suffix. In the following example, from is translated to from_:
def __init__(self, parentMoOrDn, from_, to, **creationProps): namingVals = [from_, to] Mo.__init__(self, parentMoOrDn, *namingVals, **creationProps)
If you see a NameError for a module, such as cobra or access, ensure that you have included an import statement in your code such as:
import cobra from cobra.mit import access
Python Path Errors¶
Ensure that your PYTHONPATH variable is set to the correct location. For more information, refer to http://www.python.org. You can use the sys.path.append python function or set PYTHONPATH environment variable to append a directory to your Python path.
Python Version Error¶
The APIC Python API is supported with versions 2.7 and 3.4 of Python.
If you see a WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified, when trying to use the CertSession class, it generally means that you do not have openssl installed on Windows. Please see Installing the Cisco APIC Python SDK
ImportError for cobra.mit.meta.ClassMeta¶
If you see an ImportError: No module named mit.meta when trying to import something from the cobra.model namepsace, ensure that you have the acicobra package installed. Please see Installing the Cisco APIC Python SDK