MG-SOFT NETCONF Browser Professional Edition

The future of network management and network configuration is here!


MG-SOFT NetConf Browser Professional Edition is powerful and user-friendly NETCONF client application that lets you retrieve, modify, install and delete the configuration of any NETCONF server device in the network.

The software can load any set of standard or vendor-specific YANG 1.1 (RFC 7950) and YANG 1 (RFC 6020) modules (and YIN 1.1 and YIN 1 modules) and display their contents in a visual manner, where module elements are represented in a hierarchical tree structure, containing nodes on which NETCONF operations can be performed.

NetConf Browser offers an intuitive user interface that lets you easily retrieve the device configuration and state data as well as modify the device configuration via the NETCONF v1.1 (RFC 6241) or NETCONF v1.0 (RFC 4741) protocol operations (get, get-config, lock, unlock, edit-config, copy-config, delete-config, commit, etc.).
The software supports establishing NETCONF sessions over SSHv2 (RFC 4742 and RFC 6242) and TLS v1.2 (RFC 5539 and RFC 7589) secure transport protocols. NetConf Browser also supports NETCONF Call Home (RFC 8071), where a NETCONF server is the peer that initiates a secure connection to NetConf Browser. The application has a built-in certificate manager tool lets you effortlessly generate and manage X.509 digital certificates used for NETCONF over TLS and NETCONF over SSH communication with public key authentication mechanism. NetConf Browser lets you save all device-related parameters, like the device address, NETCONF connection details, supported data model (YANG modules), etc. to a device profile, so one can start quickly managing a specific NETCONF device by selecting the relevant device profile.

MG-SOFT NETCONF Browser Professional Edition Main window
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MG-SOFT NETCONF Browser Professional Edition - Main window

In addition to providing a quick access to common NETCONF operations, NetConf Browser also implements advanced tools, like the RFC 6110-based NETCONF Content Editor and Validator that lets you easily compose any type of NETCONF XML document (e.g., a RPC request, configuration datastore, notification, etc.) and validate it using the DSDL schemas, which are automatically generated from the selected YANG modules (the DSDL schema validation defined in RFC 6110 has been extended to properly support also YANG 1.1 modules). You can edit a NETCONF document either by using the full-fledged XML editor with syntax coloring and auto-complete feature (screen shot) or by using the Visual editor. The latter lets you simply right-click a node in the tree view and add/remove elements and set their values by choosing commands from the context menu (screen shot). Both editors guide you while composing the NETCONF content by offering you to add only those constructs that are valid at the given location in the document. Furthermore, easy-to-understand validation messages let you quickly fix all syntax and semantic inconsistencies before sending the valid XML document to the connected NETCONF server, e.g., to apply a new configuration or perform any other NETCONF operation.

Furthermore, NetConf Browser supports subscribing to and receiving NETCONF notifications (RFC 5277).

NetConf Browser also supports the YANG Library mechanism (RFC 7895) and the NETCONF get-schema operation (RFC 6022) that let it download schema definitions (e.g., YANG and YIN modules) from remote NETCONF servers either automatically or manually.

MG-SOFT NETCONF Browser is compliant with the following IETF's RFC documents: RFC 4741, RFC 4742, RFC 5277, RFC 5539, RFC 6020, RFC 6022, RFC 6110, RFC 6241, RFC 6242, RFC 6243, RFC 6991, RFC 7589, RFC 7895, RFC 7950, RFC 7952 and RFC 8071.

MG-SOFT NETCONF Browser is a Java(TM) application that can be installed and used on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems with Java Runtime Environment version 7.0 (a.k.a. JRE 1.7) or later.

A customer testimonial
"Thank you for the prompt and detailed help.

Picture of Config-Edit to Set Attribute & Delete is excellent.
Successfully deleted VRF with both MG-SOFT & netconf-console.
For sharing, config is copied in below with red highlight.

<edit-config>
<target>
<running/>
</target>
<config>
    <native xmlns="urn:ios">
    <vrf>
      <definition nc:operation="delete" xmlns:nc="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:base:1.0">
        <name>vrf-test1</name>
        <address-family>
          <ipv4/>
          <ipv6/>
        </address-family>
      </definition>
    </vrf>
    </native>
</config>
</edit-config>

Thanks again!"


Howie Wang , Software Engineer
Cisco Systems, U.S.A.