Today, I released the next version of the Product Database. There are two primary new features: the product replacement options and the new Product Check. The previous Bulk EoL check was removed and replaced by the Product Check. These product replacement options (or product migrations) are created based on the data provided by the Cisco EoX API or using an Excel upload.
Almost a year ago, I start a side project to create a web service that automates End-of-Life (EoL) checks. It targets primarily to equipment from Cisco Systems. My primary intention was to learn Django and some other web technologies. Furthermore, I liked to play with the Cisco API console (more specific the Cisco EoX API).
After I finished the first version, it runs for quite some time in my company. Some months ago, I decided to extend this Project a little bit. The first step was a review of what I’ve done last year. I recognized fast that the code needs some updates…
Today I'll like to give you a brief introduction to a small Web service that I've created earlier this year: the Product Database. The primary functional goal of this Web service was to automate Cisco EoL checks using a central database.