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dellos6_config - Manage Dell EMC Networking OS6 configuration sections

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • OS6 configurations use a simple block indent file syntax for segmenting configuration into sections. This module provides an implementation for working with OS6 configuration sections in a deterministic way.

Parameters

Parameter
Choices/Defaults
Comments
after
The ordered set of commands to append to the end of the command stack if a change needs to be made. Just like with before this allows the playbook designer to append a set of commands to be executed after the command set.
backup
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
This argument will cause the module to create a full backup of the current running-config from the remote device before any changes are made. The backup file is written to the backup folder in the playbook root directory. If the directory does not exist, it is created.
before
The ordered set of commands to push on to the command stack if a change needs to be made. This allows the playbook designer the opportunity to perform configuration commands prior to pushing any changes without affecting how the set of commands are matched against the system.
config
The module, by default, will connect to the remote device and retrieve the current running-config to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source. There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current running-config for every task in a playbook. The config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuration to use as the base config for comparison.
lines
The ordered set of commands that should be configured in the section. The commands must be the exact same commands as found in the device running-config. Be sure to note the configuration command syntax as some commands are automatically modified by the device config parser. This argument is mutually exclusive with src.

aliases: commands
match
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • strict
  • exact
  • none
Instructs the module on the way to perform the matching of the set of commands against the current device config. If match is set to line, commands are matched line by line. If match is set to strict, command lines are matched with respect to position. If match is set to exact, command lines must be an equal match. Finally, if match is set to none, the module will not attempt to compare the source configuration with the running configuration on the remote device.
parents
The ordered set of parents that uniquely identify the section or hierarchy the commands should be checked against. If the parents argument is omitted, the commands are checked against the set of top level or global commands.
provider
A dict object containing connection details.
 
username
User to authenticate the SSH session to the remote device. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
 
host
required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.
 
ssh_keyfile
Path to an ssh key used to authenticate the SSH session to the remote device. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
 
timeout
Default:
10
Specifies idle timeout (in seconds) for the connection. Useful if the console freezes before continuing. For example when saving configurations.
 
password
Password to authenticate the SSH session to the remote device. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
 
port
Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
replace
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • block
Instructs the module on the way to perform the configuration on the device. If the replace argument is set to line then the modified lines are pushed to the device in configuration mode. If the replace argument is set to block then the entire command block is pushed to the device in configuration mode if any line is not correct.
save
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The save argument instructs the module to save the running- config to the startup-config at the conclusion of the module running. If check mode is specified, this argument is ignored.
src
Specifies the source path to the file that contains the configuration or configuration template to load. The path to the source file can either be the full path on the Ansible control host or a relative path from the playbook or role root directory. This argument is mutually exclusive with lines.
update
    Choices:
  • merge ←
  • check
The update argument controls how the configuration statements are processed on the remote device. Valid choices for the update argument are merge and check. When you set this argument to merge, the configuration changes merge with the current device running configuration. When you set this argument to check the configuration updates are determined but not actually configured on the remote device.

Notes

Note

Examples

- dellos6_config:
    lines: ['hostname {{ inventory_hostname }}']

- dellos6_config:
    lines:
      - 10 permit ip 1.1.1.1 any log
      - 20 permit ip 2.2.2.2 any log
      - 30 permit ip 3.3.3.3 any log
      - 40 permit ip 4.4.4.4 any log
      - 50 permit ip  5.5.5.5 any log
    parents: ['ip access-list test']
    before: ['no ip access-list test']
    match: exact

- dellos6_config:
    lines:
      - 10 permit ip 1.1.1.1 any log
      - 20 permit ip 2.2.2.2 any log
      - 30 permit ip 3.3.3.3 any log
      - 40 permit ip 4.4.4.4 any log
    parents: ['ip access-list test']
    before: ['no ip access-list test']
    replace: block

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key
Returned
Description
backup_path
string
when backup is yes
The full path to the backup file

Sample:
/playbooks/ansible/backup/[email protected]:28:34
commands
list
always
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device

Sample:
['interface Te1/0/1', 'no shutdown', 'exit']
saved
bool
When not check_mode.
Returns whether the configuration is saved to the startup configuration or not.

Sample:
True
updates
list
always
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device.

Sample:
['interface Te1/0/1', 'no shutdown', 'exit']


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Author

  • Abirami N(@abirami-n)

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