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ios_banner - Manage multiline banners on Cisco IOS devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This will configure both login and motd banners on remote devices running Cisco IOS. It allows playbooks to add or remote banner text from the active running configuration.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
auth_pass
no none
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
no
  • yes
  • no
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
banner
yes
  • login
  • banner
Specifies which banner that should be configured on the remote device.
provider
no
A dict object containing connection details.
Dictionary object provider
parameter required default choices comments
username
no
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
authorize
no
  • yes
  • no
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
ssh_keyfile
no
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
auth_pass
no none
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
host
yes
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.
timeout
no 10
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.
password
no
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port
no 22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
Specifies whether or not the configuration is present in the current devices active running configuration.
text
no
The banner text that should be present in the remote device running configuration. This argument accepts a multiline string, with no empty lines. Requires state=present.

Examples

- name: configure the login banner
  ios_banner:
    banner: login
    text: |
      this is my login banner
      that contains a multiline
      string
    state: present

- name: remove the motd banner
  ios_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: absent

- name: Configure banner from file
  ios_banner:
    banner:  motd
    text: "{{ lookup('file', './config_partial/raw_banner.cfg') }}"
    state: present

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
commands The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device always list ['banner login', 'this is my login banner', 'that contains a multiline', 'string']


Status

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

Support

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