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ios_system - Manage the system attributes on Cisco IOS devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of node system attributes on Cisco IOS devices. It provides an option to configure host system parameters or remove those parameters from the device active 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.
domain_name
no
Configure the IP domain name on the remote device to the provided value. Value should be in the dotted name form and will be appended to the hostname to create a fully-qualified domain name.
domain_search
no
Provides the list of domain suffixes to append to the hostname for the purpose of doing name resolution. This argument accepts a list of names and will be reconciled with the current active configuration on the running node.
hostname
no
Configure the device hostname parameter. This option takes an ASCII string value.
lookup_enabled
no
  • yes
  • no
Administrative control for enabling or disabling DNS lookups. When this argument is set to True, lookups are performed and when it is set to False, lookups are not performed.
lookup_source
no
Provides one or more source interfaces to use for performing DNS lookups. The interface provided in lookup_source must be a valid interface configured on the device.
name_servers
no
List of DNS name servers by IP address to use to perform name resolution lookups. This argument accepts either a list of DNS servers See examples.
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
State of the configuration values in the device's current active configuration. When set to present, the values should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the values should not be in the device active configuration

Examples

- name: configure hostname and domain name
  ios_system:
    hostname: ios01
    domain_name: test.example.com
    domain-search:
      - ansible.com
      - redhat.com
      - cisco.com

- name: remove configuration
  ios_system:
    state: absent

- name: configure DNS lookup sources
  ios_system:
    lookup_source: MgmtEth0/0/CPU0/0
    lookup_enabled: yes

- name: configure name servers
  ios_system:
    name_servers:
      - 8.8.8.8
      - 8.8.4.4

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 ['hostname ios01', 'ip domain name test.example.com']


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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