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junos_rpc - Runs an arbitrary RPC over NetConf on an Juniper JUNOS device

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Sends a request to the remote device running JUNOS to execute the specified RPC using the NetConf transport. The reply is then returned to the playbook in the xml key. If an alternate output format is requested, the reply is transformed to the requested output.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
args
no
The args argument provides a set of arguments for the RPC call and are encoded in the request message. This argument accepts a set of key=value arguments.
output
no xml
The output argument specifies the desired output of the return data. This argument accepts one of xml, text, or json. For json, the JUNOS device must be running a version of software that supports native JSON output.
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.
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.
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.
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. The port value will default to the well known SSH port of 22 (for transport=cli) or port 830 (for transport=netconf) device.
rpc
yes
The rpc argument specifies the RPC call to send to the remote devices to be executed. The RPC Reply message is parsed and the contents are returned to the playbook.

Examples

- name: collect interface information using rpc
  junos_rpc:
    rpc: get-interface-information
    args:
      interface-name: em0
      media: True

- name: get system information
  junos_rpc:
    rpc: get-system-information

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
xml
The xml return string from the rpc request.
always string
output
The rpc rely converted to the output format.
always string
output_lines
The text output split into lines for readability.
always list


Notes

Note

  • This module requires the netconf system service be enabled on the remote device being managed.
  • Tested against vSRX JUNOS version 15.1X49-D15.4, vqfx-10000 JUNOS Version 15.1X53-D60.4.

Status

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

Maintenance Info

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