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ordnance_config - Manage Ordnance configuration sections

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

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

Options

parameter required default choices comments
after
no
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
no
  • yes
  • no
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
no
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.
commands
no
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.

aliases: commands
config
no
The config argument allows the playbook designer to supply the base configuration to be used to validate configuration changes necessary. If this argument is provided, the module will not download the running-config from the remote node.
defaults
no
  • yes
  • no
This argument specifies whether or not to collect all defaults when getting the remote device running config. When enabled, the module will get the current config by issuing the command show running-config all.
match
no line
  • 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.
multiline_delimiter
no @
This argument is used when pushing a multiline configuration element to the Ordnance router. It specifies the character to use as the delimiting character. This only applies to the configuration action
parents
no
The ordered set of parents that uniquely identify the section 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.
replace
no line
  • 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
no
  • yes
  • no
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
no
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.

Examples

---
# Note: examples below use the following provider dict to handle
#       transport and authentication to the node.
vars:
  cli:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: RouterName
    password: password
    transport: cli

---
- name: configure top level configuration
  ordnance_config:
    lines: hostname {{ inventory_hostname }}
    provider: "{{ cli }}"

- name: configure interface settings
  ordnance_config:
    lines:
      - description test interface
      - ip address 172.31.1.1 255.255.255.0
    parents: interface Ethernet1
    provider: "{{ cli }}"

- name: configure bgp router
  ordnance_config:
    lines:
      - neighbor 1.1.1.1 remote-as 1234
      - network 10.0.0.0/24
    parents: router bgp 65001
    provider: "{{ cli }}"

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
updates
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device
Only when commands is specified. list ['...', '...']
backup_path
The full path to the backup file
when backup is yes string /playbooks/ansible/backup/[email protected]:28:34


Status

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

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