ordnance_facts - Collect facts from Ordnance Virtual Routers over SSH

New in version 2.3.


  • Collects a base set of device facts from an Ordnance Virtual router over SSH. This module prepends all of the base network fact keys with ansible_net_<fact>. The facts module will always collect a base set of facts from the device and can enable or disable collection of additional facts.


parameter required default choices comments
no !config
When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, hardware, config, and interfaces. Can specify a list of values to include a larger subset. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected.


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

# Collect all facts from the device
- ordnance_facts:
    gather_subset: all
    provider: "{{ cli }}"

# Collect only the config and default facts
- ordnance_facts:
      - config
    provider: "{{ cli }}"

# Do not collect hardware facts
- ordnance_facts:
      - "!hardware"
    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
All IPv4 addresses configured on the virtual router
when interfaces is configured list
The current active config from the virtual router
when config is configured str
All IPv6 addresses configured on the virtual router
when interfaces is configured list
The list of fact subsets collected from the virtual router
always list
A hash of all interfaces running on the virtual router
when interfaces is configured dict


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

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