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aireos_config - Manage Cisco WLC configurations

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • AireOS does not use a block indent file syntax, so there are no sections or parents. This module provides an implementation for working with AireOS configurations 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.
diff_against
no
  • intended
  • running
When using the ansible-playbook --diff command line argument the module can generate diffs against different sources.
When this option is configured as intended, the module will return the diff of the running-config against the configuration provided in the intended_config argument.
When this option is configured as running, the module will return the before and after diff of the running-config with respect to any changes made to the device configuration.
diff_ignore_lines
no
Use this argument to specify one or more lines that should be ignored during the diff. This is used for lines in the configuration that are automatically updated by the system. This argument takes a list of regular expressions or exact line matches.
intended_config
no
The intended_config provides the master configuration that the node should conform to and is used to check the final running-config against. This argument will not modify any settings on the remote device and is strictly used to check the compliance of the current device's configuration against. When specifying this argument, the task should also modify the diff_against value and set it to intended.
lines
no
The ordered set of commands that should be configured. The commands must be the exact same commands as found in the device run-config. Be sure to note the configuration command syntax as some commands are automatically modified by the device config parser.

aliases: commands
match
no line
  • line
  • 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 none, the module will not attempt to compare the source configuration with the running configuration 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.
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.
running_config
no
The module, by default, will connect to the remote device and retrieve the current running-config to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source. There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current running-config for every task in a playbook. The running_config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuration to use as the base config for comparison.

aliases: config
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

- name: configure configuration
  aireos_config:
    lines: sysname testDevice

- name: diff the running-config against a provided config
  aireos_config:
    diff_against: intended
    intended: "{{ lookup('file', 'master.cfg') }}"

- name: load new acl into device
  aireos_config:
    lines:
      - acl create testACL
      - acl rule protocol testACL 1 any
      - acl rule direction testACL 3 in
    before: acl delete testACL

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
backup_path
The full path to the backup file
when backup is yes string /playbooks/ansible/backup/[email protected]:28:34
commands
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device
always list ['hostname foo', 'vlan 1', 'name default']
updates
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device
always list ['hostname foo', 'vlan 1', 'name default']


Status

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

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