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win_ping - A windows version of the classic ping module

New in version 1.7.

Synopsis

  • Checks management connectivity of a windows host.
  • This is NOT ICMP ping, this is just a trivial test module.
  • For non-Windows targets, use the ping module instead.
  • For Network targets, use the net_ping module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data Default:
"pong"
Alternate data to return instead of 'pong'.
If this parameter is set to crash, the module will cause an exception.

Notes

Note

  • For non-Windows targets, use the ping module instead.
  • For Network targets, use the net_ping module instead.

Examples

# Test connectivity to a windows host
# ansible winserver -m win_ping

# Example from an Ansible Playbook
- win_ping:

# Induce an exception to see what happens
- win_ping:
    data: crash

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
ping
string
success
value provided with the data parameter

Sample:
pong


Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as core which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Core Team. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Core Team, see here.

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Chris Church (@cchurch)

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