ansible.netcommon.net_put module – Copy a file from Ansible Controller to a network device
This module is part of the ansible.netcommon collection (version 2.6.1).
You might already have this collection installed if you are using the
It is not included in
To check whether it is installed, run
ansible-galaxy collection list.
To install it, use:
ansible-galaxy collection install ansible.netcommon.
To use it in a playbook, specify:
New in version 1.0.0: of ansible.netcommon
This module provides functionality to copy file from Ansible controller to network devices.
This module has a corresponding action plugin.
The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.
scp if using protocol=scp with paramiko
Specifies the destination file. The path to destination file can either be the full path or relative path as supported by network_os.
Default: [“Filename from src and at default directory of user shell on network_os.”]
Set the file transfer mode. If mode is set to text then src file will go through Jinja2 template engine to replace any vars if present in the src file. If mode is set to binary then file will be copied as it is to destination device.
Protocol used to transfer file.
Specifies the source file. 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.
Some devices need specific configurations to be enabled before scp can work These configuration should be pre-configured before using this module e.g ios -
ip scp server enable.
User privilege to do scp on network device should be pre-configured e.g. ios - need user privilege 15 by default for allowing scp.
Default destination of source file.
This module is supported on
ansible_network_osnetwork platforms. See the Network Platform Options for details.
- name: copy file from ansible controller to a network device ansible.netcommon.net_put: src: running_cfg_ios1.txt - name: copy file at root dir of flash in slot 3 of sw1(ios) ansible.netcommon.net_put: src: running_cfg_sw1.txt protocol: sftp dest: flash3:/running_cfg_sw1.txt