cisco.ios.ios_service module – Resource module to configure service.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.ios collection (version 9.0.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install cisco.ios.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.ios.ios_service.

New in cisco.ios 4.6.0

Synopsis

  • This module configures and manages service attributes on IOS platforms

Aliases: service

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

dictionary

A dictionary of service configuration

call_home

boolean

Cisco call-home service

Choices:

  • false

  • true

compress_config

boolean

Compress the nvram configuration file

Choices:

  • false

  • true

config

boolean

TFTP load config files

Choices:

  • false

  • true

counters

integer

Control aging of interface counters by setting the maximum counter aging threshold

Default: 0

dhcp

boolean

Enable DHCP server and relay agent

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

disable_ip_fast_frag

boolean

Disable IP particle-based fast fragmentation

Choices:

  • false

  • true

exec_callback

boolean

Enable exec callback

Choices:

  • false

  • true

exec_wait

boolean

Delay EXEC startup on noisy lines

Choices:

  • false

  • true

hide_telnet_addresses

boolean

Hide destination addresses in telnet command

Choices:

  • false

  • true

internal

boolean

Enable/Disable Internal commands

Choices:

  • false

  • true

linenumber

boolean

enable line number banner for each exec

Choices:

  • false

  • true

log

boolean

log backtrace

Choices:

  • false

  • true

log_hidden

boolean

Enable syslog msgs for hidden/internal commands

Choices:

  • false

  • true

nagle

boolean

Enable Nagle’s congestion control algorithm

Choices:

  • false

  • true

old_slip_prompts

boolean

Allow old scripts to operate with slip/ppp

Choices:

  • false

  • true

pad

boolean

Enable PAD commands

Choices:

  • false

  • true

pad_cmns

boolean

Enable PAD over CMNS connections

Choices:

  • false

  • true

pad_from_xot

boolean

Accept XOT to PAD connections

Choices:

  • false

  • true

pad_to_xot

boolean

Allow outgoing PAD over XOT connections

Choices:

  • false

  • true

password_encryption

boolean

Encrypt system passwords

Choices:

  • false

  • true

password_recovery

boolean

Password recovery

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

private_config_encryption

boolean

Enable private config file encryption

Choices:

  • false

  • true

prompt

boolean

Enable mode specific prompt

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

pt_vty_logging

boolean

Log significant VTY-Async events

Choices:

  • false

  • true

scripting

boolean

scripting

Choices:

  • false

  • true

sequence_numbers

boolean

Stamp logger messages with a sequence number

Choices:

  • false

  • true

slave_coredump

boolean

slave-coredump

Choices:

  • false

  • true

slave_log

boolean

Enable log capability of slave IPs

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

tcp_keepalives_in

boolean

Generate keepalives on idle incoming network connections

Choices:

  • false

  • true

tcp_keepalives_out

boolean

Generate keepalives on idle outgoing network connections

Choices:

  • false

  • true

tcp_small_servers

dictionary

TCP small servers are servers (daemons, in Unix parlance) that run in the router which are useful for diagnostics.

enable

boolean

Enable small TCP servers (e.g., ECHO)

Choices:

  • false

  • true

max_servers

integer

Set number of allowable TCP small servers

1 to 2147483647

no_limit

boolean

No limit on number of allowable TCP small servers

Choices:

  • false

  • true

telnet_zeroidle

boolean

Set TCP window 0 when connection is idle

Choices:

  • false

  • true

timestamps

list / elements=dictionary

Timestamp debug/log messages

datetime_options

dictionary

Options for date and time timestamp

localtime

boolean

Use local time zone for timestamps

Choices:

  • false

  • true

msec

boolean

Include milliseconds in timestamp

Choices:

  • false

  • true

show_timezone

boolean

Add time zone information to timestamp

Choices:

  • false

  • true

year

boolean

Include year in timestam

Choices:

  • false

  • true

enable

boolean

Enable timestamp for the choosen message

Choices:

  • false

  • true

msg

string

Timestamp log or debug messages

Choices:

  • "debug"

  • "log"

timestamp

string

Timestamp with date and time or with system uptime

Choices:

  • "datetime"

  • "uptime"

udp_small_servers

dictionary

UDP small servers are servers (daemons, in Unix parlance) that run in the router which are useful for diagnostics.

enable

boolean

Enable small UDP servers (e.g., ECHO)

Choices:

  • false

  • true

max_servers

integer

Set number of allowable UDP small servers

1 to 2147483647

no_limit

boolean

No limit on number of allowable UDP small servers

Choices:

  • false

  • true

unsupported_transceiver

boolean

enable support for third-party transceivers

Choices:

  • false

  • true

running_config

string

This option is used only with state parsed.

The value of this option should be the output received from the IOS device by executing the command show running-config | section ^service|^no service.

The state parsed reads the configuration from running_config option and transforms it into Ansible structured data as per the resource module’s argspec and the value is then returned in the parsed key within the result.

state

string

The state the configuration should be left in.

The module have declaratively similar behavior for replaced and overridden state.

Refer to examples for more details.

Choices:

  • "merged" ← (default)

  • "replaced"

  • "overridden"

  • "deleted"

  • "gathered"

  • "rendered"

  • "parsed"

Notes

Note

Examples

# Using merged

# Before state:
# -------------

# router-ios#show running-config all | section ^service
# service slave-log
# service timestamps debug datetime msec
# service timestamps log datetime msec
# service private-config-encryption
# service prompt config
# service counters max age 0
# service dhcp
# service call-home
# service password-recovery

- name: Merge provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_service:
    config:
      tcp_keepalives_in: true
      tcp_keepalives_out: true
      timestamps:
        - msg: debug
          enable: true
          timestamp: datetime
        - msg: log
          enable: true
          timestamp: datetime
      pad: false
      password_encryption: true
    state: merged

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# before:
#   call_home: true
#   counters: 0
#   dhcp: true
#   password_recovery: true
#   private_config_encryption: true
#   prompt: true
#   slave_log: true
#   timestamps:
#   - datetime_options:
#       msec: true
#     msg: debug
#     timestamp: datetime
#   - datetime_options:
#       msec: true
#     msg: log
#     timestamp: datetime
# commands:
# - service password-encryption
# - service tcp-keepalives-in
# - service tcp-keepalives-out
# after:
#   call_home: true
#   counters: 0
#   dhcp: true
#   password_encryption: true
#   password_recovery: true
#   private_config_encryption: true
#   prompt: true
#   slave_log: true
#   tcp_keepalives_in: true
#   tcp_keepalives_out: true
#   timestamps:
#   - datetime_options:
#       msec: true
#     msg: debug
#     timestamp: datetime
#   - datetime_options:
#       msec: true
#     msg: log
#     timestamp: datetime

# After state:
# ------------

# router-ios#show running-config all | section ^service
# service slave-log
# service tcp-keepalives-in
# service tcp-keepalives-out
# service timestamps debug datetime msec
# service timestamps log datetime msec
# service password-encryption
# service private-config-encryption
# service prompt config
# service counters max age 0
# service dhcp
# service call-home
# service password-recovery

# Using replaced

# Before state:
# -------------

# router-ios#show running-config all | section ^service
# service slave-log
# service tcp-keepalives-in
# service tcp-keepalives-out
# service timestamps debug datetime msec
# service timestamps log datetime msec
# service password-encryption
# service private-config-encryption
# service prompt config
# service counters max age 0
# service dhcp
# service call-home
# service password-recovery

- name: Replaces device configuration of services with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_service:
    config:
      timestamps:
        - msg: log
          enable: true
          timestamp: datetime
          datetime_options:
            localtime: true
            msec: true
            show_timezone: true
            year: true
        - msg: debug
          enable: true
          timestamp: datetime
      pad: false
      password_encryption: true
    state: "replaced"

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# before:
#   call_home: true
#   counters: 0
#   dhcp: true
#   password_encryption: true
#   password_recovery: true
#   private_config_encryption: true
#   prompt: true
#   slave_log: true
#   tcp_keepalives_in: true
#   tcp_keepalives_out: true
#   timestamps:
#   - datetime_options:
#       msec: true
#     msg: debug
#     timestamp: datetime
#   - datetime_options:
#       msec: true
#     msg: log
#     timestamp: datetime
# commands:
# - no service call-home
# - no service tcp-keepalives-in
# - no service tcp-keepalives-out
# - no service timestamps log
# - service timestamps log datetime msec localtime show-timezone year
# - no service timestamps debug
# - service timestamps debug datetime
# after:
#   counters: 0
#   dhcp: true
#   password_encryption: true
#   password_recovery: true
#   private_config_encryption: true
#   prompt: true
#   slave_log: true
#   timestamps:
#   - msg: debug
#     timestamp: datetime
#   - datetime_options:
#       localtime: true
#       msec: true
#       show_timezone: true
#       year: true
#     msg: log
#     timestamp: datetime

# After state:
# ------------

# router-ios#show running-config all | section ^service
# service slave-log
# service timestamps debug datetime
# service timestamps log datetime msec localtime show-timezone year
# service password-encryption
# service private-config-encryption
# service prompt config
# service counters max age 0
# service dhcp
# service password-recovery

# Using Deleted

# Before state:
# -------------

# router-ios#show running-config all | section ^service
# service slave-log
# service timestamps debug datetime
# service timestamps log datetime msec localtime show-timezone year
# service password-encryption
# service private-config-encryption
# service prompt config
# service counters max age 0
# service dhcp
# service password-recovery

- name: "Delete service configuration and restore default configuration for some important service (those with a default value in module)"
  cisco.ios.ios_service:
    state: deleted

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# before:
#   counters: 0
#   dhcp: true
#   password_encryption: true
#   password_recovery: true
#   private_config_encryption: true
#   prompt: true
#   slave_log: true
#   timestamps:
#   - msg: debug
#     timestamp: datetime
#   - datetime_options:
#       localtime: true
#       msec: true
#       show_timezone: true
#       year: true
#     msg: log
#     timestamp: datetime
# commands:
# - no service password-encryption
# - no service timestamps debug
# - no service timestamps log
# after:
#   counters: 0
#   dhcp: true
#   password_recovery: true
#   private_config_encryption: true
#   prompt: true
#   slave_log: true

# After state:
# ------------
#
# router-ios#show running-config all | section ^service
# service slave-log
# service private-config-encryption
# service prompt config
# service counters max age 0
# service dhcp
# service password-recovery

# Using gathered

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# router-ios#show running-config all | section ^service
# service slave-log
# service timestamps debug datetime
# service timestamps log datetime msec localtime show-timezone year
# service password-encryption
# service private-config-encryption
# service prompt config
# service counters max age 0
# service dhcp
# service password-recovery

- name: Gather facts of interfaces
  cisco.ios.ios_service:
    config:
    state: gathered

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# gathered:
#   counters: 0
#   dhcp: true
#   password_encryption: true
#   password_recovery: true
#   private_config_encryption: true
#   prompt: true
#   slave_log: true
#   timestamps:
#   - msg: debug
#     timestamp: datetime
#   - datetime_options:
#       localtime: true
#       msec: true
#       show_timezone: true
#       year: true
#     msg: log
#     timestamp: datetime

# Using rendered

- name: Render the commands for provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_service:
    config:
      timestamps:
        - msg: log
          enable: true
          timestamp: datetime
          datetime_options:
            localtime: true
            msec: true
            show_timezone: true
            year: true
        - msg: debug
          enable: true
          timestamp: datetime
      pad: false
      password_encryption: true
    state: rendered

# ·Task·Output
# -----------
#
# rendered:
# - service dhcp
# - service password-encryption
# - service password-recovery
# - service prompt config
# - service slave-log
# - service timestamps log datetime msec localtime show-timezone year
# - service timestamps debug datetime

# Using parsed

# File: parsed.cfg
# ----------------
#
# no service pad
# service password-encryption
# service tcp-keepalives-in
# service tcp-keepalives-out
# service timestamps debug datetime msec localtime show-timezone year
# service timestamps log datetime msec localtime show-timezone year
# service counters max age 5

- name: Parse the provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_service:
    running_config: "{{ lookup('file', 'parsed.cfg') }}"
    state: parsed

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# parsed:
#   counters: 5
#   dhcp: true
#   password_encryption: true
#   password_recovery: true
#   prompt: true
#   slave_log: true
#   tcp_keepalives_in: true
#   tcp_keepalives_out: true
#   timestamps:
#   - datetime_options:
#       localtime: true
#       msec: true
#       show_timezone: true
#       year: true
#     msg: debug
#     timestamp: datetime
#   - datetime_options:
#       localtime: true
#       msec: true
#       show_timezone: true
#       year: true
#     msg: log
#     timestamp: datetime

Return Values

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

Key

Description

after

dictionary

The resulting configuration after module execution.

Returned: when changed

Sample: "This output will always be in the same format as the module argspec.\n"

before

dictionary

The configuration prior to the module execution.

Returned: when state is merged, replaced, overridden, deleted or purged

Sample: "This output will always be in the same format as the module argspec.\n"

commands

list / elements=string

The set of commands pushed to the remote device.

Returned: when state is merged, replaced, overridden, deleted or purged

Sample: ["no service config", "service tcp-keepalives-in", "service tcp-keepalives-out"]

gathered

list / elements=string

Facts about the network resource gathered from the remote device as structured data.

Returned: when state is gathered

Sample: ["This output will always be in the same format as the module argspec.\n"]

parsed

list / elements=string

The device native config provided in running_config option parsed into structured data as per module argspec.

Returned: when state is parsed

Sample: ["This output will always be in the same format as the module argspec.\n"]

rendered

list / elements=string

The provided configuration in the task rendered in device-native format (offline).

Returned: when state is rendered

Sample: ["service dhcp", "service password-encryption", "service password-recovery", "service prompt config", "service slave-log"]

Authors

  • Ambroise Rosset (@earendilfr)

  • Sagar Paul (@KB-perByte)