community.network.ce_ntp module – Manages core NTP configuration on HUAWEI CloudEngine switches.

Note

This module is part of the community.network collection (version 4.0.1).

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 community.network.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.network.ce_ntp.

Synopsis

  • Manages core NTP configuration on HUAWEI CloudEngine switches.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

is_preferred

string

Makes given NTP server or peer the preferred NTP server or peer for the device.

Choices:

  • enable

  • disable

key_id

string

Authentication key identifier to use with given NTP server or peer.

peer

string

Network address of NTP peer.

server

string

Network address of NTP server.

source_int

string

Local source interface from which NTP messages are sent. Must be fully qualified interface name, i.e. 40GE1/0/22, vlanif10. Interface types, such as 10GE, 40GE, 100GE, Eth-Trunk, LoopBack, MEth, NULL, Tunnel, Vlanif.

state

string

Manage the state of the resource.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

vpn_name

string

Makes the device communicate with the given NTP server or peer over a specific vpn.

Default: “_public_”

Notes

Note

  • This module requires the netconf system service be enabled on the remote device being managed.

  • Recommended connection is netconf.

  • This module also works with local connections for legacy playbooks.

Examples

- name: NTP test
  hosts: cloudengine
  connection: local
  gather_facts: no

  tasks:

  - name: "Set NTP Server with parameters"
    community.network.ce_ntp:
      server: 192.8.2.6
      vpn_name: js
      source_int: vlanif4001
      is_preferred: enable
      key_id: 32

  - name: "Set NTP Peer with parameters"
    community.network.ce_ntp:
      peer: 192.8.2.6
      vpn_name: js
      source_int: vlanif4001
      is_preferred: enable
      key_id: 32

Return Values

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

Key

Description

changed

boolean

check to see if a change was made on the device

Returned: always

Sample: true

end_state

dictionary

k/v pairs of ntp info after module execution

Returned: always

Sample: {“is_preferred”: “enable”, “key_id”: “48”, “server”: “2.2.2.2”, “source_int”: “vlanif4002”, “vpn_name”: “js”}

existing

dictionary

k/v pairs of existing ntp server/peer

Returned: always

Sample: {“is_preferred”: “disable”, “key_id”: “32”, “server”: “2.2.2.2”, “source_int”: “vlanif4002”, “vpn_name”: “js”}

proposed

dictionary

k/v pairs of parameters passed into module

Returned: always

Sample: {“is_preferred”: “enable”, “key_id”: “48”, “server”: “2.2.2.2”, “source_int”: “vlanif4002”, “state”: “present”, “vpn_name”: “js”}

updates

list / elements=string

command sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“ntp server 2.2.2.2 authentication-keyid 48 source-interface vlanif4002 vpn-instance js preferred”]

Authors

  • Zhijin Zhou (@QijunPan)