community.network.edgeos_config module – Manage EdgeOS configuration on remote device

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.edgeos_config.

Synopsis

  • This module provides configuration file management of EdgeOS devices. It provides arguments for managing both the configuration file and state of the active configuration. All configuration statements are based on set and delete commands in the device configuration.

  • This is a network module and requires the connection: network_cli in order to work properly.

  • For more information please see the Network Guide.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

backup

boolean

The backup argument will backup the current device’s active configuration to the Ansible control host prior to making any changes. If the backup_options value is not given, the backup file will be located in the backup folder in the playbook root directory or role root directory if the playbook is part of an ansible role. If the directory does not exist, it is created.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

backup_options

dictionary

This is a dict object containing configurable options related to backup file path. The value of this option is read only when backup is set to yes, if backup is set to no this option will be silently ignored.

dir_path

path

This option provides the path ending with directory name in which the backup configuration file will be stored. If the directory does not exist it will be first created and the filename is either the value of filename or default filename as described in filename options description. If the path value is not given in that case a backup directory will be created in the current working directory and backup configuration will be copied in filename within backup directory.

filename

string

The filename to be used to store the backup configuration. If the filename is not given it will be generated based on the hostname, current time and date in format defined by <hostname>_config.<current-date>@<current-time>

comment

string

Allows a commit description to be specified to be included when the configuration is committed. If the configuration is not changed or committed, this argument is ignored.

Default: “configured by edgeos_config”

config

string

The config argument specifies the base configuration to use to compare against the desired configuration. If this value is not specified, the module will automatically retrieve the current active configuration from the remote device.

lines

list / elements=string

The ordered set of configuration lines to be managed and compared with the existing configuration on the remote device.

match

string

The match argument controls the method used to match against the current active configuration. By default, the desired config is matched against the active config and the deltas are loaded. If the match argument is set to none the active configuration is ignored and the configuration is always loaded.

Choices:

  • line ← (default)

  • none

save

boolean

The save argument controls whether or not changes made to the active configuration are saved to disk. This is independent of committing the config. When set to True, the active configuration is saved.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

src

string

The src argument specifies the path to the source config file to load. The source config file can either be in bracket format or set format. The source file can include Jinja2 template variables.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against EdgeOS 1.9.7

  • Setting ANSIBLE_PERSISTENT_COMMAND_TIMEOUT to 30 is recommended since the save command can take longer than the default of 10 seconds on some EdgeOS hardware.

Examples

- name: Configure the remote device
  community.network.edgeos_config:
    lines:
      - set system host-name {{ inventory_hostname }}
      - set service lldp
      - delete service dhcp-server

- name: Backup and load from file
  community.network.edgeos_config:
    src: edgeos.cfg
    backup: yes

- name: Configurable backup path
  community.network.edgeos_config:
    src: edgeos.cfg
    backup: yes
    backup_options:
      filename: backup.cfg
      dir_path: /home/user

Return Values

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

Key

Description

backup_path

string

The full path to the backup file

Returned: when backup is yes

Sample:/playbooks/ansible/backup/edgeos_config.2016-07-16@22:28:34”

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration commands sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [”…”, “…”]

Authors

  • Nathaniel Case (@Qalthos)

  • Sam Doran (@samdoran)