community.network.enos_config module – Manage Lenovo ENOS configuration sections

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.enos_config.

Synopsis

  • Lenovo ENOS configurations use a simple block indent file syntax for segmenting configuration into sections. This module provides an implementation for working with ENOS configuration sections in a deterministic way.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

admin

boolean

Enters into administration configuration mode for making config changes to the device.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

after

string

The ordered set of commands to append to the end of the command stack if a change needs to be made. Just like with before this allows the playbook designer to append a set of commands to be executed after the command set.

auth_pass

string

Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.

authorize

boolean

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

backup

boolean

This argument will cause the module to create a full backup of the current running-config from the remote device before any changes are made. If the backup_options value is not given, the backup file is written to the backup folder in the playbook root directory. 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>

before

string

The ordered set of commands to push on to the command stack if a change needs to be made. This allows the playbook designer the opportunity to perform configuration commands prior to pushing any changes without affecting how the set of commands are matched against the system.

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 enos_config”

config

string

The module, by default, will connect to the remote device and retrieve the current running-config to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source. There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current running-config for every task in a playbook. The config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuration to use as the base config for comparison.

lines

aliases: commands

string

The ordered set of commands that should be configured in the section. The commands must be the exact same commands as found in the device running-config. Be sure to note the configuration command syntax as some commands are automatically modified by the device config parser.

match

string

Instructs the module on the way to perform the matching of the set of commands against the current device config. If match is set to line, commands are matched line by line. If match is set to strict, command lines are matched with respect to position. If match is set to exact, command lines must be an equal match. Finally, if match is set to none, the module will not attempt to compare the source configuration with the running configuration on the remote device.

Choices:

  • line ← (default)

  • strict

  • exact

  • none

parents

string

The ordered set of parents that uniquely identify the section the commands should be checked against. If the parents argument is omitted, the commands are checked against the set of top level or global commands.

replace

string

Instructs the module on the way to perform the configuration on the device. If the replace argument is set to line then the modified lines are pushed to the device in configuration mode. If the replace argument is set to block then the entire command block is pushed to the device in configuration mode if any line is not correct.

Choices:

  • line ← (default)

  • block

  • config

src

string

Specifies the source path to the file that contains the configuration or configuration template to load. 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. This argument is mutually exclusive with lines, parents.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against ENOS 8.4.1

Examples

- name: Configure top level configuration
  community.network.enos_config:
    "lines: hostname {{ inventory_hostname }}"

- name: Configure interface settings
  community.network.enos_config:
    lines:
      - enable
      - ip ospf enable
    parents: interface ip 13

- name: Load a config from disk and replace the current config
  community.network.enos_config:
    src: config.cfg
    backup: yes

- name: Configurable backup path
  community.network.enos_config:
    src: config.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/enos01.2016-07-16@22:28:34”

updates

list / elements=string

The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device

Returned: Only when lines is specified.

Sample: [”…”, “…”]

Authors

  • Anil Kumar Muraleedharan (@amuraleedhar)