community.network.ftd_install module – Installs FTD pkg image on the firewall

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.ftd_install.

Synopsis

  • Provisioning module for FTD devices that installs ROMMON image (if needed) and FTD pkg image on the firewall.

  • Can be used with httpapi and local connection types. The httpapi is preferred, the local connection should be used only when the device cannot be accessed via REST API.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.5

  • firepower-kickstart

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

console_ip

string / required

IP address of a terminal server.

Used to set up an SSH connection with device’s console port through the terminal server.

console_password

string / required

Password to login on a terminal server.

console_port

string / required

Device’s port on a terminal server.

console_username

string / required

Username to login on a terminal server.

device_gateway

string

Device gateway of management interface.

If not specified and connection is ‘httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the existing value via REST API.

For ‘local’ connection type, this parameter is mandatory.

device_hostname

string / required

Hostname of the device as appears in the prompt (e.g., ‘firepower-5516’).

device_ip

string

Device IP address of management interface.

If not specified and connection is ‘httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the existing value via REST API.

For ‘local’ connection type, this parameter is mandatory.

device_model

string

Platform model of the device (e.g., ‘Cisco ASA5506-X Threat Defense’).

If not specified and connection is ‘httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the device model via REST API.

For ‘local’ connection type, this parameter is mandatory.

Choices:

  • Cisco ASA5506-X Threat Defense

  • Cisco ASA5508-X Threat Defense

  • Cisco ASA5516-X Threat Defense

  • Cisco Firepower 2110 Threat Defense

  • Cisco Firepower 2120 Threat Defense

  • Cisco Firepower 2130 Threat Defense

  • Cisco Firepower 2140 Threat Defense

device_netmask

string

Device netmask of management interface.

If not specified and connection is ‘httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the existing value via REST API.

For ‘local’ connection type, this parameter is mandatory.

device_new_password

string

New device password to set after image installation.

If not specified, current password from device_password property is reused.

Not applicable for ASA5500-X series devices.

device_password

string / required

Password to login on the device.

device_sudo_password

string

Root password for the device. If not specified, device_password is used.

device_username

string

Username to login on the device.

Defaulted to ‘admin’ if not specified.

Default: “admin”

dns_server

string

DNS IP address of management interface.

If not specified and connection is ‘httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the existing value via REST API.

For ‘local’ connection type, this parameter is mandatory.

force_install

boolean

Forces the FTD image to be installed even when the same version is already installed on the firewall.

By default, the module stops execution when the target version is installed in the device.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

image_file_location

string / required

Path to the FTD pkg image on the server to be downloaded.

FTP, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, or HTTP protocols are usually supported, but may depend on the device model.

image_version

string / required

Version of FTD image to be installed.

Helps to compare target and current FTD versions to prevent unnecessary reinstalls.

rommon_file_location

string / required

Path to the boot (ROMMON) image on TFTP server.

Only TFTP is supported.

search_domains

string

Search domains delimited by comma.

Defaulted to ‘cisco.com’ if not specified.

Default: “cisco.com”

Notes

Note

  • Requires firepower-kickstart library that should be installed separately and requires Python >= 3.5.

  • On localhost, Ansible can be still run with Python >= 2.7, but the interpreter for this particular module must be Python >= 3.5.

  • Python interpreter for the module can overwritten in ansible_python_interpreter variable.

Examples

- name: Install image v6.3.0 on FTD 5516
  community.network.ftd_install:
    device_hostname: firepower
    device_password: pass
    device_ip: 192.168.0.1
    device_netmask: 255.255.255.0
    device_gateway: 192.168.0.254
    dns_server: 8.8.8.8

    console_ip: 10.89.0.0
    console_port: 2004
    console_username: console_user
    console_password: console_pass

    rommon_file_location: 'tftp://10.89.0.11/installers/ftd-boot-9.10.1.3.lfbff'
    image_file_location: 'https://10.89.0.11/installers/ftd-6.3.0-83.pkg'
    image_version: 6.3.0-83

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

The message saying whether the image was installed or explaining why the installation failed.

Returned: always

Authors

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (@annikulin)