community.network.icx_command module – Run arbitrary commands on remote Ruckus ICX 7000 series 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.icx_command.

Synopsis

  • Sends arbitrary commands to an ICX node and returns the results read from the device. This module includes an argument that will cause the module to wait for a specific condition before returning or timing out if the condition is not met.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

commands

list / elements=string / required

List of commands to send to the remote ICX device over the configured provider. The resulting output from the command is returned. If the wait_for argument is provided, the module is not returned until the condition is satisfied or the number of retries has expired. If a command sent to the device requires answering a prompt, checkall and newline if multiple prompts, it is possible to pass a dict containing command, answer, prompt, check_all and newline.Common answers are ‘y’ or “\r” (carriage return, must be double quotes). See examples.

interval

integer

Configures the interval in seconds to wait between retries of the command. If the command does not pass the specified conditions, the interval indicates how long to wait before trying the command again.

Default: 1

match

string

The match argument is used in conjunction with the wait_for argument to specify the match policy. Valid values are all or any. If the value is set to all then all conditionals in the wait_for must be satisfied. If the value is set to any then only one of the values must be satisfied.

Choices:

  • any

  • all ← (default)

retries

integer

Specifies the number of times a command should by tried before it is considered failed. The command is run on the target device every retry and evaluated against the wait_for conditions.

Default: 10

wait_for

aliases: waitfor

list / elements=string

List of conditions to evaluate against the output of the command. The task will wait for each condition to be true before moving forward. If the conditional is not true within the configured number of retries, the task fails. See examples.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against ICX 10.1

Examples

tasks:
  - name: Run show version on remote devices
    community.network.icx_command:
      commands: show version

  - name: Run show version and check to see if output contains ICX
    community.network.icx_command:
      commands: show version
      wait_for: result[0] contains ICX

  - name: Run multiple commands on remote nodes
    community.network.icx_command:
      commands:
        - show version
        - show interfaces

  - name: Run multiple commands and evaluate the output
    community.network.icx_command:
      commands:
        - show version
        - show interfaces
      wait_for:
        - result[0] contains ICX
        - result[1] contains GigabitEthernet1/1/1
  - name: Run commands that require answering a prompt
    community.network.icx_command:
      commands:
        - command: 'service password-encryption sha1'
          prompt: 'Warning: Moving to higher password-encryption type,.*'
          answer: 'y'
  - name: Run commands that require answering multiple prompt
    community.network.icx_command:
      commands:
        - command: 'username qqq password qqq'
          prompt:
            - 'User already exists. Do you want to modify:.*'
            - 'To modify or remove user, enter current password:'
          answer:
            - 'y'
            - 'qqq\\\r'
          check_all: True
          newline: False

Return Values

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

Key

Description

failed_conditions

list / elements=string

The list of conditionals that have failed

Returned: failed

Sample: [”…”, “…”]

stdout

list / elements=string

The set of responses from the commands

Returned: always apart from low level errors

Sample: [”…”, “…”]

stdout_lines

list / elements=string

The value of stdout split into a list

Returned: always apart from low level errors

Sample: [[”…”, “…”], [”…”], [”…”]]

Authors

  • Ruckus Wireless (@Commscope)