community.network.icx_ping module – Tests reachability using ping from 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_ping.

Synopsis

  • Tests reachability using ping from switch to a remote destination.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

count

integer

Number of packets to send. Default is 1.

dest

string / required

ip-addr | host-name | vrf vrf-name | ipv6 [ ipv6-addr | host-name | vrf vrf-name] (resolvable by switch) of the remote node.

size

integer

Specifies the size of the ICMP data portion of the packet, in bytes. This is the payload and does not include the header. The value can range from 0 to 10000. The default is 16..

source

string

IP address to be used as the origin of the ping packets.

state

string

Determines if the expected result is success or fail.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

timeout

integer

Specifies the time, in milliseconds for which the device waits for a reply from the pinged device. The value can range from 1 to 4294967296. The default is 5000 (5 seconds).

ttl

integer

Specifies the time to live as a maximum number of hops. The value can range from 1 to 255. The default is 64.

vrf

string

Specifies the Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) instance of the device to be pinged.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against ICX 10.1

Examples

- name: Test reachability to 10.10.10.10
  community.network.icx_ping:
    dest: 10.10.10.10

- name: Test reachability to ipv6 address from source with timeout
  community.network.icx_ping:
    dest: ipv6 2001:cdba:0000:0000:0000:0000:3257:9652
    source: 10.1.1.1
    timeout: 100000

- name: Test reachability to 10.1.1.1 through vrf using 5 packets
  community.network.icx_ping:
    dest: 10.1.1.1
    vrf: x.x.x.x
    count: 5

- name: Test unreachability to 10.30.30.30
  community.network.icx_ping:
    dest: 10.40.40.40
    state: absent

- name: Test reachability to ipv4 with ttl and packet size
  community.network.icx_ping:
    dest: 10.10.10.10
    ttl: 20
    size: 500

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

Show the command sent.

Returned: always

Sample: [“ping 10.40.40.40 count 20 source loopback0”, “ping 10.40.40.40”]

packet_loss

string

Percentage of packets lost.

Returned: always

Sample: “0%”

packets_rx

integer

Packets successfully received.

Returned: always

Sample: 20

packets_tx

integer

Packets successfully transmitted.

Returned: always

Sample: 20

rtt

dictionary

Show RTT stats.

Returned: always

Sample: {“avg”: 2, “max”: 8, “min”: 1}

Authors

  • Ruckus Wireless (@Commscope)