community.network.ironware_facts module – Collect facts from devices running Extreme Ironware

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.ironware_facts.

Synopsis

  • Collects a base set of device facts from a remote device that is running Ironware. This module prepends all of the base network fact keys with ansible_net_<fact>. The facts module will always collect a base set of facts from the device and can enable or disable collection of additional facts.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

authorize

boolean

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.7 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes.

For more information please see the IronWare Platform Options guide.


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

gather_subset

string

When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, hardware, config, mpls and interfaces. Can specify a list of values to include a larger subset. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected.

Default: [“!config”, “!mpls”]

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Ironware 5.8e

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

Examples

- name: Collect all facts from the device
  community.network.ironware_facts:
    gather_subset: all

- name: Collect only the config and default facts
  community.network.ironware_facts:
    gather_subset:
      - config

- name: Do not collect hardware facts
  community.network.ironware_facts:
    gather_subset:
      - "!hardware"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

ansible_net_all_ipv4_addresses

list / elements=string

All IPv4 addresses configured on the device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_all_ipv6_addresses

list / elements=string

All IPv6 addresses configured on the device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_config

string

The current active config from the device

Returned: when config is configured

ansible_net_filesystems

list / elements=string

All file system names available on the device

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_gather_subset

list / elements=string

The list of fact subsets collected from the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_interfaces

dictionary

A hash of all interfaces running on the system

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_memfree_mb

integer

The available free memory on the remote device in Mb

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_memtotal_mb

integer

The total memory on the remote device in Mb

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_model

string

The model name returned from the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_mpls_lsps

dictionary

All MPLS LSPs configured on the device

Returned: When LSP is configured

ansible_net_mpls_vll

dictionary

All VLL instances configured on the device

Returned: When MPLS VLL is configured

ansible_net_mpls_vll_local

dictionary

All VLL-LOCAL instances configured on the device

Returned: When MPLS VLL-LOCAL is configured

ansible_net_mpls_vpls

dictionary

All VPLS instances configured on the device

Returned: When MPLS VPLS is configured

ansible_net_neighbors

dictionary

The list of LLDP neighbors from the remote device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_serialnum

string

The serial number of the remote device

Returned: always

ansible_net_version

string

The operating system version running on the remote device

Returned: always

Authors

  • Paul Baker (@paulquack)