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aruba_command - Run commands on remote devices running Aruba Mobility Controller

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Sends arbitrary commands to an aruba 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.
  • This module does not support running commands in configuration mode. Please use aruba_config to configure Aruba devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
commands
required
List of commands to send to the remote aruba 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.
interval Default:
1
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.
match
    Choices:
  • any
  • all ←
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.
provider
A dict object containing connection details.
username
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
host
required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout Default:
10
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.
password
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote. device.
retries Default:
10
Specifies the number of retries 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.
wait_for
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.

aliases: waitfor

Examples

tasks:
  - name: run show version on remote devices
    aruba_command:
      commands: show version

  - name: run show version and check to see if output contains Aruba
    aruba_command:
      commands: show version
      wait_for: result[0] contains Aruba

  - name: run multiple commands on remote nodes
    aruba_command:
      commands:
        - show version
        - show interfaces

  - name: run multiple commands and evaluate the output
    aruba_command:
      commands:
        - show version
        - show interfaces
      wait_for:
        - result[0] contains Aruba
        - result[1] contains Loopback0

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
failed_conditions
list
failed
The list of conditionals that have failed

Sample:
['...', '...']
stdout
list
always
The set of responses from the commands

Sample:
['...', '...']
stdout_lines
list
always
The value of stdout split into a list

Sample:
[['...', '...'], ['...'], ['...']]


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Author

  • James Mighion (@jmighion)

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