cnos_facts – Collect facts from remote devices running Lenovo CNOS

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Collects a base set of device facts from a remote Lenovo device running on CNOS. 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 Choices/Defaults Comments
auth_pass
-
added in 2.6
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
boolean
added in 2.6
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
gather_subset
-
added in 2.6
Default:
"!config"
When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, hardware, config, 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.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against CNOS 10.8.1

Examples

Tasks: The following are examples of using the module cnos_facts.
---
- name: Test cnos Facts
  cnos_facts:

---
# Collect all facts from the device
- cnos_facts:
    gather_subset: all

# Collect only the config and default facts
- cnos_facts:
    gather_subset:
      - config

# Do not collect hardware facts
- cnos_facts:
    gather_subset:
      - "!hardware"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
ansible_net_all_ipv4_addresses
list
when interfaces is configured
All IPv4 addresses configured on the device

ansible_net_all_ipv6_addresses
list
when interfaces is configured
All IPv6 addresses configured on the device

ansible_net_config
string
when config is configured
The current active config from the device

ansible_net_gather_subset
list
always
The list of fact subsets collected from the device

ansible_net_hostname
string
always
The configured hostname of the device

ansible_net_image
string
always
Indicates the active image for the device

ansible_net_interfaces
dictionary
when interfaces is configured
A hash of all interfaces running on the system. This gives information on description, mac address, mtu, speed, duplex and operstatus

ansible_net_memfree_mb
integer
when hardware is configured
The available free memory on the remote device in MB

ansible_net_model
string
always
The model name returned from the Lenovo CNOS device

ansible_net_neighbors
dictionary
when interfaces is configured
The list of LLDP neighbors from the remote device

ansible_net_serialnum
string
always
The serial number of the Lenovo CNOS device

ansible_net_version
string
always
The CNOS operating system version running on the remote device



Status

Authors

  • Anil Kumar Muraleedharan (@amuraleedhar)

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