iosxr_system – Manage the system attributes on Cisco IOS XR devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of node system attributes on Cisco IOS XR devices. It provides an option to configure host system parameters or remove those parameters from the device active configuration.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • ncclient >= 0.5.3 when using netconf
  • lxml >= 4.1.1 when using netconf

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
domain_name
-
Configure the IP domain name on the remote device to the provided value. Value should be in the dotted name form and will be appended to the hostname to create a fully-qualified domain name.
domain_search
-
Provides the list of domain suffixes to append to the hostname for the purpose of doing name resolution. This argument accepts a list of names and will be reconciled with the current active configuration on the running node.
hostname
-
Configure the device hostname parameter. This option takes an ASCII string value.
lookup_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Provides administrative control for enabling or disabling DNS lookups. When this argument is set to True, lookups are performed and when it is set to False, lookups are not performed.
lookup_source
-
The lookup_source argument provides one or more source interfaces to use for performing DNS lookups. The interface provided in lookup_source must be a valid interface configured on the device.
name_servers
-
The name_serves argument accepts a list of DNS name servers by way of either FQDN or IP address to use to perform name resolution lookups. This argument accepts wither a list of DNS servers See examples.
provider
dictionary
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
For more information please see the Network Guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
host
string / 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.
password
string
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
integer
Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
ssh_keyfile
path
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
integer
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.
username
string
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.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the configuration values in the device's current active configuration. When set to present, the values should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the values should not be in the device active configuration
vrf
-
added in 2.5
VRF name for domain services

Notes

Note

  • This module works with connection network_cli and netconf. See the IOS-XR Platform Options.
  • Tested against IOS XRv 6.1.3
  • name-servers state=absent operation with netconf transport is a success, but with rpc-error. This is due to XR platform issue. Recommended to use ignore_errors option with the task as a workaround.
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the Cisco integration page.

Examples

- name: configure hostname and domain-name (default vrf=default)
  iosxr_system:
    hostname: iosxr01
    domain_name: test.example.com
    domain_search:
      - ansible.com
      - redhat.com
      - cisco.com
- name: remove configuration
  iosxr_system:
    hostname: iosxr01
    domain_name: test.example.com
    domain_search:
      - ansible.com
      - redhat.com
      - cisco.com
    state: absent
- name: configure hostname and domain-name with vrf
  iosxr_system:
    hostname: iosxr01
    vrf: nondefault
    domain_name: test.example.com
    domain_search:
      - ansible.com
      - redhat.com
      - cisco.com
- name: configure DNS lookup sources
  iosxr_system:
    lookup_source: MgmtEth0/0/CPU0/0
    lookup_enabled: True
- name: configure name servers
  iosxr_system:
    name_servers:
      - 8.8.8.8
      - 8.8.4.4

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['hostname iosxr01', 'ip domain-name test.example.com']
xml
list
added in 2.5
always (empty list when no xml rpc to send)
NetConf rpc xml sent to device with transport netconf

Sample:
['<config xmlns:xc="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:base:1.0"> <ip-domain xmlns="http://cisco.com/ns/yang/Cisco-IOS-XR-ip-domain-cfg"> <vrfs> <vrf> <vrf-name>default</vrf-name> <lists> <list xc:operation="merge"> <order>0</order> <list-name>redhat.com</list-name> </list> </lists> </vrf> </vrfs> </ip-domain> </config>']


Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)
  • Kedar Kekan (@kedarX)

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