ansible.netcommon.net_banner – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manage multiline banners on network devices

Note

This plugin is part of the ansible.netcommon collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install ansible.netcommon.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ansible.netcommon.net_banner.

New in version 1.0.0: of ansible.netcommon

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2022-06-01

Why

Updated modules released with more functionality

Alternative

Use platform-specific “[netos]_banner” module

Synopsis

  • This will configure both login and motd banners on network devices. It allows playbooks to add or remove banner text from the active running configuration.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
banner
string / required
    Choices:
  • login
  • motd
Specifies which banner that should be configured on the remote device.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Specifies whether or not the configuration is present in the current devices active running configuration.
text
string
The banner text that should be present in the remote device running configuration. This argument accepts a multiline string, with no empty lines. Requires state=present.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure the login banner
  ansible.netcommon.net_banner:
    banner: login
    text: |
      this is my login banner
      that contains a multiline
      string
    state: present

- name: remove the motd banner
  ansible.netcommon.net_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: absent

- name: Configure banner from file
  ansible.netcommon.net_banner:
    banner: motd
    text: "{{ lookup('file', './config_partial/raw_banner.cfg') }}"
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always, except for the platforms that use Netconf transport to manage the device.
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['banner login', 'this is my login banner', 'that contains a multiline', 'string']


Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2022-06-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Ricardo Carrillo Cruz (@rcarrillocruz)