ansible.netcommon.net_get – Copy a file from a network device to Ansible Controller

Note

This plugin is part of the ansible.netcommon collection (version 2.5.0).

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 ansible.netcommon.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of ansible.netcommon

Synopsis

  • This module provides functionality to copy file from network device to ansible controller.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Requirements

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

  • scp if using protocol=scp with paramiko

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
dest
string
Default:
["Same filename as specified in I(src). The path will be playbook root or role root directory if playbook is part of a role."]
Specifies the destination file. The path to the destination file can either be the full path on the Ansible control host or a relative path from the playbook or role root directory.
protocol
string
    Choices:
  • scp ←
  • sftp
Protocol used to transfer file.
src
string / required
Specifies the source file. The path to the source file can either be the full path on the network device or a relative path as per path supported by destination network device.

Notes

Note

  • Some devices need specific configurations to be enabled before scp can work These configuration should be pre-configured before using this module e.g ios - ip scp server enable.

  • User privilege to do scp on network device should be pre-configured e.g. ios - need user privilege 15 by default for allowing scp.

  • Default destination of source file.

  • This module is supported on ansible_network_os network platforms. See the Network Platform Options for details.

Examples

- name: copy file from the network device to Ansible controller
  ansible.netcommon.net_get:
    src: running_cfg_ios1.txt

- name: copy file from ios to common location at /tmp
  ansible.netcommon.net_get:
    src: running_cfg_sw1.txt
    dest: /tmp/ios1.txt

Authors

  • Deepak Agrawal (@dagrawal)