ansible.netcommon.restconf_get – Fetch configuration/state data from RESTCONF enabled 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.restconf_get.

New in version 1.0.0: of ansible.netcommon

Synopsis

  • RESTCONF is a standard mechanisms to allow web applications to access the configuration data and state data developed and standardized by the IETF. It is documented in RFC 8040.

  • This module allows the user to fetch configuration and state data from RESTCONF enabled devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
content
string
    Choices:
  • config
  • nonconfig
  • all
The content is a query parameter that controls how descendant nodes of the requested data nodes in path will be processed in the reply. If value is config return only configuration descendant data nodes of value in path. If value is nonconfig return only non-configuration descendant data nodes of value in path. If value is all return all descendant data nodes of value in path
output
string
    Choices:
  • json ←
  • xml
The output of response received.
path
string / required
URI being used to execute API calls.

Examples

- name: get l3vpn services
  ansible.netcommon.restconf_get:
    path: /config/ietf-l3vpn-svc:l3vpn-svc/vpn-services

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
response
dictionary
when the device response is valid JSON
A dictionary representing a JSON-formatted response

Sample:
{ "vpn-services": { "vpn-service": [ { "customer-name": "red", "vpn-id": "blue_vpn1", "vpn-service-topology": "ietf-l3vpn-svc:any-to-any" } ] } }


Authors

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)