arista.eos.eos_facts module – Collect facts from remote devices running Arista EOS

Note

This module is part of the arista.eos collection (version 6.2.1).

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 arista.eos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: arista.eos.eos_facts.

New in arista.eos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Collects facts from Arista devices running the EOS operating system. This module places the facts gathered in the fact tree keyed by the respective resource name. The facts module will always collect a base set of facts from the device and can enable or disable collection of additional facts.

Aliases: facts

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

available_network_resources

boolean

When ‘True’ a list of network resources for which resource modules are available will be provided.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

gather_network_resources

list / elements=string

When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all and the resources like interfaces, vlans etc. 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. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected. Valid subsets are ‘all’, ‘interfaces’, ‘l2_interfaces’, ‘l3_interfaces’, ‘lacp’, ‘lacp_interfaces’, ‘lag_interfaces’, ‘lldp_global’, ‘lldp_interfaces’, ‘vlans’, ‘acls’.

gather_subset

list / elements=string

When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, hardware, config, legacy, interfaces, and min. 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.

Default: ["min"]

Examples

- name: Gather all legacy facts
- arista.eos.eos_facts:
    gather_subset: all

- name: Gather only the config and default facts
  arista.eos.eos_facts:
    gather_subset:
      - config

- name: Do not gather hardware facts
  arista.eos.eos_facts:
    gather_subset:
      - '!hardware'

- name: Gather legacy and resource facts
  arista.eos.eos_facts:
    gather_subset: all
    gather_network_resources: all

- name: Gather only the interfaces resource facts and no legacy facts
- arista.eos.eos_facts:
    gather_subset:
      - '!all'
      - '!min'
    gather_network_resources:
      - interfaces

- name: Gather all resource facts and minimal legacy facts
  arista.eos.eos_facts:
    gather_subset: min
    gather_network_resources: all

Return Values

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

Key

Description

ansible_net_all_ipv4_addresses

list / elements=string

All IPv4 addresses configured on the device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_all_ipv6_addresses

list / elements=string

All IPv6 addresses configured on the device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_api

string

The name of the transport

Returned: always

ansible_net_config

string

The current active config from the device

Returned: when config is configured

ansible_net_filesystems

list / elements=string

All file system names available on the device

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_fqdn

string

The fully qualified domain name of the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_gather_network_resources

list / elements=string

The list of fact for network resource subsets collected from the device

Returned: when the resource is configured

ansible_net_gather_subset

list / elements=string

The list of fact subsets collected from the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_hostname

string

The configured hostname of the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_image

string

The image file the device is running

Returned: always

ansible_net_interfaces

dictionary

A hash of all interfaces running on the system

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_memfree_mb

integer

The available free memory on the remote device in Mb

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_memtotal_mb

integer

The total memory on the remote device in Mb

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_model

string

The model name returned from the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_neighbors

dictionary

The list of LLDP neighbors from the remote device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_python_version

string

The Python version Ansible controller is using

Returned: always

ansible_net_serialnum

string

The serial number of the remote device

Returned: always

ansible_net_version

string

The operating system version running on the remote device

Returned: always

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)

  • Nathaniel Case (@Qalthos)