cisco.aci.aci_config_rollback module – Provides rollback and rollback preview functionality (config:ImportP)

Note

This module is part of the cisco.aci collection (version 2.3.0).

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 cisco.aci.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.aci.aci_config_rollback.

Synopsis

  • Provides rollback and rollback preview functionality for Cisco ACI fabrics.

  • Config Rollbacks are done using snapshots aci_snapshot with the configImportP class.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

annotation

string

User-defined string for annotating an object.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_ANNOTATION will be used instead.

If the value is not specified in the task and environment variable ACI_ANNOTATION then the default value will be used.

Default: "orchestrator:ansible"

certificate_name

aliases: cert_name

string

The X.509 certificate name attached to the APIC AAA user used for signature-based authentication.

If a private_key filename was provided, this defaults to the private_key basename, without extension.

If PEM-formatted content was provided for private_key, this defaults to the username value.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_CERTIFICATE_NAME will be used instead.

compare_export_policy

string

The export policy that the compare_snapshot is associated to.

compare_snapshot

string

The name of the snapshot to compare with snapshot.

description

aliases: descr

string

The description for the Import Policy.

export_policy

string

The export policy that the snapshot is associated to.

fail_on_decrypt

boolean

Determines if the APIC should fail the rollback if unable to decrypt secured data.

The APIC defaults to yes when unset.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

host

aliases: hostname

string / required

IP Address or hostname of APIC resolvable by Ansible control host.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_HOST will be used instead.

import_mode

string

Determines how the import should be handled by the APIC.

The APIC defaults to atomic when unset.

Choices:

  • "atomic"

  • "best-effort"

import_policy

string

The name of the Import Policy to use for config rollback.

import_type

string

Determines how the current and snapshot configuration should be compared for replacement.

The APIC defaults to replace when unset.

Choices:

  • "merge"

  • "replace"

output_level

string

Influence the output of this ACI module.

normal means the standard output, incl. current dict

info adds informational output, incl. previous, proposed and sent dicts

debug adds debugging output, incl. filter_string, method, response, status and url information

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_OUTPUT_LEVEL will be used instead.

Choices:

  • "debug"

  • "info"

  • "normal" ← (default)

output_path

string

Path to a file that will be used to dump the ACI JSON configuration objects generated by the module.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_OUTPUT_PATH will be used instead.

password

string

The password to use for authentication.

This option is mutual exclusive with private_key. If private_key is provided too, it will be used instead.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variables ACI_PASSWORD or ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Port number to be used for REST connection.

The default value depends on parameter use_ssl.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_PORT will be used instead.

private_key

aliases: cert_key

string

Either a PEM-formatted private key file or the private key content used for signature-based authentication.

This value also influences the default certificate_name that is used.

This option is mutual exclusive with password. If password is provided too, it will be ignored.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_PRIVATE_KEY or ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

snapshot

string / required

The name of the snapshot to rollback to, or the base snapshot to use for comparison.

The aci_snapshot module can be used to query the list of available snapshots.

state

string

Use preview for previewing the diff between two snapshots.

Use rollback for reverting the configuration to a previous snapshot.

Choices:

  • "preview"

  • "rollback" ← (default)

timeout

integer

The socket level timeout in seconds.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_TIMEOUT will be used instead.

Default: 30

use_proxy

boolean

If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_USE_PROXY will be used instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

use_ssl

boolean

If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_USE_SSL will be used instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

username

aliases: user

string

The username to use for authentication.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variables ACI_USERNAME or ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

Default: "admin"

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only set to no when used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

See Also

See also

cisco.aci.aci_config_snapshot

The official documentation on the cisco.aci.aci_config_snapshot module.

APIC Management Information Model reference

More information about the internal APIC class config:ImportP.

Cisco ACI Guide

Detailed information on how to manage your ACI infrastructure using Ansible.

Developing Cisco ACI modules

Detailed guide on how to write your own Cisco ACI modules to contribute.

Examples

---
- name: Create a Snapshot
  cisco.aci.aci_config_snapshot:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    export_policy: config_backup
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query Existing Snapshots
  cisco.aci.aci_config_snapshot:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    export_policy: config_backup
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Compare Snapshot Files
  cisco.aci.aci_config_rollback:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    export_policy: config_backup
    snapshot: run-2017-08-28T06-24-01
    compare_export_policy: config_backup
    compare_snapshot: run-2017-08-27T23-43-56
    state: preview
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Rollback Configuration
  cisco.aci.aci_config_rollback:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    import_policy: rollback_config
    export_policy: config_backup
    snapshot: run-2017-08-28T06-24-01
    state: rollback
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Rollback Configuration
  cisco.aci.aci_config_rollback:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    import_policy: rollback_config
    export_policy: config_backup
    snapshot: run-2017-08-28T06-24-01
    description: Rollback 8-27 changes
    import_mode: atomic
    import_type: replace
    fail_on_decrypt: yes
    state: rollback
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

error

dictionary

The error information as returned from the APIC

Returned: failure

Sample: {"code": "122", "text": "unknown managed object class foo"}

filter_string

string

The filter string used for the request

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: "?rsp-prop-include=config-only"

method

string

The HTTP method used for the request to the APIC

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: "POST"

preview

string

A preview between two snapshots

Returned: when state is preview

raw

string

The raw output returned by the APIC REST API (xml or json)

Returned: parse error

Sample: "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?><imdata totalCount=\"1\"><error code=\"122\" text=\"unknown managed object class foo\"/></imdata>"

response

string

The HTTP response from the APIC

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: "OK (30 bytes)"

status

integer

The HTTP status from the APIC

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: 200

url

string

The HTTP url used for the request to the APIC

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: "https://10.11.12.13/api/mo/uni/tn-production.json"

Authors

  • Jacob McGill (@jmcgill298)