cisco.asa.asa_facts module – Collect facts from remote devices running Cisco ASA

Note

This module is part of the cisco.asa collection (version 3.0.0).

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.asa.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.asa.asa_facts.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.asa

Synopsis

  • Collects a base set of device facts from a remote device that is running ASA. This module prepends all of the base network fact keys with ansible_net_<fact>. The facts module will always collect a base set of facts from the device and can enable or disable collection of additional facts.

  • Note, to collects facts from ASA device properly user should elevate the privilege to become.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

authorize

boolean

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes.

For more information please see the Network Guide.


Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

context

string

Specifies which context to target if you are running in the ASA in multiple context mode. Defaults to the current context you login to.

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’, ‘acls’, ‘ogs’.

gather_subset

list / elements=string

When supplied, this argument restricts the facts collected to a given subset.

Possible values for this argument include all, min, hardware, config.

Specify a list of values to include a larger subset.

Use a value with an initial ! to collect all facts except that subset.

Default: “!config”

passwords

boolean

Saves running-config passwords in clear-text when set to True. Defaults to False

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

For more information please see the Network Guide.


A dict object containing connection details.

auth_pass

string

Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.

authorize

boolean

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

host

string

Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.

password

string

Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.

ssh_keyfile

path

Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

timeout

integer

Specifies idle timeout in seconds for the connection, in seconds. Useful if the console freezes before continuing. For example when saving configurations.

username

string

Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against asa 9.10(1)11

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

Examples

- name: Gather all legacy facts
  cisco.asa.asa_facts:
    gather_subset: all

- name: Gather only the config and default facts
  cisco.asa.asa_facts:
    gather_subset:
    - config

- name: Do not gather hardware facts
  cisco.asa.asa_facts:
    gather_subset:
    - '!hardware'

- name: Gather legacy and resource facts
  cisco.asa.asa_facts:
    gather_subset: all

Return Values

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

Key

Description

ansible_net_api

string

The name of the transport

Returned: always

ansible_net_asatype

string

The operating system type (Cisco ASA) running on the remote device.

Returned: always

ansible_net_config

string

The current active config from the device

Returned: when config is configured

ansible_net_device_mgr_version

string

The Device manager version running on the remote device.

Returned: always

ansible_net_filesystems

list / elements=string

All file system names available on the device

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_filesystems_info

dictionary

A hash of all file systems containing info about each file system (e.g. free and total space)

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_firepower_version

string

The Firepower operating system version running on the remote device.

Returned: always

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_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_memused_mb

integer

The used 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_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_stacked_models

list / elements=string

The model names of each device in the stack

Returned: when multiple devices are configured in a stack

ansible_net_stacked_serialnums

list / elements=string

The serial numbers of each device in the stack

Returned: when multiple devices are configured in a stack

ansible_net_version

string

The operating system version running on the remote device

Returned: always

Authors

  • Sumit Jaiswal (@justjais)