cisco.ios.ios_banner module – Module to configure multiline banners.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.ios 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.ios.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.ios.ios_banner.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

  • This will configure both login and motd banners on remote devices running Cisco IOS. It allows playbooks to add or remote banner text from the active running configuration.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

banner

string / required

Specifies which banner should be configured on the remote device. In Ansible 2.4 and earlier only login and motd were supported.

Choices:

  • login

  • motd

  • exec

  • incoming

  • slip-ppp

multiline_delimiter

string

Specify the delimiting character than will be used for configuration.

Default: “@”

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

For more information please see the https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/platform_ios.html.


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 ← (default)

  • 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 the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.

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.

state

string

Specifies whether or not the configuration is present in the current devices active running configuration.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

text

string

The banner text that should be present in the remote device running configuration. This argument accepts a multiline string, with no empty lines. Requires state=present.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Configure the login banner
  cisco.ios.ios_banner:
    banner: login
    text: |
      this is my login banner
      that contains a multiline
      string
    state: present

- name: Remove the motd banner
  cisco.ios.ios_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: absent

- name: Configure banner from file
  cisco.ios.ios_banner:
    banner: motd
    text: "{{ lookup('file', './config_partial/raw_banner.cfg') }}"
    state: present

- name: Configure the login banner using delimiter
  cisco.ios.ios_banner:
    banner: login
    multiline_delimiter: x
    text: this is my login banner
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“banner login”, “this is my login banner”, “that contains a multiline”, “string”]

Authors

  • Ricardo Carrillo Cruz (@rcarrillocruz)