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

Note

This module is part of the cisco.ios collection (version 4.0.0).

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 cisco.ios 1.0.0

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.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

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: "@"

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)