cisco.ios.ios_ntp module – (deprecated, removed after 2024-01-01) Manages core NTP configuration.

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_ntp.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2024-01-01

Why

Updated module released with more functionality.

Alternative

ios_ntp_global

Synopsis

  • Manages core NTP configuration.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

acl

string

ACL for peer/server access restricition.

auth

boolean

Enable NTP authentication. Data type boolean.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

auth_key

string

md5 NTP authentication key of tye 7.

key_id

string

auth_key id. Data type string

logging

boolean

Enable NTP logs. Data type boolean.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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.

server

string

Network address of NTP server.

source_int

string

Source interface for NTP packets.

state

string

Manage the state of the resource.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

vrf

string

VRF configuration for NTP servers

Notes

Note

Examples

# Set new NTP server and source interface
- cisco.ios.ios_ntp:
    server: 10.0.255.10
    source_int: Loopback0
    logging: false
    state: present
# Remove NTP ACL and logging
- cisco.ios.ios_ntp:
    acl: NTP_ACL
    logging: true
    state: absent
# Set NTP authentication
- cisco.ios.ios_ntp:
    key_id: 10
    auth_key: 15435A030726242723273C21181319000A
    auth: true
    state: present
# Set new NTP configuration
- cisco.ios.ios_ntp:
    server: 10.0.255.10
    source_int: Loopback0
    acl: NTP_ACL
    logging: true
    vrf: mgmt
    key_id: 10
    auth_key: 15435A030726242723273C21181319000A
    auth: true
    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

command sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“no ntp server 10.0.255.10”, “no ntp source Loopback0”]

Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2024-01-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Federico Olivieri (@Federico87)

  • Joanie Sylvain (@JoanieAda)