cisco.ios.ios_ping module – Tests reachability using ping from IOS switch.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.ios collection (version 3.3.1).

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_ping.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

  • Tests reachability using ping from switch to a remote destination.

  • For a general purpose network module, see the net_ping module.

  • For Windows targets, use the win_ping module instead.

  • For targets running Python, use the ping module instead.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

afi

string

Define echo type ip or ipv6.

Choices:

  • ip ← (default)

  • ipv6

count

integer

Number of packets to send.

dest

string / required

The IP Address or hostname (resolvable by switch) of the remote node.

df_bit

boolean

Set the DF bit.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

egress

string

Force egress interface bypassing routing.

ingress

string

LAN source interface for Ingress.

source

string

The source IP Address.

state

string

Determines if the expected result is success or fail.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

timeout

integer

specify timeout interval.

vrf

string

The VRF to use for forwarding.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against IOS 16.4.0.

  • For a general purpose network module, see the net_ping module.

  • For Windows targets, use the win_ping module instead.

  • For targets running Python, use the ping module instead.

Examples

- name: Test reachability to 198.51.100.251 using default vrf
  cisco.ios.ios_ping:
    dest: 198.51.100.251

- name: Test reachability to 198.51.100.252 using prod vrf
  cisco.ios.ios_ping:
    dest: 198.51.100.252
    vrf: prod
    afi: ip

- name: Test un reachability to 198.51.100.253 using default vrf
  cisco.ios.ios_ping:
    dest: 198.51.100.253
    state: absent

- name: Test reachability to 198.51.100.250 using prod vrf and setting count and source
  cisco.ios.ios_ping:
    dest: 198.51.100.250
    source: loopback0
    vrf: prod
    count: 20

- name: Test reachability to 198.51.100.249 using df-bit and size
  cisco.ios.ios_ping:
    dest: 198.51.100.249
    df_bit: true
    size: 1400

- name: Test reachability to ipv6 address
  cisco.ios.ios_ping:
    dest: 2001:db8:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff
    afi: ipv6

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

Show the command sent.

Returned: always

Sample: [“ping vrf prod 198.51.100.251 count 20 source loopback0”]

packet_loss

string

Percentage of packets lost.

Returned: always

Sample: “0%”

packets_rx

integer

Packets successfully received.

Returned: always

Sample: 20

packets_tx

integer

Packets successfully transmitted.

Returned: always

Sample: 20

rtt

dictionary

Show RTT stats.

Returned: always

Sample: {“avg”: 2, “max”: 8, “min”: 1}

Authors

  • Jacob McGill (@jmcgill298)

  • Sagar Paul (@KB-perByte)