cisco.ios.ios_system module – Module to manage the system attributes.

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_system.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of node system attributes on Cisco IOS devices. It provides an option to configure host system parameters or remove those parameters from the device active configuration.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

domain_name

list / elements=raw

Configure the IP domain name on the remote device to the provided value. Value should be in the dotted name form and will be appended to the hostname to create a fully-qualified domain name.

list / elements=raw

Provides the list of domain suffixes to append to the hostname for the purpose of doing name resolution. This argument accepts a list of names and will be reconciled with the current active configuration on the running node.

hostname

string

Configure the device hostname parameter. This option takes an ASCII string value.

lookup_enabled

boolean

Administrative control for enabling or disabling DNS lookups. When this argument is set to True, lookups are performed and when it is set to False, lookups are not performed.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

lookup_source

string

Provides one or more source interfaces to use for performing DNS lookups. The interface provided in lookup_source must be a valid interface configured on the device.

name_servers

list / elements=raw

List of DNS name servers by IP address to use to perform name resolution lookups. This argument accepts either a list of DNS servers See examples.

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

State of the configuration values in the device’s current active configuration. When set to present, the values should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the values should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure hostname and domain name
  cisco.ios.ios_system:
    hostname: ios01
    domain_name: test.example.com
    domain_search:
    - ansible.com
    - redhat.com
    - cisco.com

- name: remove configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_system:
    state: absent

- name: configure DNS lookup sources
  cisco.ios.ios_system:
    lookup_source: MgmtEth0/0/CPU0/0
    lookup_enabled: yes

- name: configure name servers
  cisco.ios.ios_system:
    name_servers:
    - 8.8.8.8
    - 8.8.4.4

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: [“hostname ios01”, “ip domain name test.example.com”]

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)