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

Note

This module is part of the cisco.ios collection (version 4.3.1).

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 cisco.ios 1.0.0

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=any

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=any

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:

  • false

  • true

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=any

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.

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)