cisco.iosxr.iosxr_banner module – Manage multiline banners on Cisco IOS XR devices

Note

This module is part of the cisco.iosxr 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.iosxr.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.iosxr.iosxr_banner.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.iosxr

Synopsis

  • This module will configure both exec and motd banners on remote device running Cisco IOS XR. It allows playbooks to add or remove banner text from the running configuration.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • ncclient >= 0.5.3 when using netconf

  • lxml >= 4.1.1 when using netconf

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

banner

string / required

Specifies the type of banner to configure on remote device.

Choices:

  • login

  • motd

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

For more information please see the Network Guide.


A dict object containing connection details.

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.

transport

string

Specifies the type of connection based transport.

Choices:

  • cli ← (default)

  • netconf

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

Existential state of the configuration on the device.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

text

string

Banner text to be configured. Accepts multi line string, without empty lines. When using a multi line string, the first and last characters must be the start and end delimiters for the banner Requires state=present.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure the login banner
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_banner:
    banner: login
    text: |
      @this is my login banner
      that contains a multiline
      [email protected]
    state: present
- name: remove the motd banner
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: absent
- name: Configure banner from file
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_banner:
    banner: motd
    text: "{{ lookup('file', './config_partial/raw_banner.cfg') }}"
    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 sent to device with transport cli

Returned: always (empty list when no commands to send)

Sample: [“banner login”, “@this is my login banner”, “that contains a multiline”, “string@”]

xml

list / elements=string

NetConf rpc xml sent to device with transport netconf

Returned: always (empty list when no xml rpc to send)

Sample: [”\u003cconfig xmlns:xc=\”urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:base:1.0\”\u003e \u003cbanners xmlns=\”http://cisco.com/ns/yang/Cisco-IOS-XR-infra-infra-cfg\”\u003e \u003cbanner xc:operation=\”merge\”\u003e \u003cbanner-name\u003emotd\u003c/banner-name\u003e \u003cbanner-text\u003eAnsible banner example\u003c/banner-text\u003e \u003c/banner\u003e \u003c/banners\u003e \u003c/config\u003e”]

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)

  • Kedar Kekan (@kedarX)