cisco.iosxr.iosxr_facts module – Module to collect facts from remote devices.

Note

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

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

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.iosxr

Synopsis

  • Collects facts from network devices running the iosxr operating system. This module places the facts gathered in the fact tree keyed by the respective resource name. The facts module will always collect a base set of facts from the device and can enable or disable collection of additional facts.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

available_network_resources

boolean

When ‘True’ a list of network resources for which resource modules are available will be provided.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

gather_network_resources

list / elements=string

When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all and the resources like interfaces, lacp etc. Can specify a list of values to include a larger subset. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected. Valid subsets are ‘all’, ‘lacp’, ‘lacp_interfaces’, ‘lldp_global’, ‘lldp_interfaces’, ‘interfaces’, ‘l2_interfaces’, ‘l3_interfaces’, ‘lag_interfaces’, ‘acls’, ‘acl_interfaces’, ‘static_routes’, ‘ospfv2’.

gather_subset

list / elements=string

When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, hardware, config, and interfaces. Can specify a list of values to include a larger subset. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected.

Default: “min”

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.

Notes

Note

Examples

# Gather all facts
- cisco.iosxr.iosxr_facts:
    gather_subset: all
    gather_network_resources: all

# Collect only the config and default facts
- cisco.iosxr.iosxr_facts:
    gather_subset:
    - config

# Do not collect hardware facts
- cisco.iosxr.iosxr_facts:
    gather_subset:
    - '!hardware'

# Collect only the lacp facts
- cisco.iosxr.iosxr_facts:
    gather_subset:
    - '!all'
    - '!min'
    gather_network_resources:
    - lacp

# Do not collect lacp_interfaces facts
- cisco.iosxr.iosxr_facts:
    gather_network_resources:
    - '!lacp_interfaces'

# Collect lacp and minimal default facts
- cisco.iosxr.iosxr_facts:
    gather_subset: min
    gather_network_resources: lacp

# Collect only the interfaces facts
- cisco.iosxr.iosxr_facts:
    gather_subset:
    - '!all'
    - '!min'
    gather_network_resources:
    - interfaces
    - l2_interfaces

Return Values

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

Key

Description

ansible_net_all_ipv4_addresses

list / elements=string

All IPv4 addresses configured on the device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_all_ipv6_addresses

list / elements=string

All IPv6 addresses configured on the device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_api

string

The name of the transport

Returned: always

ansible_net_config

string

The current active config from the device

Returned: when config is configured

ansible_net_filesystems

list / elements=string

All file system names available on the device

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_gather_network_resources

list / elements=string

The list of fact resource subsets collected from the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_gather_subset

list / elements=string

The list of fact subsets collected from the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_hostname

string

The configured hostname of the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_image

string

The image file the device is running

Returned: always

ansible_net_interfaces

dictionary

A hash of all interfaces running on the system

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_memfree_mb

integer

The available free memory on the remote device in Mb

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_memtotal_mb

integer

The total memory on the remote device in Mb

Returned: when hardware is configured

ansible_net_model

string

The model name returned from the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_neighbors

dictionary

The list of LLDP neighbors from the remote device

Returned: when interfaces is configured

ansible_net_python_version

string

The Python version Ansible controller is using

Returned: always

ansible_net_version

string

The operating system version running on the remote device

Returned: always

Authors

  • Ricardo Carrillo Cruz (@rcarrillocruz)

  • Nilashish Chakraborty (@Nilashishc)