cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging – Configuration management of system logging services on network devices

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.iosxr collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install cisco.iosxr.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.iosxr

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management configuration of system logging (syslog) on Cisco IOS XR devices.

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
list / elements=dictionary
List of syslog logging configuration definitions.
dest
string
    Choices:
  • host
  • console
  • monitor
  • buffered
  • file
Destination for system logging (syslog) messages.
facility
string
To configure the type of syslog facility in which system logging (syslog) messages are sent to syslog servers Optional config for dest = host
hostnameprefix
string
To append a hostname prefix to system logging (syslog) messages logged to syslog servers. Optional config for dest = host
level
string
    Choices:
  • emergencies
  • alerts
  • critical
  • errors
  • warning
  • notifications
  • informational
  • debugging
Specifies the severity level for the logging.

aliases: severity
name
string
When dest = file name indicates file-name
When dest = host name indicates the host-name or ip-address of syslog server.
size
integer
Size of buffer when dest = buffered. The acceptable value is in the range 307200 to 125000000 bytes. Default 307200
Size of file when dest = file. The acceptable value is in the range 1 to 2097152KB. Default 2 GB
state
string
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
Existential state of the logging configuration on the node.
vrf
string
vrf name when syslog server is configured, dest = host
dest
string
    Choices:
  • host
  • console
  • monitor
  • buffered
  • file
Destination for system logging (syslog) messages.
facility
string
Default:
"local7"
To configure the type of syslog facility in which system logging (syslog) messages are sent to syslog servers Optional config for dest = host
hostnameprefix
string
To append a hostname prefix to system logging (syslog) messages logged to syslog servers. Optional config for dest = host
level
string
    Choices:
  • emergencies
  • alerts
  • critical
  • errors
  • warning
  • notifications
  • informational
  • debugging ←
Specifies the severity level for the logging.

aliases: severity
name
string
When dest = file name indicates file-name
When dest = host name indicates the host-name or ip-address of syslog server.
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
    Choices:
  • cli ←
  • netconf
Specifies the type of connection based transport.
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.
size
integer
Size of buffer when dest = buffered. The acceptable value is in the range 307200 to 125000000 bytes. Default 307200
Size of file when dest = file. The acceptable value is in the range 1 to 2097152KB. Default 2 GB
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Existential state of the logging configuration on the node.
vrf
string
Default:
"default"
vrf name when syslog server is configured, dest = host

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure logging for syslog server host
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    dest: host
    name: 10.10.10.1
    level: critical
    state: present

- name: add hostnameprefix configuration
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    hostnameprefix: host1
    state: absent

- name: add facility configuration
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    facility: local1
    state: present

- name: configure console logging level
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    dest: console
    level: debugging
    state: present

- name: configure monitor logging level
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    dest: monitor
    level: errors
    state: present

- name: configure syslog to a file
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    dest: file
    name: file_name
    size: 2048
    level: errors
    state: present

- name: configure buffered logging with size
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    dest: buffered
    size: 5100000

- name: Configure logging using aggregate
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    aggregate:
    - {dest: console, level: warning}
    - {dest: buffered, size: 4800000}
    - {dest: file, name: file3, size: 2048}
    - {dest: host, name: host3, level: critical}

- name: Delete logging using aggregate
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_logging:
    aggregate:
    - {dest: console, level: warning}
    - {dest: buffered, size: 4800000}
    - {dest: file, name: file3, size: 2048}
    - {dest: host, name: host3, level: critical}
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always (empty list when no commands to send)
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['logging 10.10.10.1 vrf default severity debugging', 'logging facility local7', 'logging hostnameprefix host1', 'logging console critical', 'logging buffered 2097153', 'logging buffered warnings', 'logging monitor errors', 'logging file log_file maxfilesize 1024 severity info']
xml
list / elements=string
always (empty list when no xml rpc to send)
NetConf rpc xml sent to device with transport netconf

Sample:
['<config xmlns:xc="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:base:1.0"> <syslog xmlns="http://cisco.com/ns/yang/Cisco-IOS-XR-infra-syslog-cfg"> <files> <file xc:operation="delete"> <file-name>file1</file-name> <file-log-attributes> <max-file-size>2097152</max-file-size> <severity>2</severity> </file-log-attributes> </file> </files> </syslog> </config>']


Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)

  • Kedar Kekan (@kedarX)