cisco.meraki.meraki_device module – Manage devices in the Meraki cloud

Note

This module is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.11.0).

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.meraki.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.meraki.meraki_device.

Synopsis

  • Visibility into devices associated to a Meraki environment.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

address

string

Postal address of device’s location.

auth_key

string / required

Authentication key provided by the dashboard. Required if environmental variable MERAKI_KEY is not set.

host

string

Hostname for Meraki dashboard.

Can be used to access regional Meraki environments, such as China.

Default: "api.meraki.com"

hostname

aliases: name

string

Hostname of network device to search for.

internal_error_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if server returns an internal server error.

Default: 60

lat

aliases: latitude

float

Latitude of device’s geographic location.

Use negative number for southern hemisphere.

lldp_cdp_timespan

integer

Timespan, in seconds, used to query LLDP and CDP information.

Must be less than 1 month.

lng

aliases: longitude

float

Longitude of device’s geographic location.

Use negative number for western hemisphere.

model

string

Model of network device to search for.

move_map_marker

boolean

Whether or not to set the latitude and longitude of a device based on the new address.

Only applies when lat and lng are not specified.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

net_id

string

ID of a network.

net_name

aliases: network

string

Name of a network.

note

string

Informational notes about a device.

Limited to 255 characters.

org_id

string

ID of organization.

org_name

aliases: organization

string

Name of organization.

output_format

string

Instructs module whether response keys should be snake case (ex. net_id) or camel case (ex. netId).

Choices:

  • "snakecase" ← (default)

  • "camelcase"

output_level

string

Set amount of debug output during module execution.

Choices:

  • "debug"

  • "normal" ← (default)

query

string

Specifies what information should be queried.

Choices:

  • "lldp_cdp"

  • "uplink"

rate_limit_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.

Default: 165

serial

string

Serial number of a device to query.

state

string

Query an organization.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present"

  • "query" ← (default)

tags

list / elements=string

Space delimited list of tags to assign to device.

timeout

integer

Time to timeout for HTTP requests.

Default: 30

use_https

boolean

If no, it will use HTTP. Otherwise it will use HTTPS.

Only useful for internal Meraki developers.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

use_proxy

boolean

If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

validate_certs

boolean

Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • This module does not support claiming of devices or licenses into a Meraki organization.

  • More information about the Meraki API can be found at https://dashboard.meraki.com/api_docs.

  • Some of the options are likely only used for developers within Meraki.

  • More information about the Meraki API can be found at https://dashboard.meraki.com/api_docs.

  • Some of the options are likely only used for developers within Meraki.

  • As of Ansible 2.9, Meraki modules output keys as snake case. To use camel case, set the ANSIBLE_MERAKI_FORMAT environment variable to camelcase.

  • Ansible’s Meraki modules will stop supporting camel case output in Ansible 2.13. Please update your playbooks.

  • Check Mode downloads the current configuration from the dashboard, then compares changes against this download. Check Mode will report changed if there are differences in the configurations, but does not submit changes to the API for validation of change.

Examples

- name: Query all devices in an organization.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query all devices in a network.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query a device by serial number.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    serial: ABC-123
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Lookup uplink information about a device.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    serial_uplink: ABC-123
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Lookup LLDP and CDP information about devices connected to specified device.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    serial_lldp_cdp: ABC-123
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Lookup a device by hostname.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    hostname: main-switch
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query all devices of a specific model.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc123
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    model: MR26
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update information about a device.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc123
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    state: present
    serial: '{{serial}}'
    name: mr26
    address: 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL
    lat: 41.948038
    lng: -87.65568
    tags: recently-added
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Claim a device into a network.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc123
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    serial: ABC-123
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a device from a network.
  meraki_device:
    auth_key: abc123
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    serial: ABC-123
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

response

dictionary

Data returned from Meraki dashboard.

Returned: info

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)