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

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.4.2).

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 Choices/Defaults 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
Default:
"api.meraki.com"
Hostname for Meraki dashboard.
Can be used to access regional Meraki environments, such as China.
hostname
string
Hostname of network device to search for.

aliases: name
internal_error_retry_time
integer
Default:
60
Number of seconds to retry if server returns an internal server error.
lat
float
Latitude of device's geographic location.
Use negative number for southern hemisphere.

aliases: latitude
lldp_cdp_timespan
integer
Timespan, in seconds, used to query LLDP and CDP information.
Must be less than 1 month.
lng
float
Longitude of device's geographic location.
Use negative number for western hemisphere.

aliases: longitude
model
string
Model of network device to search for.
move_map_marker
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
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.
net_id
string
ID of a network.
net_name
string
Name of a network.

aliases: network
note
string
Informational notes about a device.
Limited to 255 characters.
org_id
string
ID of organization.
org_name
string
Name of organization.

aliases: organization
output_format
string
    Choices:
  • snakecase ←
  • camelcase
Instructs module whether response keys should be snake case (ex. net_id) or camel case (ex. netId).
output_level
string
    Choices:
  • debug
  • normal ←
Set amount of debug output during module execution.
query
string
    Choices:
  • lldp_cdp
  • uplink
Specifies what information should be queried.
rate_limit_retry_time
integer
Default:
165
Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.
serial
string
Serial number of a device to query.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present
  • query ←
Query an organization.
tags
list / elements=string
Space delimited list of tags to assign to device.
timeout
integer
Default:
30
Time to timeout for HTTP requests.
use_https
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will use HTTP. Otherwise it will use HTTPS.
Only useful for internal Meraki developers.
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

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 Returned Description
response
dictionary
info
Data returned from Meraki dashboard.



Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)