cisco.meraki.meraki_syslog module – Manage syslog server settings in the Meraki cloud.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.6.2).

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_syslog.

Synopsis

  • Allows for creation and management of Syslog servers within Meraki.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

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”

internal_error_retry_time

integer

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

Default: 60

net_id

string

ID number of a network.

net_name

aliases: name, network

string

Name of a network.

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)

rate_limit_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.

Default: 165

servers

list / elements=dictionary

List of syslog server settings

host

string

IP address or hostname of Syslog server.

port

integer

Port number Syslog server is listening on.

Default: “514”

roles

list / elements=string

List of applicable Syslog server roles.

Choices can be one of Wireless Event log, Appliance event log, Switch event log, Air Marshal events, Flows, URLs, IDS alerts, Security events

state

string

Query or edit syslog servers

To delete a syslog server, do not include server in list of servers

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • query

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

validate_certs

boolean

Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Changes to existing syslog servers replaces existing configuration. If you need to add to an existing configuration set state to query to gather the existing configuration and then modify or add.

  • 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 syslog configurations on network named MyNet in the YourOrg organization
  meraki_syslog:
    auth_key: abc12345
    status: query
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: MyNet
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add single syslog server with Appliance event log role
  meraki_syslog:
    auth_key: abc12345
    status: query
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: MyNet
    servers:
      - host: 192.0.1.2
        port: 514
        roles:
          - Appliance event log
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add multiple syslog servers
  meraki_syslog:
    auth_key: abc12345
    status: query
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: MyNet
    servers:
      - host: 192.0.1.2
        port: 514
        roles:
          - Appliance event log
      - host: 192.0.1.3
        port: 514
        roles:
          - Appliance event log
          - Flows
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

data

complex

Information about the created or manipulated object.

Returned: info

servers

complex

List of syslog servers.

Returned: info

host

string

Hostname or IP address of syslog server.

Returned: success

Sample: “192.0.1.1”

port

string

Port number for syslog communication.

Returned: success

Sample: 443

roles

list / elements=string

List of roles assigned to syslog server.

Returned: success

Sample: “Wireless event log, URLs”

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)