cisco.nso.nso_query – Query data from Cisco NSO.

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.nso collection (version 1.0.3).

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.nso.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.nso.nso_query.

Synopsis

  • This module provides support for querying data from Cisco NSO using XPath.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • Cisco NSO version 3.4 or higher.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
fields
list / elements=string / required
List of fields to select from matching nodes.
password
string / required
NSO password
timeout
integer
Default:
300
JSON-RPC request timeout in seconds
url
string / required
NSO JSON-RPC URL, http://localhost:8080/jsonrpc
username
string / required
NSO username
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When set to true, validates the SSL certificate of NSO when using SSL
xpath
string / required
XPath selection relative to the root.

See Also

See also

Cisco DevNet NSO Sandbox

Provides a reservable pod with NSO, virtual network topology simulated with Cisco CML and a Linux host running Ansible

NSO Developer Resources on DevNet

Documentation for getting started using NSO

NSO Developer Hub

Collaboration community portal for NSO developers

NSO Developer Github

Code for NSO on Github

Examples

- name: QUERY DEVICES DISPLAYING NAME AND DESCRIPTION
  cisco.nso.nso_query:
    url: https://10.10.20.49/jsonrpc
    username: developer
    password: C1sco12345
    xpath: /ncs:devices/device
    fields:
    - name
    - description
  register: nso_query_result

- name: DISPLAY NSO_QUERY RESULT
  debug:
    var: nso_query_result

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
output
list / elements=string
success
Value of matching nodes



Authors

  • Claes Nästén (@cnasten)