cisco.nxos.nxos_banner module – Manage multiline banners on Cisco NXOS devices

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 4.0.1).

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.nxos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.nxos.nxos_banner.

New in cisco.nxos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • This will configure both exec and motd banners on remote devices running Cisco NXOS. It allows playbooks to add or remove banner text from the active running configuration.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

banner

string / required

Specifies which banner that should be configured on the remote device.

Choices:

  • "exec"

  • "motd"

state

string

Specifies whether or not the configuration is present in the current devices active running configuration.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

text

string

The banner text that should be present in the remote device running configuration. This argument accepts a multiline string, with no empty lines. Requires state=present.

Notes

Note

  • Since responses from the device are always read with surrounding whitespaces stripped, tasks that configure banners with preceeding or trailing whitespaces will not be idempotent.

  • Limited Support for Cisco MDS

  • For information on using CLI and NX-API see the :ref:`NXOS Platform Options guide <nxos_platform_options>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the :ref:`Ansible Network Guide <network_guide>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the `Cisco integration page <https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/cisco>`_.

Examples

- name: configure the exec banner
  cisco.nxos.nxos_banner:
    banner: exec
    text: |
      this is my exec banner
      that contains a multiline
      string
    state: present
- name: remove the motd banner
  cisco.nxos.nxos_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: absent
- name: Configure banner from file
  cisco.nxos.nxos_banner:
    banner: motd
    text: "{{ lookup('file', './config_partial/raw_banner.cfg') }}"
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Returned: always

Sample: ["banner exec", "this is my exec banner", "that contains a multiline", "string"]

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)