cisco.nxos.nxos_hostname module – Hostname resource module.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 3.0.0).

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.nxos.

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

New in version 2.9.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • This module manages hostname configuration on devices running Cisco NX-OS.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

dictionary

A dictionary of hostname configuration.

hostname

string

Hostname of the device.

running_config

string

This option is used only with state parsed.

The value of this option should be the output received from the NX-OS device by executing the command show running-config | section hostname.

The state parsed reads the configuration from running_config option and transforms it into Ansible structured data as per the resource module’s argspec and the value is then returned in the parsed key within the result.

state

string

The state the configuration should be left in.

The states merged, replaced and overridden have identical behaviour for this module.

Refer to examples for more details.

Choices:

  • merged ← (default)

  • replaced

  • overridden

  • deleted

  • parsed

  • gathered

  • rendered

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NX-OS 9.3.6.

  • This module works with connection network_cli and httpapi.

Examples

# Using merged (replaced, overridden has the same behaviour)

# Before state:
# -------------
# nxos-9k-rdo# show running-config | section ^hostname
# nxos-9k-rdo#

- name: Merge the provided configuration with the existing running configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_hostname:
    config:
      hostname: NXOSv-9k

# Task output
# -------------
# before: {}
#
# commands:
#   - hostname NXOSv-9k
#
# after:
#   hostname: NXOSv-9k

# After state:
# ------------
# nxos-9k-rdo# show running-config | section ^hostname
# hostname NXOSv-9k
#

# Using deleted

# Before state:
# ------------
# nxos-9k-rdo# show running-config | section ^hostname
# hostname NXOSv-9k

- name: Delete hostname from running-config
  cisco.nxos.nxos_hostname:
    state: deleted

# Task output
# -------------
# before:
#   hostname: NXOSv-9k
#
# commands:
#   - no hostname NXOSv-9k
#
# after: {}

# Using gathered

- name: Gather hostname facts using gathered
  cisco.nxos.nxos_hostname:
    state: gathered

# Task output (redacted)
# -----------------------
#  gathered:
#    hostname: NXOSv-9k

# Using rendered

- name: Render platform specific configuration lines (without connecting to the device)
  cisco.nxos.nxos_hostname:
    config:
      hostname: NXOSv-9k

# Task Output (redacted)
# -----------------------
# rendered:
#   - hostname NXOSv-9k

# Using parsed

# parsed.cfg
# ------------
# hostname NXOSv-9k

- name: Parse externally provided hostname config
  cisco.nxos.nxos_hostname:
    running_config: "{{ lookup('file', 'parsed.cfg') }}"
    state: parsed

# Task output (redacted)
# -----------------------
# parsed:
#   hostname: NXOSv-9k

Return Values

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

Key

Description

after

dictionary

The resulting configuration after module execution.

Returned: when changed

Sample: “This output will always be in the same format as the module argspec.\n”

before

dictionary

The configuration prior to the module execution.

Returned: when state is merged, replaced, overridden, deleted or purged

Sample: “This output will always be in the same format as the module argspec.\n”

commands

list / elements=string

The set of commands pushed to the remote device.

Returned: when state is merged, replaced, overridden, deleted or purged

Sample: [“hostname switch01”]

gathered

list / elements=string

Facts about the network resource gathered from the remote device as structured data.

Returned: when state is gathered

Sample: “This output will always be in the same format as the module argspec.\n”

parsed

list / elements=string

The device native config provided in running_config option parsed into structured data as per module argspec.

Returned: when state is parsed

Sample: “This output will always be in the same format as the module argspec.\n”

rendered

list / elements=string

The provided configuration in the task rendered in device-native format (offline).

Returned: when state is rendered

Sample: [“hostname switch01”]

Authors

  • Nilashish Chakraborty (@NilashishC)