cisco.nxos.nxos_logging_global module – Logging resource module.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 3.1.1).

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_logging_global.

New in version 2.5.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

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

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

dictionary

A dictionary of logging configuration.

console

dictionary

Set console logging parameters.

severity

string

Set severity severity for console.

Choices:

  • emergency

  • alert

  • critical

  • error

  • warning

  • notification

  • informational

  • debugging

state

string

Enable or disable monitor logging.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

event

dictionary

Interface events.

dictionary

UPDOWN and CHANGE messages.

boolean

Default logging configuration used by interfaces not explicitly configured.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

boolean

To enable logging overriding port severity configuration.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

trunk_status

dictionary

TRUNK status messages.

default

boolean

Default logging configuration used by interfaces not explicitly configured.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

enable

boolean

To enable logging overriding port severity configuration.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

facilities

list / elements=dictionary

Facility parameter for syslog messages.

facility

string

Facility name.

severity

string

Set severity severity for console.

Choices:

  • emergency

  • alert

  • critical

  • error

  • warning

  • notification

  • informational

  • debugging

history

dictionary

Modifies severity severity or size for history table.

severity

string

Set severity severity for console.

Choices:

  • emergency

  • alert

  • critical

  • error

  • warning

  • notification

  • informational

  • debugging

size

integer

Set history table size.

hosts

list / elements=dictionary

Enable forwarding to Remote Syslog Servers.

facility

string

Facility to use when forwarding to server.

host

string

Hostname/IPv4/IPv6 address of the Remote Syslog Server.

port

integer

Destination Port when forwarding to remote server.

secure

dictionary

Enable secure connection to remote server.

trustpoint

dictionary

Trustpoint configuration.

client_identity

string

Client Identity certificate for mutual authentication.

Trustpoint to use for client certificate authentication.

severity

string

Set severity severity for console.

Choices:

  • emergency

  • alert

  • critical

  • error

  • warning

  • notification

  • informational

  • debugging

use_vrf

string

Display per-VRF information.

This option is unsupported on MDS switches.

ip

dictionary

IP configuration.

This option is unsupported on MDS switches.

access_list

dictionary

Access-List.

cache

dictionary

Set caching settings.

entries

integer

Maximum number of log entries cached in software.

interval

integer

Log-update interval (in sec).

threshold

integer

Log-update threshold (number of hits)

detailed

boolean

Detailed ACL information.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

include

dictionary

Include additional fields in syslogs.

sgt

boolean

Include source group tag info in syslogs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

logfile

dictionary

Set file logging.

name

string

Logfile name.

persistent_threshold

integer

Set persistent logging utilization alert threshold in percentage.

This option is unsupported on MDS switches.

severity

string

Set severity severity for console.

Choices:

  • emergency

  • alert

  • critical

  • error

  • warning

  • notification

  • informational

  • debugging

size

integer

Enter the logfile size in bytes.

state

string

Enable or disable logfile.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

module

dictionary

Set module(linecard) logging.

severity

string

Set severity severity for console.

Choices:

  • emergency

  • alert

  • critical

  • error

  • warning

  • notification

  • informational

  • debugging

state

string

Enable or disable module logging.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

monitor

dictionary

Set terminal line(monitor) logging severity.

severity

string

Set severity severity for console.

Choices:

  • emergency

  • alert

  • critical

  • error

  • warning

  • notification

  • informational

  • debugging

state

string

Enable or disable monitor logging.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

origin_id

dictionary

Enable origin information for Remote Syslog Server.

hostname

boolean

Use hostname as origin-id of logging messages.

This option is mutually exclusive with ip and string.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

ip

string

Use ip address as origin-id of logging messages.

This option is mutually exclusive with hostname and string.

string

string

Use text string as origin-id of logging messages.

This option is mutually exclusive with hostname and ip.

rate_limit

string

Enable or disable rate limit for log messages.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

rfc_strict

boolean

Set RFC to which messages should compliant.

Syslogs will be compliant to RFC 5424.

This option is unsupported on MDS switches.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

source_interface

string

Enable Source-Interface for Remote Syslog Server.

This option is unsupported on MDS switches.

timestamp

string

Set logging timestamp granularity.

Choices:

  • microseconds

  • milliseconds

  • seconds

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 | include logging.

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 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 on Cisco Nexus Switches.

  • Limited Support for Cisco MDS

  • This module works with connection network_cli and httpapi.

  • Tested against Cisco MDS NX-OS 9.2(2) with connection network_cli.

Examples

# Using merged

# Before state:
# -------------
# nxos-9k-rdo# show running-config | include logging
# nxos-9k-rdo#

- name: Merge the provided configuration with the existing running configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_logging_global:
    config:
      console:
        severity: error
      monitor:
        severity: warning
      ip:
        access_list:
          cache:
            entries: 16384
            interval: 200
            threshold: 5000
      facilities:
        - facility: auth
          severity: critical
        - facility: ospfv3
          severity: alert
        - facility: ftp
          severity: informational
      hosts:
        - host: 203.0.113.100
          severity: alert
          use_vrf: management
        - host: 203.0.113.101
          severity: error
          facility: local6
          use_vrf: default
      origin_id:
        hostname: True

# Task output
# -------------
#  before: {}
#
#  commands:
#    - "logging console 3"
#    - "logging monitor 4"
#    - "logging ip access-list cache entries 16384"
#    - "logging ip access-list cache interval 200"
#    - "logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000"
#    - "logging severity auth 2"
#    - "logging severity ospfv3 1"
#    - "logging severity ftp 6"
#    - "logging server 203.0.113.100 1 use-vrf management"
#    - "logging server 203.0.113.101 3 facility local6 use-vrf default"
#    - "logging origin-id hostname"
#
# after:
#   console:
#      severity: error
#    facilities:
#      - facility: auth
#        severity: critical
#      - facility: ftp
#        severity: informational
#      - facility: ospfv3
#        severity: alert
#    ip:
#      access_list:
#        cache:
#          entries: 16384
#          interval: 200
#          threshold: 5000
#    monitor:
#      severity: warning
#    origin_id:
#      hostname: true
#    hosts:
#      - severity: alert
#        host: 203.0.113.100
#        use_vrf: management
#      - facility: local6
#        severity: error
#        host: 203.0.113.101
#        use_vrf: default

# After state:
# ------------
# nxos-9k-rdo# show running-config | include logging
# logging console 3
# logging monitor 4
# logging ip access-list cache entries 16384
# logging ip access-list cache interval 200
# logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000
# logging severity auth 2
# logging severity ospfv3 1
# logging severity ftp 6
# logging origin-id hostname
# logging server 203.0.113.100 1 use-vrf management
# logging server 203.0.113.101 3 use-vrf default facility local6

# Using replaced

# Before state:
# ------------
# nxos-9k-rdo# show running-config | include logging
# logging console 3
# logging monitor 4
# logging ip access-list cache entries 16384
# logging ip access-list cache interval 200
# logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000
# logging severity auth 2
# logging severity ospfv3 1
# logging severity ftp 6
# logging origin-id hostname
# logging server 203.0.113.100 1 use-vrf management
# logging server 203.0.113.101 3 use-vrf default facility local6

- name: Replace logging configurations with provided config
  cisco.nxos.nxos_logging_global:
    config:
      monitor:
        severity: warning
      ip:
        access_list:
          cache:
            entries: 4096
      facilities:
        - facility: auth
          severity: critical
        - facility: ospfv3
          severity: alert
        - facility: ftp
          severity: informational
      hosts:
        - host: 203.0.113.101
          severity: error
          facility: local6
          use_vrf: default
        - host: 198.51.100.101
          severity: alert
          port: 6538
          use_vrf: management
      origin_id:
        ip: 192.0.2.100
    state: replaced

# Task output
# -------------
# before:
#   console:
#      severity: error
#    facilities:
#      - facility: auth
#        severity: critical
#      - facility: ftp
#        severity: informational
#      - facility: ospfv3
#        severity: alert
#    ip:
#      access_list:
#        cache:
#          entries: 16384
#          interval: 200
#          threshold: 5000
#    monitor:
#      severity: warning
#    origin_id:
#      hostname: true
#    hosts:
#      - severity: alert
#        host: 203.0.113.100
#        use_vrf: management
#      - facility: local6
#        severity: error
#        host: 203.0.113.101
#        use_vrf: default
#
# commands:
#   - "logging console"
#   - "logging ip access-list cache entries 4096"
#   - "no logging ip access-list cache interval 200"
#   - "no logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000"
#   - "no logging origin-id hostname"
#   - "logging origin-id ip 192.0.2.100"
#   - "logging server 198.51.100.101 1 port 6538 use-vrf management"
#   - "no logging server 203.0.113.100 1 use-vrf management"
#
#  after:
#    facilities:
#      - facility: auth
#        severity: critical
#      - facility: ftp
#        severity: informational
#      - facility: ospfv3
#        severity: alert
#    ip:
#      access_list:
#        cache:
#          entries: 4096
#    monitor:
#      severity: warning
#    origin_id:
#      ip: 192.0.2.100
#    hosts:
#      - severity: alert
#        port: 6538
#        host: 198.51.100.101
#        use_vrf: management
#      - facility: local6
#        severity: error
#        host: 203.0.113.101
#        use_vrf: default
#
# After state:
# ------------
# nxos-9k-rdo# show running-config | include logging
# logging monitor 4
# logging ip access-list cache entries 4096
# logging severity auth 2
# logging severity ospfv3 1
# logging severity ftp 6
# logging origin-id ip 192.0.2.100
# logging server 203.0.113.101 3 use-vrf default facility local6
# logging server 198.51.100.101 1 port 6538 use-vrf management

# Using deleted to delete all logging configurations

# Before state:
# ------------
# nxos-9k-rdo# show running-config | include logging
# logging console 3
# logging monitor 4
# logging ip access-list cache entries 16384
# logging ip access-list cache interval 200
# logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000
# logging severity auth 2
# logging severity ospfv3 1
# logging severity ftp 6
# logging origin-id hostname
# logging server 203.0.113.100 1 use-vrf management
# logging server 203.0.113.101 3 use-vrf default facility local6

- name: Delete all logging configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_logging_global:
    state: deleted

# Task output
# -------------
# before:
#   console:
#      severity: error
#    facilities:
#      - facility: auth
#        severity: critical
#      - facility: ftp
#        severity: informational
#      - facility: ospfv3
#        severity: alert
#    ip:
#      access_list:
#        cache:
#          entries: 16384
#          interval: 200
#          threshold: 5000
#    monitor:
#      severity: warning
#    origin_id:
#      hostname: true
#    hosts:
#      - severity: alert
#        host: 203.0.113.100
#        use_vrf: management
#      - facility: local6
#        severity: error
#        host: 203.0.113.101
#        use_vrf: default
#
# commands:
#   - "logging console"
#   - "logging monitor"
#   - "no logging ip access-list cache entries 16384"
#   - "no logging ip access-list cache interval 200"
#   - "no logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000"
#   - "no logging origin-id hostname"
#   - "no logging severity auth 2"
#   - "no logging severity ospfv3 1"
#   - "no logging severity ftp 6"
#   - "no logging server 203.0.113.100 1 use-vrf management"
#   - "no logging server 203.0.113.101 3 facility local6 use-vrf default"
#
# after: {}

# Using rendered

- name: Render platform specific configuration lines with state rendered (without connecting to the device)
  cisco.nxos.nxos_logging_global:
    config:
      console:
        severity: error
      monitor:
        severity: warning
      ip:
        access_list:
          cache:
            entries: 16384
            interval: 200
            threshold: 5000
      facilities:
        - facility: auth
          severity: critical
        - facility: ospfv3
          severity: alert
        - facility: ftp
          severity: informational
      hosts:
        - host: 203.0.113.100
          severity: alert
          use_vrf: management
        - host: 203.0.113.101
          severity: error
          facility: local6
          use_vrf: default
      origin_id:
        hostname: True

# Task Output (redacted)
# -----------------------
#  rendered:
#    - "logging console 3"
#    - "logging monitor 4"
#    - "logging ip access-list cache entries 16384"
#    - "logging ip access-list cache interval 200"
#    - "logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000"
#    - "logging severity auth 2"
#    - "logging severity ospfv3 1"
#    - "logging severity ftp 6"
#    - "logging server 203.0.113.100 1 use-vrf management"
#    - "logging server 203.0.113.101 3 facility local6 use-vrf default"
#    - "logging origin-id hostname"

# Using parsed

# parsed.cfg
# ------------
# logging console 3
# logging monitor 4
# logging ip access-list cache entries 16384
# logging ip access-list cache interval 200
# logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000
# logging severity auth 2
# logging severity ospfv3 1
# logging severity ftp 6
# logging origin-id hostname
# logging server 203.0.113.100 1 use-vrf management
# logging server 203.0.113.101 3 use-vrf default facility local6

- name: Parse externally provided logging configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_logging_global:
    running_config: "{{ lookup('file', './fixtures/parsed.cfg') }}"
    state: parsed

# Task output (redacted)
# -----------------------
# parsed:
#   console:
#      severity: error
#    facilities:
#      - facility: auth
#        severity: critical
#      - facility: ftp
#        severity: informational
#      - facility: ospfv3
#        severity: alert
#    ip:
#      access_list:
#        cache:
#          entries: 16384
#          interval: 200
#          threshold: 5000
#    monitor:
#      severity: warning
#    origin_id:
#      hostname: true
#    hosts:
#      - severity: alert
#        host: 203.0.113.100
#        use_vrf: management
#      - facility: local6
#        severity: error
#        host: 203.0.113.101
#        use_vrf: default

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: [“logging console 3”, “logging monitor 4”, “logging ip access-list cache entries 16384”, “logging ip access-list cache interval 200”, “logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000”]

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: [“logging ip access-list cache entries 4096”, “no logging ip access-list cache interval 200”, “no logging ip access-list cache threshold 5000”, “no logging origin-id hostname”, “logging origin-id ip 192.0.2.100”, “logging server 198.51.100.101 1 port 6538 use-vrf management”]

Authors

  • Nilashish Chakraborty (@NilashishC)