cisco.nxos.nxos_rpm module – Install patch or feature rpms on Cisco NX-OS devices.

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_rpm.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • Install software maintenance upgrade (smu) RPMS and 3rd party RPMS on Cisco NX-OS devices.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of RPM/patch definitions.

file_system

string

The remote file system of the device. If omitted, devices that support a file_system parameter will use their default values.

pkg

string / required

Name of the RPM package.

state

string

If the state is present, the rpm will be installed, If the state is absent, it will be removed.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

file_system

string

The remote file system of the device. If omitted, devices that support a file_system parameter will use their default values.

Default: “bootflash”

pkg

string

Name of the RPM package.

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

Starting with Ansible 2.6 we recommend using connection: httpapi for NX-API.

This option will be removed in a release after 2022-06-01.

For more information please see the https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/platform_nxos.html.


A dict object containing connection details.

auth_pass

string

Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.

authorize

boolean

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

host

string

Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.

password

string

Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or nxapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. This value applies to either cli or nxapi. The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task. (cli=22, http=80, https=443).

ssh_keyfile

string

Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for the cli transport. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error. NX-API can be slow to return on long-running commands (sh mac, sh bgp, etc).

transport

string

Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device. The transport argument supports connectivity to the device over cli (ssh) or nxapi.

Choices:

  • cli ← (default)

  • nxapi

use_proxy

boolean

If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

use_ssl

boolean

Configures the transport to use SSL if set to yes only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

username

string

Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate either the CLI login or the nxapi authentication depending on which transport is used. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. If the transport argument is not nxapi, this value is ignored.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

state

string

If the state is present, the rpm will be installed, If the state is absent, it will be removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.0(3)I2(5), 7.0(3)I4(6), 7.0(3)I5(3), 7.0(3)I6(1), 7.0(3)I7(3)

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • For patches, the minimum platform version needed is 7.0(3)I2(5)

  • For feature rpms, the minimum platform version needed is 7.0(3)I6(1)

  • The module manages the entire RPM lifecycle (Add, activate, commit, deactivate, remove)

  • For reload patches, this module is NOT idempotent until the patch is committed.

  • For information on using CLI and NX-API see the NXOS Platform Options guide

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the Cisco integration page.

Examples

- cisco.nxos.nxos_rpm:
    pkg: nxos.sample-n9k_ALL-1.0.0-7.0.3.I7.3.lib32_n9000.rpm

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

commands sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“install add bootflash:nxos.sample-n9k_ALL-1.0.0-7.0.3.I7.3.lib32_n9000.rpm forced”, “install activate nxos.sample-n9k_ALL-1.0.0-7.0.3.I7.3.lib32_n9000 forced”, “install commit nxos.sample-n9k_ALL-1.0.0-7.0.3.I7.3.lib32_n9000”]

Authors

  • Sai Chintalapudi (@saichint)