cisco.nxos.nxos_snapshot module – Manage snapshots of the running states of selected features.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 4.0.0).

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_snapshot.

New in cisco.nxos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Create snapshots of the running states of selected features, add new show commands for snapshot creation, delete and compare existing snapshots.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

action

string / required

Define what snapshot action the module would perform.

Choices:

  • "add"

  • "compare"

  • "create"

  • "delete"

  • "delete_all"

compare_option

string

Snapshot options to be used when action=compare.

Choices:

  • "summary"

  • "ipv4routes"

  • "ipv6routes"

comparison_results_file

string

Name of the file where snapshots comparison will be stored when action=compare.

description

string

Snapshot description to be used when action=create.

element_key1

string

Specify the tags used to distinguish among row entries, to be used when action=add.

element_key2

string

Specify the tags used to distinguish among row entries, to be used when action=add.

path

string

Specify the path of the file where new created snapshot or snapshots comparison will be stored, to be used when action=create and save_snapshot_locally=true or action=compare.

Default: "./"

row_id

string

Specifies the tag of each row entry of the show command’s XML output, to be used when action=add.

save_snapshot_locally

boolean

Specify to locally store a new created snapshot, to be used when action=create.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

section

string

Used to name the show command output, to be used when action=add.

show_command

string

Specify a new show command, to be used when action=add.

snapshot1

string

First snapshot to be used when action=compare.

snapshot2

string

Second snapshot to be used when action=compare.

snapshot_name

string

Snapshot name, to be used when action=create or action=delete.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • transport=cli may cause timeout errors.

  • The element_key1 and element_key2 parameter specify the tags used to distinguish among row entries. In most cases, only the element_key1 parameter needs to specified to be able to distinguish among row entries.

  • action=compare will always store a comparison report on a local file.

  • 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

# Create a snapshot and store it locally
- cisco.nxos.nxos_snapshot:
    action: create
    snapshot_name: test_snapshot
    description: Done with Ansible
    save_snapshot_locally: true
    path: /home/user/snapshots/

# Delete a snapshot
- cisco.nxos.nxos_snapshot:
    action: delete
    snapshot_name: test_snapshot

# Delete all existing snapshots
- cisco.nxos.nxos_snapshot:
    action: delete_all

# Add a show command for snapshots creation
- cisco.nxos.nxos_snapshot:
    section: myshow
    show_command: show ip interface brief
    row_id: ROW_intf
    element_key1: intf-name

# Compare two snapshots
- cisco.nxos.nxos_snapshot:
    action: compare
    snapshot1: pre_snapshot
    snapshot2: post_snapshot
    comparison_results_file: compare_snapshots.txt
    compare_option: summary
    path: ../snapshot_reports/

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: verbose mode

Sample: ["snapshot create post_snapshot Post-snapshot"]

Authors

  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)