community.general.lldp module – Get details reported by lldp

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

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 community.general. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.lldp.

Synopsis

  • Reads data out of lldpctl

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • lldpctl

Notes

Note

  • Requires lldpd running and lldp enabled on switches

Examples

# Retrieve switch/port information
 - name: Gather information from lldp
   community.general.lldp:

 - name: Print each switch/port
   ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ lldp[item]['chassis']['name'] }} / {{ lldp[item]['port']['ifname'] }}"
   with_items: "{{ lldp.keys() }}"

# TASK: [Print each switch/port] ***********************************************************
# ok: [10.13.0.22] => (item=eth2) => {"item": "eth2", "msg": "switch1.example.com / Gi0/24"}
# ok: [10.13.0.22] => (item=eth1) => {"item": "eth1", "msg": "switch2.example.com / Gi0/3"}
# ok: [10.13.0.22] => (item=eth0) => {"item": "eth0", "msg": "switch3.example.com / Gi0/3"}

Authors

  • Andy Hill (@andyhky)