community.general.lldp – get details reported by lldp

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

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)