community.network.edgeos_facts – Collect facts from remote devices running EdgeOS

Note

This plugin is part of the community.network 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 community.network.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.network.edgeos_facts.

Synopsis

  • Collects a base set of device facts from a remote device that is running EdgeOS. This module prepends all of the base network fact keys with ansible_net_<fact>. The facts module will always collect a base set of facts from the device and can enable or disable collection of additional facts.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
gather_subset
string
Default:
"!config"
When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, default, config, and neighbors. Can specify a list of values to include a larger subset. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against EdgeOS 1.9.7

Examples

- name: Collect all facts from the device
  community.network.edgeos_facts:
    gather_subset: all

- name: Collect only the config and default facts
  community.network.edgeos_facts:
    gather_subset: config

- name: Collect everything exception the config
  community.network.edgeos_facts:
    gather_subset: "!config"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
ansible_net_commits
list / elements=string
when present
The set of available configuration revisions

ansible_net_config
string
when config is configured
The running-config from the device

ansible_net_gather_subset
list / elements=string
always
The list of subsets gathered by the module

ansible_net_hostname
string
always
The configured system hostname

ansible_net_model
string
always
The device model string

ansible_net_neighbors
list / elements=string
when interface is configured
The set of LLDP neighbors

ansible_net_serialnum
string
always
The serial number of the device

ansible_net_version
string
always
The version of the software running



Authors

  • Nathaniel Case (@Qalthos)

  • Sam Doran (@samdoran)