community.network.exos_facts – Collect facts from devices running Extreme EXOS

Note

This plugin is part of the community.network collection (version 3.0.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • Collects a base set of device facts from a remote device that is running EXOS. 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_network_resources
list / elements=string
When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all and the resources like interfaces, vlans etc. 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. Valid subsets are 'all', 'lldp_global'.
gather_subset
list / elements=string
Default:
["!config"]
When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, hardware, config, and interfaces. 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 EXOS 22.5.1.7

Examples

- name:  Gather all legacy facts
  community.network.exos_facts:
    gather_subset: all

- name: Gather only the config and default facts
  community.network.exos_facts:
    gather_subset: config

- name: Do not gather hardware facts
  community.network.exos_facts:
    gather_subset: "!hardware"

- name: Gather legacy and resource facts
  community.network.exos_facts:
    gather_subset: all
    gather_network_resources: all

- name: Gather only the lldp global resource facts and no legacy facts
  community.network.exos_facts:
    gather_subset:
      - '!all'
      - '!min'
    gather_network_resource:
      - lldp_global

- name: Gather lldp global resource and minimal legacy facts
  community.network.exos_facts:
    gather_subset: min
    gather_network_resource: lldp_global

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
ansible_net_all_ipv4_addresses
list / elements=string
when interfaces is configured
All IPv4 addresses configured on the device

ansible_net_all_ipv6_addresses
list / elements=string
when interfaces is configured
All Primary IPv6 addresses configured on the device

ansible_net_config
string
when config is configured
The current active config from the device

ansible_net_gather_network_resources
list / elements=string
when the resource is configured
The list of fact for network resource subsets collected from the device

ansible_net_gather_subset
list / elements=string
always
The list of fact subsets collected from the device

ansible_net_hostname
string
always
The configured hostname of the device

ansible_net_interfaces
dictionary
when interfaces is configured
A hash of all interfaces running on the system

ansible_net_memfree_mb
integer
when hardware is configured
The available free memory on the remote device in Mb

ansible_net_memtotal_mb
integer
when hardware is configured
The total memory on the remote device in Mb

ansible_net_model
string
always
The model name returned from the device

ansible_net_neighbors
dictionary
when interfaces is configured
The list of LLDP neighbors from the remote device

ansible_net_serialnum
string
always
The serial number of the remote device

ansible_net_version
string
always
The operating system version running on the remote device



Authors

  • Lance Richardson (@hlrichardson)

  • Ujwal Koamrla (@ujwalkomarla)