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).

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.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)