community.routeros.api_facts module – Collect facts from remote devices running MikroTik RouterOS using the API

Note

This module is part of the community.routeros collection (version 2.3.1).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.routeros.api_facts.

New in community.routeros 2.1.0

Synopsis

  • Collects a base set of device facts from a remote device that is running RouterOS. 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.

  • As opposed to the community.routeros.facts module, it uses the RouterOS API, similar to the community.routeros.api module.

Requirements

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

  • librouteros

  • Python >= 3.6 (for librouteros)

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ca_path

path

added in community.routeros 1.2.0

PEM formatted file that contains a CA certificate to be used for certificate validation.

See also validate_cert_hostname. Only used when tls=true and validate_certs=true.

encoding

string

added in community.routeros 2.1.0

Use the specified encoding when communicating with the RouterOS device.

Default is ASCII. Note that UTF-8 requires librouteros 3.2.1 or newer.

Default: "ASCII"

gather_subset

list / elements=string

When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, hardware, interfaces, and routing.

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.

Default: ["all"]

hostname

string / required

RouterOS hostname API.

password

string / required

RouterOS user password.

port

integer

RouterOS api port. If tls is set, port will apply to TLS/SSL connection.

Defaults are 8728 for the HTTP API, and 8729 for the HTTPS API.

timeout

integer

added in community.routeros 2.3.0

Timeout for the request.

Default: 10

tls

aliases: ssl

boolean

If is set TLS will be used for RouterOS API connection.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

username

string / required

RouterOS login user.

validate_cert_hostname

boolean

added in community.routeros 1.2.0

Set to true to validate hostnames in certificates.

See also validate_certs. Only used when tls=true and validate_certs=true.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

validate_certs

boolean

added in community.routeros 1.2.0

Set to false to skip validation of TLS certificates.

See also validate_cert_hostname. Only used when tls=true.

Note: instead of simply deactivating certificate validations to “make things work”, please consider creating your own CA certificate and using it to sign certificates used for your router. You can tell the module about your CA certificate with the ca_path option.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

action_group

Action group: community.routeros.api

Use group/community.routeros.api in module_defaults to set defaults for this module.

check_mode

Support: full

This action does not modify state.

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: N/A

This action does not modify state.

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

facts

Support: full

Action returns an ansible_facts dictionary that will update existing host facts.

platform

Platform: RouterOS

Target OS/families that can be operated against.

See Also

See also

community.routeros.facts

The official documentation on the community.routeros.facts module.

community.routeros.api

The official documentation on the community.routeros.api module.

community.routeros.api_find_and_modify

The official documentation on the community.routeros.api_find_and_modify module.

community.routeros.api_info

The official documentation on the community.routeros.api_info module.

community.routeros.api_modify

The official documentation on the community.routeros.api_modify module.

How to connect to RouterOS devices with the RouterOS API

How to connect to RouterOS devices with the RouterOS API

Examples

- name: Collect all facts from the device
  community.routeros.api_facts:
    hostname: 192.168.88.1
    username: admin
    password: password
    gather_subset: all

- name: Do not collect hardware facts
  community.routeros.api_facts:
    hostname: 192.168.88.1
    username: admin
    password: password
    gather_subset:
      - "!hardware"

Returned Facts

Facts returned by this module are added/updated in the hostvars host facts and can be referenced by name just like any other host fact. They do not need to be registered in order to use them.

Key

Description

ansible_net_all_ipv4_addresses

list / elements=string

All IPv4 addresses configured on the device.

Returned: gather_subset contains interfaces

ansible_net_all_ipv6_addresses

list / elements=string

All IPv6 addresses configured on the device.

Returned: gather_subset contains interfaces

ansible_net_arch

string

The CPU architecture of the device.

Returned: gather_subset contains default

ansible_net_bgp_instance

dictionary

A dictionary with BGP instance information.

Returned: gather_subset contains routing

ansible_net_bgp_peer

dictionary

A dictionary with BGP peer information.

Returned: gather_subset contains routing

ansible_net_bgp_vpnv4_route

dictionary

A dictionary with BGP vpnv4 route information.

Returned: gather_subset contains routing

ansible_net_cpu_load

string

Current CPU load.

Returned: gather_subset contains default

ansible_net_gather_subset

list / elements=string

The list of fact subsets collected from the device.

Returned: always

ansible_net_hostname

string

The configured hostname of the device.

Returned: gather_subset contains default

ansible_net_interfaces

dictionary

A hash of all interfaces running on the system.

Returned: gather_subset contains interfaces

ansible_net_memfree_mb

integer

The available free memory on the remote device in MiB.

Returned: gather_subset contains hardware

ansible_net_memtotal_mb

integer

The total memory on the remote device in MiB.

Returned: gather_subset contains hardware

ansible_net_model

string

The model name returned from the device.

Returned: gather_subset contains default

ansible_net_neighbors

dictionary

The list of neighbors from the remote device.

Returned: gather_subset contains interfaces

ansible_net_ospf_instance

dictionary

A dictionary with OSPF instances.

Returned: gather_subset contains routing

ansible_net_ospf_neighbor

dictionary

A dictionary with OSPF neighbors.

Returned: gather_subset contains routing

ansible_net_route

dictionary

A dictionary for routes in all routing tables.

Returned: gather_subset contains routing

ansible_net_serialnum

string

The serial number of the remote device.

Returned: gather_subset contains default

ansible_net_spacefree_mb

dictionary

The available disk space on the remote device in MiB.

Returned: gather_subset contains hardware

ansible_net_spacetotal_mb

dictionary

The total disk space on the remote device in MiB.

Returned: gather_subset contains hardware

ansible_net_uptime

string

The uptime of the device.

Returned: gather_subset contains default

ansible_net_version

string

The operating system version running on the remote device.

Returned: gather_subset contains default

Authors

  • Egor Zaitsev (@heuels)

  • Nikolay Dachev (@NikolayDachev)

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)