community.routeros.facts module – Collect facts from remote devices running MikroTik RouterOS

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.

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

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.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

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, config, 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: ["!config"]

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

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

How to connect to RouterOS devices with SSH

How to connect to RouterOS devices with SSH

Examples

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

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

- name: Do not collect hardware facts
  community.routeros.facts:
    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_config

string

The current active config from the device.

Returned: gather_subset contains config

ansible_net_config_nonverbose

string

added in community.routeros 1.2.0

The current active config from the device in minimal form.

This value is idempotent in the sense that if the facts module is run twice and the device’s config was not changed between the runs, the value is identical. This is achieved by running /export and stripping the timestamp from the comment in the first line.

Returned: gather_subset contains config

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)