dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_command – Runs commands on devices running Enterprise SONiC

Note

This plugin is part of the dellemc.enterprise_sonic collection (version 1.1.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install dellemc.enterprise_sonic.

To use it in a playbook, specify: dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_command.

New in version 1.0.0: of dellemc.enterprise_sonic

Synopsis

  • Runs commands on remote devices running Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies. Sends arbitrary commands to an Enterprise SONiC node and returns the results that are read from the device. This module includes an argument that causes the module to wait for a specific condition before returning or time out if the condition is not met.

  • This module does not support running commands in configuration mode. To configure SONiC devices, use sonic_config.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
commands
list / elements=string / required
List of commands to send to the remote Enterprise SONiC devices over the configured provider. The resulting output from the command is returned. If the wait_for argument is provided, the module is not returned until the condition is satisfied or the number of retries has expired. If a command sent to the device requires answering a prompt, it is possible to pass a dict containing command, answer and prompt. Common answers are 'yes' or "\r" (carriage return, must be double quotes). See examples.
interval
integer
Default:
1
Configures the interval in seconds to wait between retries of the command. If the command does not pass the specified conditions, the interval indicates how long to wait before trying the command again.
match
string
    Choices:
  • all ←
  • any
The match argument is used in conjunction with the wait_for argument to specify the match policy. Valid values are all or any. If the value is set to all then all conditionals in the wait_for must be satisfied. If the value is set to any then only one of the values must be satisfied.
retries
integer
Default:
10
Specifies the number of retries a command should be run before it is considered failed. The command is run on the target device every retry and evaluated against the wait_for conditions.
wait_for
list / elements=string
List of conditions to evaluate against the output of the command. The task waits for each condition to be true before moving forward. If the conditional is not true within the configured number of retries, the task fails. See examples.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies.

  • Supports check_mode.

Examples

- name: Runs show version on remote devices
  dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_command:
    commands: show version

- name: Runs show version and checks to see if output contains 'Dell'
  dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_command:
    commands: show version
    wait_for: result[0] contains Dell

- name: Runs multiple commands on remote nodes
  dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_command:
    commands:
      - show version
      - show interface

- name: Runs multiple commands and evaluate the output
  dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_command:
    commands:
      - 'show version'
      - 'show system'
    wait_for:
      - result[0] contains Dell
      - result[1] contains Hostname

- name: Runs commands that require answering a prompt
  dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_command:
    commands:
      - command: 'reload'
        prompt: '[confirm yes/no]: ?$'
        answer: 'no'

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
failed_conditions
list / elements=string
failed
The list of conditionals that have failed.

Sample:
['...', '...']
stdout
list / elements=string
always apart from low level errors (such as action plugin)
The set of responses from the commands.

Sample:
['...', '...']
stdout_lines
list / elements=string
always apart from low level errors (such as action plugin)
The value of stdout split into a list.

Sample:
[['...', '...'], ['...'], ['...']]
warnings
list / elements=string
always
The list of warnings (if any) generated by module based on arguments.

Sample:
['...', '...']


Authors

  • Dhivya P (@dhivayp)