dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_config – Manages configuration sections 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_config.

New in version 1.0.0: of dellemc.enterprise_sonic

Synopsis

  • Manages configuration sections of Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies. SONiC configurations use a simple block indent file syntax for segmenting configuration into sections. This module provides an implementation for working with SONiC configuration sections in a deterministic way.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
after
list / elements=string
The ordered set of commands to append to the end of the command stack if a change needs to be made. Just like with before, this allows the playbook designer to append a set of commands to be executed after the command set.
backup
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
This argument causes the module to create a full backup of the current running-configuration from the remote device before any changes are made. If the backup_options value is not given, the backup file is written to the backup folder in the playbook root directory. If the directory does not exist, it is created.
backup_options
dictionary
This is a dictionary object containing configurable options related to backup file path. The value of this option is read only when backup is set to yes, if backup is set to no this option is ignored.
dir_path
path
This option provides the path ending with directory name in which the backup configuration file is stored. If the directory does not exist it is first created, and the filename is either the value of filename or default filename as described in filename options description. If the path value is not given, an backup directory is created in the current working directory and backup configuration is copied in filename within the backup directory.
filename
string
The filename to be used to store the backup configuration. If the filename is not given, it is generated based on the hostname, current time, and date in the format defined by <hostname>_config.<current-date>@<current-time>.
before
list / elements=string
The ordered set of commands to push on to the command stack if a change needs to be made. This allows the playbook designer the opportunity to perform configuration commands prior to pushing any changes without affecting how the set of commands are matched against the system.
config
string
The module, by default, connects to the remote device and retrieves the current running-configuration to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source. There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current running-configuration for every task in a playbook. The config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuration to use as the base configuration for comparison.
lines
list / elements=string
The ordered set of commands that should be configured in the section. The commands must be the exact same commands as found in the device running-configuration. Be sure to note the configuration command syntax as some commands are automatically modified by the device configuration parser. This argument is mutually exclusive with src.

aliases: commands
match
string
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • strict
  • exact
  • none
Instructs the module on the way to perform the matching of the set of commands against the current device configuration. If match is set to line, commands are matched line by line. If match is set to strict, command lines are matched with respect to position. If match is set to exact, command lines must be an equal match. If match is set to none, the module does not attempt to compare the source configuration with the running-configuration on the remote device.
parents
list / elements=string
The ordered set of parents that uniquely identify the section or hierarchy the commands should be checked against. If the parents argument is omitted, the commands are checked against the set of top level or global commands.
replace
string
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • block
Instructs the module how to perform a configuration on the device. If the replace argument is set to line, then the modified lines are pushed to the device in configuration mode. If the replace argument is set to block, then the entire command block is pushed to the device in configuration mode if any line is not correct.
save
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The save argument instructs the module to save the running- configuration to the startup-configuration at the conclusion of the module running. If check mode is specified, this argument is ignored.
src
path
Specifies the source path to the file that contains the configuration or configuration template to load. The path to the source file can either be the full path on the Ansible control host, or a relative path from the playbook or role root directory. This argument is mutually exclusive with lines.
update
string
    Choices:
  • merge ←
  • check
The update argument controls how the configuration statements are processed on the remote device. Valid choices for the update argument are merge and check. When you set this argument to merge, the configuration changes merge with the current device running-configuration. When you set this argument to check, the configuration updates are determined but not configured on the remote device.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies.

  • Supports check_mode.

Examples

- dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_config:
    lines: ['username {{ user_name }} password {{ user_password }} role {{ user_role }}']

- dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_config:
    lines:
      - description 'SONiC'
    parents: ['interface Eth1/10']

- dellemc.enterprise_sonic.sonic_config:
    lines:
      - seq 2 permit udp any any
      - seq 3 deny icmp any any
    parents: ['ip access-list test']
    before: ['no ip access-list test']

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always
The set of commands that is pushed to the remote device.

Sample:
['username foo password foo role admin', 'router bgp 1', 'router-id 1.1.1.1']
saved
boolean
When not check_mode.
Returns whether the configuration is saved to the startup configuration or not.

Sample:
True
updates
list / elements=string
always
The set of commands that is pushed to the remote device.

Sample:
['username foo password foo role admin', 'router bgp 1', 'router-id 1.1.1.1']


Authors

  • Abirami N (@abirami-n)