junipernetworks.junos.junos_banner module – Manage multiline banners on Juniper JUNOS devices

Note

This module is part of the junipernetworks.junos collection (version 3.1.0).

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 junipernetworks.junos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: junipernetworks.junos.junos_banner.

New in version 1.0.0: of junipernetworks.junos

Synopsis

  • This will configure both login and motd banners on network devices. It allows playbooks to add or remote banner text from the active running configuration.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Requirements

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

  • ncclient (>=v0.5.2)

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

active

boolean

Specifies whether or not the configuration is active or deactivated

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

banner

string / required

Specifies which banner that should be configured on the remote device. Value login indicates system login message prior to authenticating, motd is login announcement after successful authentication.

Choices:

  • login

  • motd

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli or connection: netconf.

For more information please see the Junos OS Platform Options guide.


A dict object containing connection details.

host

string

Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.

password

string

Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. The port value will default to the well known SSH port of 22 (for transport=cli) or port 830 (for transport=netconf) device.

ssh_keyfile

path

Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.

transport

string

Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.

Choices:

  • cli

  • netconf ← (default)

username

string

Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

state

string

Specifies whether or not the configuration is present in the current devices active running configuration.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

text

string

The banner text that should be present in the remote device running configuration. This argument accepts a multiline string, with no empty lines. Requires state=present.

Notes

Note

  • This module requires the netconf system service be enabled on the remote device being managed.

  • Tested against vSRX JUNOS version 15.1X49-D15.4, vqfx-10000 JUNOS Version 15.1X53-D60.4.

  • Recommended connection is netconf. See the Junos OS Platform Options.

  • This module also works with local connections for legacy playbooks.

  • For information on using CLI and netconf see the Junos OS Platform Options guide

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Juniper network devices see https://www.ansible.com/ansible-juniper.

Examples

- name: configure the login banner
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_banner:
    banner: login
    text: |
      this is my login banner
      that contains a multiline
      string
    state: present

- name: remove the motd banner
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: absent

- name: deactivate the motd banner
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: present
    active: false

- name: activate the motd banner
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: present
    active: true

- name: Configure banner from file
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_banner:
    banner: motd
    text: "{{ lookup('file', './config_partial/raw_banner.cfg') }}"
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

diff.prepared

string

Configuration difference before and after applying change.

Returned: when configuration is changed and diff option is enabled.

Sample: “[edit system login] + message \”this is my login banner\”;\n”

Authors

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)