junipernetworks.junos.junos_config module – Manage configuration on devices running Juniper JUNOS

Note

This module is part of the junipernetworks.junos collection (version 3.0.1).

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 junipernetworks.junos.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of junipernetworks.junos

Synopsis

  • This module provides an implementation for working with the active configuration running on Juniper JUNOS devices. It provides a set of arguments for loading configuration, performing rollback operations and zeroing the active configuration on the device.

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

backup

boolean

This argument will cause the module to create a full backup of the current running-config 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 or role root directory, if playbook is part of an ansible role. If the directory does not exist, it is created.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

backup_options

dictionary

This is a dict 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 will be silently ignored.

backup_format

string

This argument specifies the format of the configuration the backup file will be stored as. If the argument is not specified, the module will use the ‘set’ format.

Choices:

  • xml

  • set ← (default)

  • text

  • json

dir_path

path

This option provides the path ending with directory name in which the backup configuration file will be stored. If the directory does not exist it will be 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 in that case a backup directory will be created in the current working directory and backup configuration will be copied in filename within backup directory.

filename

string

The filename to be used to store the backup configuration. If the filename is not given it will be generated based on the hostname, current time and date in format defined by <hostname>_config.<current-date>@<current-time>

check_commit

boolean

This argument will check correctness of syntax; do not apply changes.

Note that this argument can be used to confirm verified configuration done via commit confirmed operation

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

comment

string

The comment argument specifies a text string to be used when committing the configuration. If the confirm argument is set to False, this argument is silently ignored.

Default: “configured by junos_config”

confirm

integer

The confirm argument will configure a time out value in minutes for the commit to be confirmed before it is automatically rolled back. If the confirm argument is set to False, this argument is silently ignored. If the value for this argument is set to 0, the commit is confirmed immediately.

Default: 0

confirm_commit

boolean

This argument will execute commit operation on remote device. It can be used to confirm a previous commit.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

lines

aliases: commands

list / elements=string

This argument takes a list of set or delete configuration lines to push into the remote device. Each line must start with either set or delete. This argument is mutually exclusive with the src argument.

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.

replace

boolean

The replace argument will instruct the remote device to replace the current configuration hierarchy with the one specified in the corresponding hierarchy of the source configuration loaded from this module.

Note this argument should be considered deprecated. To achieve the equivalent, set the update argument to replace. This argument will be removed in a future release. The replace and update argument is mutually exclusive.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

rollback

integer

The rollback argument instructs the module to rollback the current configuration to the identifier specified in the argument. If the specified rollback identifier does not exist on the remote device, the module will fail. To rollback to the most recent commit, set the rollback argument to 0.

src

path

The src argument provides a path to the configuration file to load into the remote system. The path can either be a full system path to the configuration file if the value starts with / or relative to the root of the implemented role or playbook. This argument is mutually exclusive with the lines argument.

src_format

string

The src_format argument specifies the format of the configuration found int src. If the src_format argument is not provided, the module will attempt to determine the format of the configuration file specified in src.

Choices:

  • xml

  • set

  • text

  • json

update

string

This argument will decide how to load the configuration data particularly when the candidate configuration and loaded configuration contain conflicting statements. Following are accepted values. merge combines the data in the loaded configuration with the candidate configuration. If statements in the loaded configuration conflict with statements in the candidate configuration, the loaded statements replace the candidate ones. override discards the entire candidate configuration and replaces it with the loaded configuration. replace substitutes each hierarchy level in the loaded configuration for the corresponding level. update is similar to the override option. The new configuration completely replaces the existing configuration. The difference comes when the configuration is later committed. This option performs a ‘diff’ between the new candidate configuration and the existing committed configuration. It then only notifies system processes responsible for the changed portions of the configuration, and only marks the actual configuration changes as ‘changed’.

Choices:

  • merge ← (default)

  • override

  • replace

  • update

zeroize

boolean

The zeroize argument is used to completely sanitize the remote device configuration back to initial defaults. This argument will effectively remove all current configuration statements on the remote device.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Notes

Note

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

  • Abbreviated commands are NOT idempotent, see L(Network FAQ,../network/user_guide/faq.html

  • Loading JSON-formatted configuration json is supported starting in Junos OS Release 16.1 onwards.

  • Update override not currently compatible with set notation.

  • 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: load configure file into device
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    src: srx.cfg
    comment: update config

- name: load configure lines into device
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    lines:
    - set interfaces ge-0/0/1 unit 0 description "Test interface"
    - set vlans vlan01 description "Test vlan"
    comment: update config

- name: Set routed VLAN interface (RVI) IPv4 address
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    lines:
    - set vlans vlan01 vlan-id 1
    - set interfaces irb unit 10 family inet address 10.0.0.1/24
    - set vlans vlan01 l3-interface irb.10

- name: Check correctness of commit configuration
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    check_commit: yes

- name: rollback the configuration to id 10
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    rollback: 10

- name: zero out the current configuration
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    zeroize: yes

- name: Set VLAN access and trunking
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    lines:
    - set vlans vlan02 vlan-id 6
    - set interfaces ge-0/0/6.0 family ethernet-switching interface-mode access vlan
      members vlan02
    - set interfaces ge-0/0/6.0 family ethernet-switching interface-mode trunk vlan
      members vlan02

- name: confirm a previous commit
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    confirm_commit: yes

- name: for idempotency, use full-form commands
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    lines:
      # - set int ge-0/0/1 unit 0 desc "Test interface"
    - set interfaces ge-0/0/1 unit 0 description "Test interface"

- name: configurable backup path
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_config:
    src: srx.cfg
    backup: yes
    backup_options:
      filename: backup.cfg
      dir_path: /home/user

Return Values

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

Key

Description

backup_path

string

The full path to the backup file

Returned: when backup is yes

Sample:/playbooks/ansible/backup/config.2016-07-16@22:28:34”

date

string

The date extracted from the backup file name

Returned: when backup is yes

Sample: “2016-07-16”

filename

string

The name of the backup file

Returned: when backup is yes and filename is not specified in backup options

Sample:junos01_config.2016-07-16@22:28:34”

shortname

string

The full path to the backup file excluding the timestamp

Returned: when backup is yes and filename is not specified in backup options

Sample: “/playbooks/ansible/backup/junos01_config”

time

string

The time extracted from the backup file name

Returned: when backup is yes

Sample: “22:28:34”

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)