junipernetworks.junos.junos_logging module – Manage logging on network 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_logging.

New in version 1.0.0: of junipernetworks.junos

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2023-08-01

Why

Updated module released with more functionality.

Alternative

junos_logging_global

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of logging on Juniper JUNOS devices.

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)

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of logging definitions.

active

boolean

Specifies whether or not the configuration is active or deactivated

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

dest

string

Destination of the logs.

Choices:

  • console

  • host

  • file

  • user

facility

string

Set logging facility.

files

integer

Number of files to be archived, this is applicable if value of dest is file. The acceptable value is in range from 1 to 1000.

level

string

Set logging severity levels.

name

string

If value of dest is file it indicates file-name, for user it indicates username and for host indicates the host name to be notified.

rotate_frequency

integer

Rotate log frequency in minutes, this is applicable if value of dest is file. The acceptable value is in range of 1 to 59. This controls the frequency after which log file is rotated.

size

integer

Size of the file in archive, this is applicable if value of dest is file. The acceptable value is in range from 65536 to 1073741824 bytes.

state

string

State of the logging configuration.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

dest

string

Destination of the logs.

Choices:

  • console

  • host

  • file

  • user

facility

string

Set logging facility.

files

integer

Number of files to be archived, this is applicable if value of dest is file. The acceptable value is in range from 1 to 1000.

level

string

Set logging severity levels.

name

string

If value of dest is file it indicates file-name, for user it indicates username and for host indicates the host name to be notified.

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.

rotate_frequency

integer

Rotate log frequency in minutes, this is applicable if value of dest is file. The acceptable value is in range of 1 to 59. This controls the frequency after which log file is rotated.

size

integer

Size of the file in archive, this is applicable if value of dest is file. The acceptable value is in range from 65536 to 1073741824 bytes.

state

string

State of the logging configuration.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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 console logging
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_logging:
    dest: console
    facility: any
    level: critical

- name: remove console logging configuration
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_logging:
    dest: console
    state: absent

- name: configure file logging
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_logging:
    dest: file
    name: test
    facility: pfe
    level: error

- name: configure logging parameter
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_logging:
    files: 30
    size: 65536
    rotate_frequency: 10

- name: Configure file logging using aggregate
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_logging:
    dest: file
    aggregate:
    - name: test-1
      facility: pfe
      level: critical
    - name: test-2
      facility: kernel
      level: emergency
    active: true

- name: Delete file logging using aggregate
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_logging:
    aggregate:
    - {dest: file, name: test-1, facility: pfe, level: critical}
    - {dest: file, name: test-2, facility: kernel, level: emergency}
    state: absent

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 syslog] + [edit system syslog]\n file interactive-commands { … }\n+ file test { + pfe critical; + }\n”

Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2023-08-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)