junipernetworks.junos.junos_package module – Installs packages on remote devices running Junos

Note

This module is part of the junipernetworks.junos collection (version 4.0.0).

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

New in junipernetworks.junos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module can install new and updated packages on remote devices running Junos. The module will compare the specified package with the one running on the remote device and install the specified version if there is a mismatch

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Requirements

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

  • junos-eznc

  • ncclient (>=v0.5.2)

Parameters

Parameter

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force

boolean

The force argument instructs the module to bypass the package version check and install the packaged identified in src on the remote device.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

force_host

boolean

The force_host argument controls the way software package or bundle is added on remote JUNOS host and is applicable for JUNOS QFX5100 device. If the value is set to True it will ignore any warnings while adding the host software package or bundle.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

issu

boolean

The issu argument is a boolean flag when set to True allows unified in-service software upgrade (ISSU) feature which enables you to upgrade between two different Junos OS releases with no disruption on the control plane and with minimal disruption of traffic.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

no_copy

boolean

The no_copy argument is responsible for instructing the remote device on where to install the package from. When enabled, the package is transferred to the remote device prior to installing.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

reboot

boolean

In order for a package to take effect, the remote device must be restarted. When enabled, this argument will instruct the module to reboot the device once the updated package has been installed. If disabled or the remote package does not need to be changed, the device will not be started.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

src

aliases: package

path / required

The src argument specifies the path to the source package to be installed on the remote device in the advent of a version mismatch. The src argument can be either a localized path or a full path to the package file to install.

ssh_config

path

The ssh_config argument is path to the SSH configuration file. This can be used to load SSH information from a configuration file. If this option is not given by default ~/.ssh/config is queried.

ssh_private_key_file

path

The ssh_private_key_file argument is path to the SSH private key file. This can be used if you need to provide a private key rather than loading the key into the ssh-key-ring/environment

validate

boolean

The validate argument is responsible for instructing the remote device to skip checking the current device configuration compatibility with the package being installed. When set to false validation is not performed.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

version

string

The version argument can be used to explicitly specify the version of the package that should be installed on the remote device. If the version argument is not specified, then the version is extracts from the src filename.

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.

  • Works with local connections only.

  • Since this module uses junos-eznc to establish connection with junos device the netconf configuration parameters needs to be passed using module options for example ssh_config unlike other junos modules that uses netconf connection type.

  • For information on using CLI and netconf see the :ref:`Junos OS Platform Options guide <junos_platform_options>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the :ref:`Ansible Network Guide <network_guide>`

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

Examples

# the required set of connection arguments have been purposely left off
# the examples for brevity

- name: install local package on remote device
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_package:
    src: junos-vsrx-12.1X46-D10.2-domestic.tgz

- name: install local package on remote device without rebooting
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_package:
    src: junos-vsrx-12.1X46-D10.2-domestic.tgz
    reboot: no

- name: install local package on remote device with jumpost
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_package:
    src: junos-vsrx-12.1X46-D10.2-domestic.tgz
    ssh_config: /home/user/customsshconfig

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)