junipernetworks.junos.junos_ping module – Tests reachability using ping from devices running Juniper 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.

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

New in junipernetworks.junos 1.0.0

Synopsis

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

count

integer

Number of packets to send to check reachability.

Default: 5

dest

string / required

The IP Address or hostname (resolvable by the device) of the remote node.

df_bit

boolean

Determines whether to set the DF bit.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

interface

string

The source interface to use while sending the ping packet(s).

interval

integer

Determines the interval (in seconds) between consecutive pings.

rapid

boolean

Determines whether to send the packets rapidly.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

size

integer

Determines the size (in bytes) of the ping packet(s).

source

string

The IP Address to use while sending the ping packet(s).

state

string

Determines if the expected result is success or fail.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

ttl

integer

The time-to-live value for the ICMP packet(s).

Notes

Note

  • For a general purpose network module, see the ansible.netcommon.net_ping module.

  • For Windows targets, use the ansible.windows.win_ping module instead.

  • For targets running Python, use the ansible.builtin.ping module instead.

  • This module works only with connection network_cli.

  • 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

- name: Test reachability to 10.10.10.10
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_ping:
    dest: 10.10.10.10

- name: Test reachability to 10.20.20.20 using source and size set
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_ping:
    dest: 10.20.20.20
    size: 1024
    ttl: 128

- name: Test unreachability to 10.30.30.30 using interval
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_ping:
    dest: 10.30.30.30
    interval: 3
    state: absent

- name: Test reachability to 10.40.40.40 setting count and interface
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_ping:
    dest: 10.40.40.40
    interface: fxp0
    count: 20
    size: 512

- name: Test reachability to 10.50.50.50 using do-not-fragment and rapid
  junipernetworks.junos.junos_ping:
    dest: 10.50.50.50
    df_bit: True
    rapid: True

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

List of commands sent.

Returned: always

Sample: ["ping 10.8.38.44 count 10 source 10.8.38.38 ttl 128"]

packet_loss

string

Percentage of packets lost.

Returned: always

Sample: "0%"

packets_rx

integer

Packets successfully received.

Returned: always

Sample: 20

packets_tx

integer

Packets successfully transmitted.

Returned: always

Sample: 20

rtt

dictionary

The round trip time (RTT) stats.

Returned: when ping succeeds

Sample: {"avg": 2, "max": 8, "min": 1, "stddev": 24}

Authors

  • Nilashish Chakraborty (@NilashishC)