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

Note

This plugin is part of the junipernetworks.junos collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install junipernetworks.junos.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of junipernetworks.junos

Synopsis

  • Tests reachability using ping from devices running Juniper JUNOS to a remote destination.

  • Tested against Junos (17.3R1.10)

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

  • For Windows targets, use the win_ping module instead.

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

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
count
integer
Default:
5
Number of packets to send to check reachability.
dest
string / required
The IP Address or hostname (resolvable by the device) of the remote node.
interface
string
The source interface to use while sending the ping packet(s).
interval
integer
Determines the interval (in seconds) between consecutive pings.
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
    Choices:
  • cli
  • netconf ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
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.
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
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Determines if the expected result is success or fail.
ttl
integer
The time-to-live value for the ICMP packet(s).

Notes

Note

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

  • For Windows targets, use the win_ping module instead.

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

  • This module works only with connection network_cli.

  • 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: 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

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always
List of commands sent.

Sample:
['ping 10.8.38.44 count 10 source 10.8.38.38 ttl 128']
packet_loss
string
always
Percentage of packets lost.

Sample:
0%
packets_rx
integer
always
Packets successfully received.

Sample:
20
packets_tx
integer
always
Packets successfully transmitted.

Sample:
20
rtt
dictionary
when ping succeeds
The round trip time (RTT) stats.

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


Authors

  • Nilashish Chakraborty (@NilashishC)