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 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_ping.

New in version 1.0.0: of junipernetworks.junos

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

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.

rapid

boolean

Determines whether to send the packets rapidly.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

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)