netbox.netbox.nb_lookup lookup – Queries and returns elements from NetBox

Note

This lookup plugin is part of the netbox.netbox collection (version 3.8.1).

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 netbox.netbox. You need further requirements to be able to use this lookup plugin, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: netbox.netbox.nb_lookup.

New in netbox.netbox 0.1.0

Synopsis

  • Queries NetBox via its API to return virtually any information capable of being held in NetBox.

  • If wanting to obtain the plaintext attribute of a secret, private_key or key_file must be provided.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this lookup.

  • pynetbox

Terms

Parameter

Comments

Terms

string / required

The NetBox object type to query

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_endpoint

string / required

The URL to the NetBox instance to query

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: NETBOX_API

  • Environment variable: NETBOX_URL

api_filter

string

The api_filter to use. Filters should be key value pairs separated by a space.

key_file

string

The location of the private key tied to user account. Mutually exclusive with private_key.

plugin

string

The NetBox plugin to query

private_key

string

The private key as a string. Mutually exclusive with key_file.

raw_data

boolean

Whether to return raw API data with the lookup/query or whether to return a key/value dict

Choices:

  • false

  • true

token

string

The API token created through NetBox

This may not be required depending on the NetBox setup.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: NETBOX_TOKEN

  • Environment variable: NETBOX_API_TOKEN

validate_certs

string

Whether or not to validate SSL of the NetBox instance

Default: true

Examples

tasks:
  # query a list of devices
  - name: Obtain list of devices from NetBox
    debug:
      msg: >
        "Device {{ item.value.display_name }} (ID: {{ item.key }}) was
         manufactured by {{ item.value.device_type.manufacturer.name }}"
    loop: "{{ query('netbox.netbox.nb_lookup', 'devices',
                    api_endpoint='http://localhost/',
                    token='<redacted>') }}"

# This example uses an API Filter

tasks:
  # query a list of devices
  - name: Obtain list of devices from NetBox
    debug:
      msg: >
        "Device {{ item.value.display_name }} (ID: {{ item.key }}) was
         manufactured by {{ item.value.device_type.manufacturer.name }}"
    loop: "{{ query('netbox.netbox.nb_lookup', 'devices',
                    api_endpoint='http://localhost/',
                    api_filter='role=management tag=Dell'),
                    token='<redacted>') }}"

# Obtain a secret for R1-device
tasks:
  - name: "Obtain secrets for R1-Device"
    debug:
      msg: "{{ query('netbox.netbox.nb_lookup', 'secrets', api_filter='device=R1-Device', api_endpoint='http://localhost/', token='<redacted>', key_file='~/.ssh/id_rsa') }}"

# Fetch bgp sessions for R1-device
tasks:
  - name: "Obtain bgp sessions for R1-Device"
    debug:
      msg: "{{ query('netbox.netbox.nb_lookup', 'bgp_sessions',
                     api_filter='device=R1-Device',
                     api_endpoint='http://localhost/',
                     token='<redacted>',
                     plugin='mycustomstuff') }}"

      msg: "{{ query('netbox.netbox.nb_lookup', 'secrets', api_filter='device=R1-Device', api_endpoint='http://localhost/', token='<redacted>', key_file='~/.ssh/id_rsa') }}"

Return Value

Key

Description

Return value

list / elements=string

list of composed dictionaries with key and value

Returned: success

Authors

  • Chris Mills (@cpmills1975)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.