netbox.netbox.netbox_cable module – Create, update or delete cables within NetBox

Note

This module 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 module, see Requirements for details.

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

New in netbox.netbox 0.3.0

Synopsis

  • Creates, updates or removes cables from NetBox

Requirements

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

  • pynetbox

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cert

any

Certificate path

data

dictionary / required

Defines the cable configuration

color

string

The color of the cable

custom_fields

dictionary

added in netbox.netbox 3.6.0

Must exist in NetBox

label

string

The label of the cable

length

float

The length of the cable

length_unit

string

The unit in which the length of the cable is measured

Choices:

  • "m"

  • "cm"

  • "ft"

  • "in"

status

string

The status of the cable

Choices:

  • "connected"

  • "planned"

  • "decommissioning"

tags

list / elements=any

Any tags that the cable may need to be associated with

termination_a

any / required

The termination a

termination_a_type

string / required

The type of the termination a

Choices:

  • "circuits.circuittermination"

  • "dcim.consoleport"

  • "dcim.consoleserverport"

  • "dcim.frontport"

  • "dcim.interface"

  • "dcim.powerfeed"

  • "dcim.poweroutlet"

  • "dcim.powerport"

  • "dcim.rearport"

termination_b

any / required

The termination b

termination_b_type

string / required

The type of the termination b

Choices:

  • "circuits.circuittermination"

  • "dcim.consoleport"

  • "dcim.consoleserverport"

  • "dcim.frontport"

  • "dcim.interface"

  • "dcim.powerfeed"

  • "dcim.poweroutlet"

  • "dcim.powerport"

  • "dcim.rearport"

type

string

The type of the cable

Choices:

  • "cat3"

  • "cat5"

  • "cat5e"

  • "cat6"

  • "cat6a"

  • "cat7"

  • "dac-active"

  • "dac-passive"

  • "mrj21-trunk"

  • "coaxial"

  • "mmf"

  • "mmf-om1"

  • "mmf-om2"

  • "mmf-om3"

  • "mmf-om4"

  • "smf"

  • "smf-os1"

  • "smf-os2"

  • "aoc"

  • "power"

netbox_token

string / required

The NetBox API token.

netbox_url

string / required

The URL of the NetBox instance.

Must be accessible by the Ansible control host.

query_params

list / elements=string

This can be used to override the specified values in ALLOWED_QUERY_PARAMS that are defined

in plugins/module_utils/netbox_utils.py and provides control to users on what may make

an object unique in their environment.

state

string

The state of the object.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

validate_certs

any

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on personally controlled sites using a self-signed certificates.

Default: true

Notes

Note

  • Tags should be defined as a YAML list

  • This should be ran with connection local and hosts localhost

Examples

- name: "Test NetBox modules"
  connection: local
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: False

  tasks:
    - name: Create cable within NetBox with only required information
      netbox_cable:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          termination_a_type: dcim.interface
          termination_a:
            device: Test Nexus Child One
            name: Ethernet2/2
          termination_b_type: dcim.interface
          termination_b:
            device: Test Nexus Child One
            name: Ethernet2/1
        state: present

    - name: Update cable with other fields
      netbox_cable:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          termination_a_type: dcim.interface
          termination_a:
            device: Test Nexus Child One
            name: Ethernet2/2
          termination_b_type: dcim.interface
          termination_b:
            device: Test Nexus Child One
            name: Ethernet2/1
          type: mmf-om4
          status: planned
          label: label123
          color: abcdef
          length: 30
          length_unit: m
          tags:
            - foo
        state: present

    - name: Delete cable within netbox
      netbox_cable:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          termination_a_type: dcim.interface
          termination_a:
            device: Test Nexus Child One
            name: Ethernet2/2
          termination_b_type: dcim.interface
          termination_b:
            device: Test Nexus Child One
            name: Ethernet2/1
        state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

cable

dictionary

Serialized object as created or already existent within NetBox

Returned: success (when state=present)

msg

string

Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved

Returned: always

Authors

  • Tobias Groß (@toerb)