netbox.netbox.netbox_device – Create, update or delete devices within Netbox

Note

This plugin is part of the netbox.netbox collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install netbox.netbox.

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

New in version 2.8: of netbox.netbox

Synopsis

  • Creates, updates or removes devices from Netbox

Requirements

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

  • pynetbox

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data
dictionary / required
Defines the device configuration
asset_tag
string
Asset tag that is associated to the device
cluster
raw
Cluster that the device will be assigned to
comments
string
Comments that may include additional information in regards to the device
custom_fields
dictionary
must exist in Netbox
device_role
raw
Required if state=present and the device does not exist yet
device_type
raw
Required if state=present and the device does not exist yet
face
string
    Choices:
  • Front
  • front
  • Rear
  • rear
Required if rack is defined
local_context_data
dictionary
Arbitrary JSON data to define the devices configuration variables.
name
string / required
The name of the device
platform
raw
The platform of the device
position
integer
The position of the device in the rack defined above
primary_ip4
raw
Primary IPv4 address assigned to the device
primary_ip6
raw
Primary IPv6 address assigned to the device
rack
raw
The name of the rack to assign the device to
serial
string
Serial number of the device
site
raw
Required if state=present and the device does not exist yet
status
raw
The status of the device
tags
list / elements=string
Any tags that the device may need to be associated with
tenant
raw
The tenant that the device will be assigned to
vc_position
integer
Position in the assigned virtual chassis
vc_priority
integer
Priority in the assigned virtual chassis
virtual_chassis
raw
Virtual chassis the device will be assigned to
netbox_token
string / required
The token created within Netbox to authorize API access
netbox_url
string / required
URL of the Netbox instance resolvable by Ansible control host
query_params
list / elements=string
This can be used to override the specified values in ALLOWED_QUERY_PARAMS that is 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
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Use present or absent for adding or removing.
validate_certs
raw
Default:
"yes"
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

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 device within Netbox with only required information
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Device
          device_type: C9410R
          device_role: Core Switch
          site: Main
        state: present

    - name: Create device within Netbox with empty string name to generate UUID
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: ""
          device_type: C9410R
          device_role: Core Switch
          site: Main
        state: present

    - name: Delete device within netbox
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Device
        state: absent

    - name: Create device with tags
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Another Test Device
          device_type: C9410R
          device_role: Core Switch
          site: Main
          local_context_data:
            bgp: "65000"
          tags:
            - Schnozzberry
        state: present

    - name: Update the rack and position of an existing device
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Device
          rack: Test Rack
          position: 10
          face: Front
        state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
device
dictionary
success (when state=present)
Serialized object as created or already existent within Netbox

msg
string
always
Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved



Authors

  • Mikhail Yohman (@FragmentedPacket)

  • David Gomez (@amb1s1)