netbox.netbox.netbox_device_role module – Create, update or delete devices roles 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_device_role.

New in netbox.netbox 0.1.0

Synopsis

  • Creates, updates or removes devices roles 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 device role configuration

color

string

Hexidecimal code for a color, ex. FFFFFF

custom_fields

dictionary

added in netbox.netbox 3.6.0

Must exist in NetBox

description

string

The description of the device role

name

string / required

The name of the device role

slug

string

The slugified version of the name or custom slug.

This is auto-generated following NetBox rules if not provided

tags

list / elements=any

added in netbox.netbox 3.6.0

The tags to add/update

vm_role

boolean

Whether the role is a VM role

Choices:

  • false

  • true

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 device role within NetBox with only required information
      netbox_device_role:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test device role
          color: FFFFFF
        state: present

    - name: Delete device role within netbox
      netbox_device_role:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Rack role
        state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

device_role

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

  • Mikhail Yohman (@FragmentedPacket)