netbox.netbox.netbox_front_port module – Create, update or delete front ports 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_front_port.

New in netbox.netbox 0.2.3

Synopsis

  • Creates, updates or removes front ports 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 front port configuration

description

string

Description of the front port

device

any / required

The device the front port is attached to

label

string

added in netbox.netbox 3.7.0

Label of the front port

name

string / required

The name of the front port

rear_port

any / required

The rear_port the front port is attached to

rear_port_position

integer

The position of the rear port this front port is connected to

tags

list / elements=any

Any tags that the front port may need to be associated with

type

string / required

The type of the front port

Choices:

  • "8p8c"

  • "110-punch"

  • "bnc"

  • "mrj21"

  • "fc"

  • "lc"

  • "lc-apc"

  • "lsh"

  • "lsh-apc"

  • "mpo"

  • "mtrj"

  • "sc"

  • "sc-apc"

  • "st"

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 front port within NetBox with only required information
      netbox_front_port:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Front Port
          device: Test Device
          type: bnc
          rear_port: Test Rear Port
        state: present

    - name: Update front port with other fields
      netbox_front_port:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Front Port
          device: Test Device
          type: bnc
          rear_port: Test Rear Port
          rear_port_position: 5
          description: front port description
        state: present

    - name: Delete front port within netbox
      netbox_front_port:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Front Port
          device: Test Device
          type: bnc
          rear_port: Test Rear Port
        state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

front_port

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)