netbox.netbox.netbox_virtual_chassis module – Create, update or delete virtual chassis 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_virtual_chassis.

New in netbox.netbox 0.3.0

Synopsis

  • Creates, updates or removes virtual chassis 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 virtual chassis configuration

custom_fields

dictionary

must exist in NetBox

domain

string

domain of the virtual chassis

master

any

The master device the virtual chassis is attached to

name

string

Name

tags

list / elements=any

Any tags that the virtual chassis may need to be associated with

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 virtual chassis within NetBox with only required information
      netbox_virtual_chassis:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: "Virtual Chassis 1"
          master: Test Device
        state: present

    - name: Update virtual chassis with other fields
      netbox_virtual_chassis:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: "Virtual Chassis 1"
          domain: Domain Text
        state: present

    - name: Delete virtual chassis within netbox
      netbox_virtual_chassis:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: "Virtual Chassis 1"
        state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved

Returned: always

virtual_chassis

dictionary

Serialized object as created or already existent within NetBox

Returned: success (when state=present)

Authors

  • Tobias Groß (@toerb)