vyos.vyos.vyos_command module – Run one or more commands on VyOS devices

Note

This module is part of the vyos.vyos collection (version 3.0.1).

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 vyos.vyos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: vyos.vyos.vyos_command.

New in version 1.0.0: of vyos.vyos

Synopsis

  • The command module allows running one or more commands on remote devices running VyOS. This module can also be introspected to validate key parameters before returning successfully. If the conditional statements are not met in the wait period, the task fails.

  • Certain show commands in VyOS produce many lines of output and use a custom pager that can cause this module to hang. If the value of the environment variable ANSIBLE_VYOS_TERMINAL_LENGTH is not set, the default number of 10000 is used.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

commands

list / elements=raw / required

The ordered set of commands to execute on the remote device running VyOS. The output from the command execution is returned to the playbook. If the wait_for argument is provided, the module is not returned until the condition is satisfied or the number of retries has been exceeded.

If a command sent to the device requires answering a prompt, it is possible to pass a dict containing command, answer and prompt. Common answers are ‘y’ or “r” (carriage return, must be double quotes). Refer below examples.

interval

integer

Configures the interval in seconds to wait between retries of the command. If the command does not pass the specified conditions, the interval indicates how long to wait before trying the command again.

Default: 1

match

string

The match argument is used in conjunction with the wait_for argument to specify the match policy. Valid values are all or any. If the value is set to all then all conditionals in the wait_for must be satisfied. If the value is set to any then only one of the values must be satisfied.

Choices:

  • any

  • all ← (default)

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

For more information please see the Network Guide.


A dict object containing connection details.

host

string

Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.

password

string

Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.

ssh_keyfile

path

Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.

username

string

Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

retries

integer

Specifies the number of retries a command should be tried before it is considered failed. The command is run on the target device every retry and evaluated against the wait_for conditionals.

Default: 10

wait_for

aliases: waitfor

list / elements=string

Specifies what to evaluate from the output of the command and what conditionals to apply. This argument will cause the task to wait for a particular conditional to be true before moving forward. If the conditional is not true by the configured retries, the task fails. See examples.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against VyOS 1.1.8 (helium).

  • Running show system boot-messages all will cause the module to hang since VyOS is using a custom pager setting to display the output of that command.

  • If a command sent to the device requires answering a prompt, it is possible to pass a dict containing command, answer and prompt. See examples.

  • This module works with connection network_cli. See the VyOS OS Platform Options.

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

Examples

- name: show configuration on ethernet devices eth0 and eth1
  vyos.vyos.vyos_command:
    commands:
    - show interfaces ethernet {{ item }}
  with_items:
  - eth0
  - eth1

- name: run multiple commands and check if version output contains specific version
    string
  vyos.vyos.vyos_command:
    commands:
    - show version
    - show hardware cpu
    wait_for:
    - result[0] contains 'VyOS 1.1.7'

- name: run command that requires answering a prompt
  vyos.vyos.vyos_command:
    commands:
    - command: rollback 1
      prompt: Proceed with reboot? [confirm][y]
      answer: y

Return Values

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

Key

Description

failed_conditions

list / elements=string

The list of conditionals that have failed

Returned: failed

Sample: [”…”, “…”]

stdout

list / elements=string

The set of responses from the commands

Returned: always apart from low level errors (such as action plugin)

Sample: [”…”, “…”]

stdout_lines

list / elements=string

The value of stdout split into a list

Returned: always

Sample: [[”…”, “…”], [”…”], [”…”]]

warnings

list / elements=string

The list of warnings (if any) generated by module based on arguments

Returned: always

Sample: [”…”, “…”]

Authors

  • Nathaniel Case (@Qalthos)