vyos.vyos.vyos_facts module – Get facts about 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_facts.

New in version 1.0.0: of vyos.vyos

Synopsis

  • Collects facts from network devices running the vyos operating system. This module places the facts gathered in the fact tree keyed by the respective resource name. The facts module will always collect a base set of facts from the device and can enable or disable collection of additional facts.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

available_network_resources

boolean

When ‘True’ a list of network resources for which resource modules are available will be provided.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

gather_network_resources

list / elements=string

When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all and the resources like interfaces. Can specify a list of values to include a larger subset. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected. Valid subsets are ‘all’, ‘interfaces’, ‘l3_interfaces’, ‘lag_interfaces’, ‘lldp_global’, ‘lldp_interfaces’, ‘static_routes’, ‘firewall_rules’, ‘firewall_global’, ‘firewall_interfaces’, ‘ospfv3’, ‘ospfv2’.

gather_subset

list / elements=string

When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, default, config, neighbors and min. Can specify a list of values to include a larger subset. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected.

Default: “min”

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.

Notes

Note

Examples

# Gather all facts
- vyos.vyos.vyos_facts:
    gather_subset: all
    gather_network_resources: all

# collect only the config and default facts
- vyos.vyos.vyos_facts:
    gather_subset: config

# collect everything exception the config
- vyos.vyos.vyos_facts:
    gather_subset: '!config'

# Collect only the interfaces facts
- vyos.vyos.vyos_facts:
    gather_subset:
    - '!all'
    - '!min'
    gather_network_resources:
    - interfaces

# Do not collect interfaces facts
- vyos.vyos.vyos_facts:
    gather_network_resources:
    - '!interfaces'

# Collect interfaces and minimal default facts
- vyos.vyos.vyos_facts:
    gather_subset: min
    gather_network_resources: interfaces

Return Values

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

Key

Description

ansible_net_api

string

The name of the transport

Returned: always

ansible_net_commits

list / elements=string

The set of available configuration revisions

Returned: when present

ansible_net_config

string

The running-config from the device

Returned: when config is configured

ansible_net_gather_network_resources

list / elements=string

The list of fact resource subsets collected from the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_gather_subset

list / elements=string

The list of subsets gathered by the module

Returned: always

ansible_net_hostname

string

The configured system hostname

Returned: always

ansible_net_model

string

The device model string

Returned: always

ansible_net_neighbors

list / elements=string

The set of LLDP neighbors

Returned: when interface is configured

ansible_net_python_version

string

The Python version Ansible controller is using

Returned: always

ansible_net_serialnum

string

The serial number of the device

Returned: always

ansible_net_version

string

The version of the software running

Returned: always

Authors

  • Nathaniel Case (@qalthos)

  • Nilashish Chakraborty (@Nilashishc)

  • Rohit Thakur (@rohitthakur2590)