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ce_config – Manage Huawei CloudEngine configuration sections

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Huawei CloudEngine configurations use a simple block indent file syntax for segmenting configuration into sections. This module provides an implementation for working with CloudEngine configuration sections in a deterministic way. This module works with CLI transports.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
after
-
The ordered set of commands to append to the end of the command stack if a change needs to be made. Just like with before this allows the playbook designer to append a set of commands to be executed after the command set.
backup
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
This argument will cause the module to create a full backup of the current current-configuration from the remote device before any changes are made. If the backup_options value is not given, the backup file is written to the backup folder in the playbook root directory. If the directory does not exist, it is created.
backup_options
dictionary
added in 2.8
This is a dict object containing configurable options related to backup file path. The value of this option is read only when backup is set to yes, if backup is set to no this option will be silently ignored.
dir_path
path
This option provides the path ending with directory name in which the backup configuration file will be stored. If the directory does not exist it will be first created and the filename is either the value of filename or default filename as described in filename options description. If the path value is not given in that case a backup directory will be created in the current working directory and backup configuration will be copied in filename within backup directory.
filename
-
The filename to be used to store the backup configuration. If the the filename is not given it will be generated based on the hostname, current time and date in format defined by <hostname>_config.<current-date>@<current-time>
before
-
The ordered set of commands to push on to the command stack if a change needs to be made. This allows the playbook designer the opportunity to perform configuration commands prior to pushing any changes without affecting how the set of commands are matched against the system.
config
-
The module, by default, will connect to the remote device and retrieve the current current-configuration to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source. There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current-configuration for every task in a playbook. The config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuration to use as the base config for comparison.
defaults
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The defaults argument will influence how the current-configuration is collected from the device. When the value is set to true, the command used to collect the current-configuration is append with the all keyword. When the value is set to false, the command is issued without the all keyword.
lines
-
The ordered set of commands that should be configured in the section. The commands must be the exact same commands as found in the device current-configuration. Be sure to note the configuration command syntax as some commands are automatically modified by the device config parser.
match
-
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • strict
  • exact
  • none
Instructs the module on the way to perform the matching of the set of commands against the current device config. If match is set to line, commands are matched line by line. If match is set to strict, command lines are matched with respect to position. If match is set to exact, command lines must be an equal match. Finally, if match is set to none, the module will not attempt to compare the source configuration with the current-configuration on the remote device.
parents
-
The ordered set of parents that uniquely identify the section or hierarchy the commands should be checked against. If the parents argument is omitted, the commands are checked against the set of top level or global commands.
replace
-
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • block
Instructs the module on the way to perform the configuration on the device. If the replace argument is set to line then the modified lines are pushed to the device in configuration mode. If the replace argument is set to block then the entire command block is pushed to the device in configuration mode if any line is not correct.
save
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The save argument instructs the module to save the current-configuration to saved-configuration. This operation is performed after any changes are made to the current running config. If no changes are made, the configuration is still saved to the startup config. This option will always cause the module to return changed.
src
-
The src argument provides a path to the configuration file to load into the remote system. The path can either be a full system path to the configuration file if the value starts with / or relative to the root of the implemented role or playbook. This argument is mutually exclusive with the lines and parents arguments.

Examples

# Note: examples below use the following provider dict to handle
#       transport and authentication to the node.

- name: CloudEngine config test
  hosts: cloudengine
  connection: local
  gather_facts: no
  vars:
    cli:
      host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
      port: "{{ ansible_ssh_port }}"
      username: "{{ username }}"
      password: "{{ password }}"
      transport: cli

  tasks:
  - name: "Configure top level configuration and save it"
    ce_config:
      lines: sysname {{ inventory_hostname }}
      save: yes
      provider: "{{ cli }}"

  - name: "Configure acl configuration and save it"
    ce_config:
      lines:
        - rule 10 permit source 1.1.1.1 32
        - rule 20 permit source 2.2.2.2 32
        - rule 30 permit source 3.3.3.3 32
        - rule 40 permit source 4.4.4.4 32
        - rule 50 permit source 5.5.5.5 32
      parents: acl 2000
      before: undo acl 2000
      match: exact
      provider: "{{ cli }}"

  - name: "Configure acl configuration and save it"
    ce_config:
      lines:
        - rule 10 permit source 1.1.1.1 32
        - rule 20 permit source 2.2.2.2 32
        - rule 30 permit source 3.3.3.3 32
        - rule 40 permit source 4.4.4.4 32
      parents: acl 2000
      before: undo acl 2000
      replace: block
      provider: "{{ cli }}"

  - name: configurable backup path
    ce_config:
      lines: sysname {{ inventory_hostname }}
      provider: "{{ cli }}"
      backup: yes
      backup_options:
        filename: backup.cfg
        dir_path: /home/user

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
backup_path
string
when backup is yes
The full path to the backup file

Sample:
/playbooks/ansible/backup/[email protected]:28:34
updates
list
Only when lines is specified.
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device

Sample:
['...', '...']


Status

Authors

  • QijunPan (@QijunPan)

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