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cnos_reload - Perform switch restart on devices running Lenovo CNOS

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module allows you to restart the switch using the current startup configuration. The module is usually invoked after the running configuration has been saved over the startup configuration. This module uses SSH to manage network device configuration. The results of the operation can be viewed in results directory.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
deviceType
required

(added in 2.3)
    Choices:
  • g8272_cnos
  • g8296_cnos
  • g8332_cnos
  • NE1072T
  • NE1032
  • NE1032T
  • NE10032
  • NE2572
This specifies the type of device where the method is executed. The choices NE1072T,NE1032,NE1032T,NE10032,NE2572 are added since version 2.4.
enablePassword
(added in 2.3)
Configures the password used to enter Global Configuration command mode on the switch. If the switch does not request this password, the parameter is ignored.While generally the value should come from the inventory file, you can also specify it as a variable. This parameter is optional. If it is not specified, no default value will be used.
host
required

(added in 2.3)
This is the variable used to search the hosts file at /etc/ansible/hosts and identify the IP address of the device on which the template is going to be applied. Usually the Ansible keyword {{ inventory_hostname }} is specified in the playbook as an abstraction of the group of network elements that need to be configured.
outputfile
required

(added in 2.3)
This specifies the file path where the output of each command execution is saved. Each command that is specified in the merged template file and each response from the device are saved here. Usually the location is the results folder, but you can choose another location based on your write permission.
password
required

(added in 2.3)
Configures the password used to authenticate the connection to the remote device. The value of the password parameter is used to authenticate the SSH session. While generally the value should come from the inventory file, you can also specify it as a variable. This parameter is optional. If it is not specified, no default value will be used.
username
required

(added in 2.3)
Configures the username used to authenticate the connection to the remote device. The value of the username parameter is used to authenticate the SSH session. While generally the value should come from the inventory file, you can also specify it as a variable. This parameter is optional. If it is not specified, no default value will be used.

Notes

Note

Examples

Tasks : The following are examples of using the module cnos_reload. These are
 written in the main.yml file of the tasks directory.
---
- name: Test Reload
  cnos_reload:
      deviceType: "{{ hostvars[inventory_hostname]['deviceType'] }}"
      outputfile: "./results/test_reload_{{ inventory_hostname }}_output.txt"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
msg
string
always
Success or failure message

Sample:
Device is Reloading. Please wait...


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Anil Kumar Muraleedharan (@amuraleedhar)

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