dellos6_command – Run commands on remote devices running Dell OS6

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Sends arbitrary commands to a Dell OS6 node and returns the results read from the device. This module includes an argument that will cause the module to wait for a specific condition before returning or timing out if the condition is not met.
  • This module does not support running commands in configuration mode. Please use dellos6_config to configure Dell OS6 devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
commands
list / required
List of commands to send to the remote dellos6 device over the configured provider. The resulting output from the command is returned. If the wait_for argument is provided, the module is not returned until the condition is satisfied or the number of retries has expired.
interval
integer
Default:
1
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.
match
string
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • all ←
  • any
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.
provider
dictionary
A dict object containing connection details.
host
string / required
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
Password to authenticate the SSH session to the remote device. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port
integer
Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
ssh_keyfile
path
Path to an ssh key used to authenticate the SSH session to the remote device. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout
integer
Default:
10
Specifies idle timeout (in seconds) for the connection. Useful if the console freezes before continuing. For example when saving configurations.
username
string
User to authenticate the SSH session to the remote device. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
retries
integer
Default:
10
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 conditions.
wait_for
list
added in 2.2
List of conditions to evaluate against the output of the command. The task will wait for each condition to be true before moving forward. If the conditional is not true within the configured number of retries, the task fails. See examples.

Notes

Note

Examples

tasks:
  - name: run show version on remote devices
    dellos6_command:
      commands: show version

  - name: run show version and check to see if output contains Dell
    dellos6_command:
      commands: show version
      wait_for: result[0] contains Dell

  - name: run multiple commands on remote nodes
    dellos6_command:
      commands:
       - show version
       - show interfaces

  - name: run multiple commands and evaluate the output
    dellos6_command:
      commands:
       - show version
       - show interfaces
      wait_for:
       - result[0] contains Dell
       - result[1] contains Access

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
failed_conditions
list
failed
The list of conditionals that have failed

Sample:
['...', '...']
stdout
list
always apart from low level errors (such as action plugin)
The set of responses from the commands

Sample:
['...', '...']
stdout_lines
list
always apart from low level errors (such as action plugin)
The value of stdout split into a list

Sample:
[['...', '...'], ['...'], ['...']]
warnings
list
always
The list of warnings (if any) generated by module based on arguments

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


Status

Authors

  • Abirami N (@abirami-n)

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