ftd_install – Installs FTD pkg image on the firewall

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Provisioning module for FTD devices that installs ROMMON image (if needed) and FTD pkg image on the firewall.
  • Can be used with httpapi and local connection types. The httpapi is preferred, the local connection should be used only when the device cannot be accessed via REST API.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.5
  • firepower-kickstart

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
console_ip
string / required
IP address of a terminal server.
Used to set up an SSH connection with device's console port through the terminal server.
console_password
string / required
Password to login on a terminal server.
console_port
string / required
Device's port on a terminal server.
console_username
string / required
Username to login on a terminal server.
device_gateway
string
Device gateway of management interface.
If not specified and connection is 'httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the existing value via REST API.
For 'local' connection type, this parameter is mandatory.
device_hostname
string / required
Hostname of the device as appears in the prompt (e.g., 'firepower-5516').
device_ip
string
Device IP address of management interface.
If not specified and connection is 'httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the existing value via REST API.
For 'local' connection type, this parameter is mandatory.
device_model
string
    Choices:
  • Cisco ASA5506-X Threat Defense
  • Cisco ASA5508-X Threat Defense
  • Cisco ASA5516-X Threat Defense
  • Cisco Firepower 2110 Threat Defense
  • Cisco Firepower 2120 Threat Defense
  • Cisco Firepower 2130 Threat Defense
  • Cisco Firepower 2140 Threat Defense
Platform model of the device (e.g., 'Cisco ASA5506-X Threat Defense').
If not specified and connection is 'httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the device model via REST API.
For 'local' connection type, this parameter is mandatory.
device_netmask
string
Device netmask of management interface.
If not specified and connection is 'httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the existing value via REST API.
For 'local' connection type, this parameter is mandatory.
device_new_password
string
New device password to set after image installation.
If not specified, current password from `device_password` property is reused.
Not applicable for ASA5500-X series devices.
device_password
string / required
Password to login on the device.
device_sudo_password
string
Root password for the device. If not specified, `device_password` is used.
device_username
string
Default:
"admin"
Username to login on the device.
Defaulted to 'admin' if not specified.
dns_server
string
DNS IP address of management interface.
If not specified and connection is 'httpapi`, the module tries to fetch the existing value via REST API.
For 'local' connection type, this parameter is mandatory.
force_install
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Forces the FTD image to be installed even when the same version is already installed on the firewall.
By default, the module stops execution when the target version is installed in the device.
image_file_location
string / required
Path to the FTD pkg image on the server to be downloaded.
FTP, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, or HTTP protocols are usually supported, but may depend on the device model.
image_version
string / required
Version of FTD image to be installed.
Helps to compare target and current FTD versions to prevent unnecessary reinstalls.
rommon_file_location
string / required
Path to the boot (ROMMON) image on TFTP server.
Only TFTP is supported.
search_domains
string
Default:
"cisco.com"
Search domains delimited by comma.
Defaulted to 'cisco.com' if not specified.

Notes

Note

  • Requires firepower-kickstart library that should be installed separately and requires Python >= 3.5.
  • On localhost, Ansible can be still run with Python >= 2.7, but the interpreter for this particular module must be Python >= 3.5.
  • Python interpreter for the module can overwritten in ansible_python_interpreter variable.

Examples

- name: Install image v6.3.0 on FTD 5516
  ftd_install:
    device_hostname: firepower
    device_password: pass
    device_ip: 192.168.0.1
    device_netmask: 255.255.255.0
    device_gateway: 192.168.0.254
    dns_server: 8.8.8.8

    console_ip: 10.89.0.0
    console_port: 2004
    console_username: console_user
    console_password: console_pass

    rommon_file_location: 'tftp://10.89.0.11/installers/ftd-boot-9.10.1.3.lfbff'
    image_file_location: 'https://10.89.0.11/installers/ftd-6.3.0-83.pkg'
    image_version: 6.3.0-83

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
msg
string
always
The message saying whether the image was installed or explaining why the installation failed.



Status

Authors

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (@annikulin)

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