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ios_logging – Manage logging on network devices

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of logging on Cisco Ios devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
-
List of logging definitions.
auth_pass
-
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes with become_pass.
For more information please see the IOS Platform Options guide.

Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes.
For more information please see the IOS Platform Options guide.

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
dest
-
    Choices:
  • on
  • host
  • console
  • monitor
  • buffered
Destination of the logs.
facility
-
Set logging facility.
level
-
Set logging severity levels.
name
-
If value of dest is file it indicates file-name, for user it indicates username and for host indicates the host name to be notified.
provider
-
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
For more information please see the IOS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
auth_pass
-
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
host
- / 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
-
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
-
Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
ssh_keyfile
-
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
-
Default:
10
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
-
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.
size
-
Default:
4096
Size of buffer. The acceptable value is in range from 4096 to 4294967295 bytes.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the logging configuration.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure host logging
  ios_logging:
    dest: host
    name: 172.16.0.1
    state: present

- name: remove host logging configuration
  ios_logging:
    dest: host
    name: 172.16.0.1
    state: absent

- name: configure console logging level and facility
  ios_logging:
    dest: console
    facility: local7
    level: debugging
    state: present

- name: enable logging to all
  ios_logging:
    dest : on

- name: configure buffer size
  ios_logging:
    dest: buffered
    size: 5000

- name: Configure logging using aggregate
  ios_logging:
    aggregate:
      - { dest: console, level: notifications }
      - { dest: buffered, size: 9000 }

- name: remove logging using aggregate
  ios_logging:
    aggregate:
      - { dest: console, level: notifications }
      - { dest: buffered, size: 9000 }
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['logging facility local7', 'logging host 172.16.0.1']


Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)

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