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iosxr_banner - Manage multiline banners on Cisco IOS XR devices

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • This module will configure both exec and motd banners on remote device running Cisco IOS XR. It allows playbooks to add or remove banner text from the running configuration.

Requirements

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

  • ncclient >= 0.5.3 when using netconf
  • lxml >= 4.1.1 when using netconf

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
banner
required
    Choices:
  • login
  • motd
Specifies the type of banner to configure on remote device.
provider
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
For more information please see the Network Guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Existential state of the configuration on the device.
text
Banner text to be configured. Accepts multiline string, without empty lines. Requires state=present.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against IOS XRv 6.1.2
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the Cisco integration page.

Examples

- name: configure the login banner
  iosxr_banner:
    banner: login
    text: |
      this is my login banner
      that contains a multiline
      string
    state: present
- name: remove the motd banner
  iosxr_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: absent
- name: Configure banner from file
  iosxr_banner:
    banner:  motd
    text: "{{ lookup('file', './config_partial/raw_banner.cfg') }}"
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always (empty list when no commands to send)
The list of configuration mode commands sent to device with transport cli

Sample:
['banner login', 'this is my login banner', 'that contains a multiline', 'string']
xml
list

(added in 2.5)
always (empty list when no xml rpc to send)
NetConf rpc xml sent to device with transport netconf

Sample:
['<config xmlns:xc="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:base:1.0"> <banners xmlns="http://cisco.com/ns/yang/Cisco-IOS-XR-infra-infra-cfg"> <banner xc:operation="merge"> <banner-name>motd</banner-name> <banner-text>Ansible banner example</banner-text> </banner> </banners> </config>']


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 network which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Network Team. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

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

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)
  • Kedar Kekan (@kedarX)

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