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iosxr_command – Run commands on remote devices running Cisco IOS XR

New in version 2.1.

Synopsis

  • Sends arbitrary commands to an IOS XR 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 iosxr_config to configure iosxr devices.

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
commands
- / required
List of commands to send to the remote iosxr 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
-
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
-
added in 2.2
    Choices:
  • any
  • all ←
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
-
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.
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.
retries
-
Default:
10
Specifies the number of retries a command should by 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
-
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.

aliases: waitfor

Notes

Note

  • This module does not support netconf connection
  • Tested against IOS XR 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

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

  - name: run show version and check to see if output contains iosxr
    iosxr_command:
      commands: show version
      wait_for: result[0] contains IOS-XR

  - name: run multiple commands on remote nodes
    iosxr_command:
      commands:
        - show version
        - show interfaces
        - { command: example command that prompts, prompt: expected prompt, answer: yes}

  - name: run multiple commands and evaluate the output
    iosxr_command:
      commands:
        - show version
        - show interfaces
      wait_for:
        - result[0] contains IOS-XR
        - result[1] contains Loopback0

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


Status

Red Hat Support

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

Authors

  • Ricardo Carrillo Cruz (@rcarrillocruz)

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