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iosxr_netconf - Configures NetConf sub-system service on Cisco IOS-XR devices

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module provides an abstraction that enables and configures the netconf system service running on Cisco IOS-XR Software. This module can be used to easily enable the Netconf API. Netconf provides a programmatic interface for working with configuration and state resources as defined in RFC 6242.

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
netconf_port Default:
830
This argument specifies the port the netconf service should listen on for SSH connections. The default port as defined in RFC 6242 is 830.

aliases: listens_on
netconf_vrf Default:
default
netconf vrf name

aliases: vrf
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
Specifies the state of the iosxr_netconf resource on the remote device. If the state argument is set to present the netconf service will be configured. If the state argument is set to absent the netconf service will be removed from the configuration.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Cisco IOS XR Software, Version 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: enable netconf service on port 830
  iosxr_netconf:
    listens_on: 830
    state: present

- name: disable netconf service
  iosxr_netconf:
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
str
when changed is True
Returns the command sent to the remote device

Sample:
ssh server netconf port 830


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

  • Kedar Kekan (@kedarX)

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