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junos_scp – Transfer files from or to remote devices running Junos

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module transfers files via SCP from or to remote devices running Junos.

Requirements

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

  • junos-eznc
  • ncclient (>=v0.5.2)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
dest
-
Default:
.
The dest argument specifies the path in which to receive the files.
provider
-
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli or connection: netconf.
For more information please see the Junos OS Platform Options 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. The port value will default to the well known SSH port of 22 (for transport=cli) or port 830 (for transport=netconf) 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.
recursive
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The recursive argument enables recursive transfer of files and directories.
remote_src
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The remote_src argument enables the download of files (scp get) from the remote device. The default behavior is to upload files (scp put) to the remote device.
src
- / required
The src argument takes a single path, or a list of paths to be transfered. The argument recursive must be true to transfer directories.

Notes

Note

  • This module requires the netconf system service be enabled on the remote device being managed.
  • Tested against vMX JUNOS version 17.3R1.10.
  • Works with local connections only.
  • For information on using CLI and netconf see the Junos OS Platform Options guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Juniper network devices see https://www.ansible.com/ansible-juniper.

Examples

# the required set of connection arguments have been purposely left off
# the examples for brevity
- name: upload local file to home directory on remote device
  junos_scp:
    src: test.tgz

- name: upload local file to tmp directory on remote device
  junos_scp:
    src: test.tgz
    dest: /tmp/

- name: download file from remote device
  junos_scp:
    src: test.tgz
    remote_src: true

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
changed
boolean
always
always true



Status

Red Hat Support

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

Authors

  • Christian Giese (@GIC-de)

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