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net_system - Manage the system attributes on network devices

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of node system attributes on network devices. It provides an option to configure host system parameters or remove those parameters from the device active configuration.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
domain_name
Configure the IP domain name on the remote device to the provided value. Value should be in the dotted name form and will be appended to the hostname to create a fully-qualified domain name.
domain_search
Provides the list of domain suffixes to append to the hostname for the purpose of doing name resolution. This argument accepts a list of names and will be reconciled with the current active configuration on the running node.
hostname
Configure the device hostname parameter. This option takes an ASCII string value.
lookup_source
Provides one or more source interfaces to use for performing DNS lookups. The interface provided in lookup_source must be a valid interface configured on the device.
name_servers
List of DNS name servers by IP address to use to perform name resolution lookups. This argument accepts either a list of DNS servers See examples.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the configuration values in the device's current active configuration. When set to present, the values should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the values should not be in the device active configuration

Examples

- name: configure hostname and domain name
  net_system:
    hostname: ios01
    domain_name: test.example.com
    domain-search:
      - ansible.com
      - redhat.com
      - cisco.com

- name: remove configuration
  net_system:
    state: absent

- name: configure DNS lookup sources
  net_system:
    lookup_source: MgmtEth0/0/CPU0/0

- name: configure name servers
  net_system:
    name_servers:
      - 8.8.8.8
      - 8.8.4.4

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always, except for the platforms that use Netconf transport to manage the device.
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['hostname ios01', 'ip domain name test.example.com']


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

  • Ricardo Carrillo Cruz (@rcarrillocruz)

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