netbox_device – Create, update or delete devices within Netbox

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Creates, updates or removes devices from Netbox

Requirements

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

  • pynetbox

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data
- / required
Defines the device configuration
asset_tag
-
Asset tag that is associated to the device
cluster
-
Cluster that the device will be assigned to
comments
-
Comments that may include additional information in regards to the device
custom_fields
-
must exist in Netbox
device_role
-
Required if state=present and the device does not exist yet
device_type
-
Required if state=present and the device does not exist yet
face
-
Required if rack is defined
name
- / required
The name of the device
platform
-
The platform of the device
position
-
The position of the device in the rack defined above
rack
-
The name of the rack to assign the device to
serial
-
Serial number of the device
site
-
Required if state=present and the device does not exist yet
status
-
    Choices:
  • Active
  • Offline
  • Planned
  • Staged
  • Failed
  • Inventory
The status of the device
tags
-
Any tags that the device may need to be associated with
tenant
-
The tenant that the device will be assigned to
netbox_token
- / required
The token created within Netbox to authorize API access
netbox_url
- / required
URL of the Netbox instance resolvable by Ansible control host
state
-
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Use present or absent for adding or removing.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

  • Tags should be defined as a YAML list
  • This should be ran with connection local and hosts localhost

Examples

- name: "Test Netbox modules"
  connection: local
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: False

  tasks:
    - name: Create device within Netbox with only required information
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Device
          device_type: C9410R
          device_role: Core Switch
          site: Main
        state: present

    - name: Delete device within netbox
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Device
        state: absent

    - name: Create device with tags
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Another Test Device
          device_type: C9410R
          device_role: Core Switch
          site: Main
          tags:
            - Schnozzberry
        state: present

    - name: Update the rack and position of an existing device
      netbox_device:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          name: Test Device
          rack: Test Rack
          position: 10
          face: Front
        state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
device
dictionary
success (when state=present)
Serialized object as created or already existent within Netbox

msg
string
always
Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved



Status

Authors

  • Mikhail Yohman (@FragmentedPacket)
  • David Gomez (@amb1s1)

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