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nxos_banner – Manage multiline banners on Cisco NXOS devices

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • This will configure both exec and motd banners on remote devices running Cisco NXOS. It allows playbooks to add or remote banner text from the active running configuration.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
banner
- / required
    Choices:
  • exec
  • motd
Specifies which banner that should be configured on the remote device.
provider
-
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
This option is only required if you are using NX-API.
For more information please see the NXOS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
auth_pass
-
added in 2.5.3
Default:
none
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
boolean
added in 2.5.3
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE 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.
password
-
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or nxapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port
-
Default:
0 (use common port)
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. This value applies to either cli or nxapi. The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task. (cli=22, http=80, https=443).
ssh_keyfile
-
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for the cli transport. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout
-
added in 2.3
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. NX-API can be slow to return on long-running commands (sh mac, sh bgp, etc).
transport
- / required
Default:
cli
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device. The transport argument supports connectivity to the device over cli (ssh) or nxapi.
use_proxy
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
use_ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
username
-
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate either the CLI login or the nxapi authentication depending on which transport is used. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
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. If the transport argument is not nxapi, this value is ignored.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Specifies whether or not the configuration is present in the current devices active running configuration.
text
-
The banner text that should be present in the remote device running configuration. This argument accepts a multiline string, with no empty lines. Requires state=present.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure the exec banner
  nxos_banner:
    banner: exec
    text: |
      this is my exec banner
      that contains a multiline
      string
    state: present
- name: remove the motd banner
  nxos_banner:
    banner: motd
    state: absent
- name: Configure banner from file
  nxos_banner:
    banner:  motd
    text: "{{ lookup('file', './config_partial/raw_banner.cfg') }}"
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['banner exec', 'this is my exec banner', 'that contains a multiline', 'string']


Status

Red Hat Support

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

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)

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