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nxos_system - Manage the system attributes on Cisco NXOS devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of node system attributes on Cisco NXOS 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_lookup
Enables or disables the DNS lookup feature in Cisco NXOS. This argument accepts boolean values. When enabled, the system will try to resolve hostnames using DNS and when disabled, hostnames will not be resolved.
domain_name
Configures the default domain name suffix to be used when referencing this node by its FQDN. This argument accepts either a list of domain names or a list of dicts that configure the domain name and VRF name or keyword 'default'. See examples.
domain_search
Configures a list of domain name suffixes to search when performing DNS name resolution. This argument accepts either a list of domain names or a list of dicts that configure the domain name and VRF name or keyword 'default'. See examples.
hostname
Configure the device hostname parameter. This option takes an ASCII string value or keyword 'default'
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 or a list of hashes that configure the name server and VRF name or keyword 'default'. See examples.
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.
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.
authorize
bool

(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.
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.
use_proxy
bool

(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
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.
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.
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).
use_ssl
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
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.
validate_certs
bool
    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.
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).
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.
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
system_mtu
Specifies the mtu, must be an integer or keyword 'default'.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure hostname and domain-name
  nxos_system:
    hostname: nxos01
    domain_name: test.example.com

- name: remove configuration
  nxos_system:
    state: absent

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

- name: configure name servers with VRF support
  nxos_system:
    name_servers:
      - { server: 8.8.8.8, vrf: mgmt }
      - { server: 8.8.4.4, vrf: mgmt }

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:
['hostname nxos01', '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

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)

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