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slxos_command - Run commands on remote devices running Extreme Networks SLX-OS

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Sends arbitrary commands to an SLX node and returns the results read from the device. This module includes an argument that will cause the module to wait for a specific condition before returning or timing out if the condition is not met.
  • This module does not support running commands in configuration mode. Please use slxos_config to configure SLX-OS devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
commands
required
List of commands to send to the remote SLX-OS device over the configured provider. The resulting output from the command is returned. If the wait_for argument is provided, the module is not returned until the condition is satisfied or the number of retries has expired.
interval Default:
1
Configures the interval in seconds to wait between retries of the command. If the command does not pass the specified conditions, the interval indicates how long to wait before trying the command again.
match
    Choices:
  • any
  • all ←
The match argument is used in conjunction with the wait_for argument to specify the match policy. Valid values are all or any. If the value is set to all then all conditionals in the wait_for must be satisfied. If the value is set to any then only one of the values must be satisfied.
retries Default:
10
Specifies the number of retries a command should by tried before it is considered failed. The command is run on the target device every retry and evaluated against the wait_for conditions.
wait_for Default:
None
List of conditions to evaluate against the output of the command. The task will wait for each condition to be true before moving forward. If the conditional is not true within the configured number of retries, the task fails. See examples.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against SLX-OS 17s.1.02
  • If a command sent to the device requires answering a prompt, it is possible to pass a dict containing command, answer and prompt. See examples.

Examples

tasks:
  - name: run show version on remote devices
    slxos_command:
      commands: show version

  - name: run show version and check to see if output contains SLX
    slxos_command:
      commands: show version
      wait_for: result[0] contains SLX

  - name: run multiple commands on remote nodes
    slxos_command:
      commands:
        - show version
        - show interfaces

  - name: run multiple commands and evaluate the output
    slxos_command:
      commands:
        - show version
        - show interface status
      wait_for:
        - result[0] contains SLX
        - result[1] contains Eth
  - name: run command that requires answering a prompt
    slxos_command:
      commands:
        - command: 'clear sessions'
          prompt: 'This operation will logout all the user sessions. Do you want to continue (yes/no)?:'
          answer: y

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
failed_conditions
list
failed
The list of conditionals that have failed

Sample:
['...', '...']
stdout
list
always apart from low level errors (such as action plugin)
The set of responses from the commands

Sample:
['...', '...']
stdout_lines
list
always apart from low level errors (such as action plugin)
The value of stdout split into a list

Sample:
[['...', '...'], ['...'], ['...']]


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 community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Lindsay Hill (@LindsayHill)

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