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voss_command – Run commands on remote devices running Extreme VOSS

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Sends arbitrary commands to an Extreme VSP device running VOSS, 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.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
commands
- / required
List of commands to send to the remote VOSS device. 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. If a command sent to the device requires answering a prompt, it is possible to pass a dict containing command, answer and prompt. Common answers are 'y' or "\r" (carriage return, must be double quotes). See examples.
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
-
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 VOSS 7.0.0

Examples

tasks:
  - name: run show sys software on remote devices
    voss_command:
      commands: show sys software

  - name: run show sys software and check to see if output contains VOSS
    voss_command:
      commands: show sys software
      wait_for: result[0] contains VOSS

  - name: run multiple commands on remote nodes
    voss_command:
      commands:
        - show sys software
        - show interfaces vlan

  - name: run multiple commands and evaluate the output
    voss_command:
      commands:
        - show sys software
        - show interfaces vlan
      wait_for:
        - result[0] contains Version
        - result[1] contains Basic

  - name: run command that requires answering a prompt
    voss_command:
      commands:
        - command: 'reset'
          prompt: 'Are you sure you want to reset the switch? (y/n)'
          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

Authors

  • Lindsay Hill (@LindsayHill)

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