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vyos_banner - Manage multiline banners on VyOS devices

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • This will configure both pre-login and post-login banners on remote devices running VyOS. It allows playbooks to add or remote banner text from the active running configuration.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
banner
required
    Choices:
  • pre-login
  • post-login
Specifies which banner that should be configured on the remote device.
provider
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
For more information please see the Network 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 the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME 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.
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout 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.
password
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
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

  • Tested against VYOS 1.1.7
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

Examples

- name: configure the pre-login banner
  vyos_banner:
    banner: pre-login
    text: |
      this is my pre-login banner
      that contains a multiline
      string
    state: present
- name: remove the post-login banner
  vyos_banner:
    banner: post-login
    state: absent

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 pre-login', 'this is my pre-login banner', 'that contains a multiline', 'string']


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

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)

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