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vyos_config - Manage VyOS configuration on remote device

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • This module provides configuration file management of VyOS devices. It provides arguments for managing both the configuration file and state of the active configuration. All configuration statements are based on set and delete commands in the device configuration.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
backup
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The backup argument will backup the current devices active configuration to the Ansible control host prior to making any changes. The backup file will be located in the backup folder in the playbook root directory or role root directory, if playbook is part of an ansible role. If the directory does not exist, it is created.
comment Default:
configured by vyos_config
Allows a commit description to be specified to be included when the configuration is committed. If the configuration is not changed or committed, this argument is ignored.
config
The config argument specifies the base configuration to use to compare against the desired configuration. If this value is not specified, the module will automatically retrieve the current active configuration from the remote device.
lines
The ordered set of configuration lines to be managed and compared with the existing configuration on the remote device.
match
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • none
The match argument controls the method used to match against the current active configuration. By default, the desired config is matched against the active config and the deltas are loaded. If the match argument is set to none the active configuration is ignored and the configuration is always loaded.
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.
save
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
The save argument controls whether or not changes made to the active configuration are saved to disk. This is independent of committing the config. When set to True, the active configuration is saved.
src
The src argument specifies the path to the source config file to load. The source config file can either be in bracket format or set format. The source file can include Jinja2 template variables.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against VYOS 1.1.7
  • Abbreviated commands are NOT idempotent, see Network FAQ.
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

Examples

- name: configure the remote device
  vyos_config:
    lines:
      - set system host-name {{ inventory_hostname }}
      - set service lldp
      - delete service dhcp-server

- name: backup and load from file
  vyos_config:
    src: vyos.cfg
    backup: yes

- name: for idempotency, use full-form commands
  vyos_config:
    lines:
      # - set int eth eth2 description 'OUTSIDE'
      - set interface ethernet eth2 description 'OUTSIDE'

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
backup_path
string
when backup is yes
The full path to the backup file

Sample:
/playbooks/ansible/backup/[email protected]:28:34
commands
list
always
The list of configuration commands sent to the device

Sample:
['...', '...']
filtered
list
always
The list of configuration commands removed to avoid a load failure

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 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

  • Nathaniel Case (@qalthos)

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