vyos_ping – Tests reachability using ping from VyOS network devices

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Tests reachability using ping from a VyOS device to a remote destination.
  • Tested against VyOS 1.1.8 (helium)
  • For a general purpose network module, see the net_ping module.
  • For Windows targets, use the win_ping module instead.
  • For targets running Python, use the ping module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
count
integer
Default:
5
Number of packets to send to check reachability.
dest
- / required
The IP Address or hostname (resolvable by the device) of the remote node.
interval
integer
Determines the interval (in seconds) between consecutive pings.
provider
dictionary
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.
host
string / 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.
password
string
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
integer
Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
ssh_keyfile
path
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
integer
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.
username
string
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.
size
integer
Determines the size (in bytes) of the ping packet(s).
source
-
The source interface or IP Address to use while sending the ping packet(s).
state
-
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Determines if the expected result is success or fail.
ttl
integer
The time-to-live value for the ICMP packet(s).

Notes

Note

  • For a general purpose network module, see the net_ping module.
  • For Windows targets, use the win_ping module instead.
  • For targets running Python, use the ping module instead.
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

Examples

- name: Test reachability to 10.10.10.10
  vyos_ping:
    dest: 10.10.10.10

- name: Test reachability to 10.20.20.20 using source and ttl set
  vyos_ping:
    dest: 10.20.20.20
    source: eth0
    ttl: 128

- name: Test unreachability to 10.30.30.30 using interval
  vyos_ping:
    dest: 10.30.30.30
    interval: 3
    state: absent

- name: Test reachability to 10.40.40.40 setting count and source
  vyos_ping:
    dest: 10.40.40.40
    source: eth1
    count: 20
    size: 512

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always
List of commands sent.

Sample:
['ping 10.8.38.44 count 10 interface eth0 ttl 128']
packet_loss
string
always
Percentage of packets lost.

Sample:
0%
packets_rx
integer
always
Packets successfully received.

Sample:
20
packets_tx
integer
always
Packets successfully transmitted.

Sample:
20
rtt
dictionary
when ping succeeds
The round trip time (RTT) stats.

Sample:
{'avg': 2, 'max': 8, 'min': 1, 'mdev': 24}


Status

Authors

  • Nilashish Chakraborty (@nilashishc)

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