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win_ping – A windows version of the classic ping module

New in version 1.7.

Synopsis

  • Checks management connectivity of a windows host.
  • This is NOT ICMP ping, this is just a trivial test module.
  • For non-Windows targets, use the ping module instead.
  • For Network targets, use the net_ping module instead.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data
-
Default:
pong
Alternate data to return instead of 'pong'.
If this parameter is set to crash, the module will cause an exception.

Notes

Note

  • For non-Windows targets, use the ping module instead.
  • For Network targets, use the net_ping module instead.

Examples

# Test connectivity to a windows host
# ansible winserver -m win_ping

# Example from an Ansible Playbook
- win_ping:

# Induce an exception to see what happens
- win_ping:
    data: crash

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
ping
string
success
value provided with the data parameter

Sample:
pong


Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Chris Church (@cchurch)

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