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vyos_facts - Collect facts from remote devices running VyOS

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Collects a base set of device facts from a remote device that is running VyOS. This module prepends all of the base network fact keys with ansible_net_<fact>. The facts module will always collect a base set of facts from the device and can enable or disable collection of additional facts.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
gather_subset
no !config
When supplied, this argument will restrict the facts collected to a given subset. Possible values for this argument include all, default, config, and neighbors. Can specify a list of values to include a larger subset. Values can also be used with an initial ! to specify that a specific subset should not be collected.
provider
no
A dict object containing connection details.
Dictionary object provider
parameter required default choices comments
username
no
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
yes
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
no
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
no 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
no
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
no 22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.

Examples

- name: collect all facts from the device
  vyos_facts:
    gather_subset: all

- name: collect only the config and default facts
  vyos_facts:
    gather_subset: config

- name: collect everything exception the config
  vyos_facts:
    gather_subset: "!config"

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
ansible_net_commits The set of available configuration revisions when present list
ansible_net_model The device model string always str
ansible_net_serialnum The serial number of the device always str
ansible_net_config The running-config from the device when config is configured str
ansible_net_hostname The configured system hostname always str
ansible_net_gather_subset The list of subsets gathered by the module always list
ansible_net_version The version of the software running always str
ansible_net_neighbors The set of LLDP neighbors when interface is configured list

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

This module is maintained by those with core commit privileges

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© 2012–2017 Michael DeHaan
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Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3.
https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/vyos_facts_module.html