Configuring /modifying OSPF interface metric using ansible

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Configuring /modifying OSPF interface metric using ansible

L1 Bithead

Hi everyone,

 

Is there an ansible module that enables us to modify the ospf interface metric?

I looked up the panos ansible galaxy collection Version: 2.13.0 but I could not find anything relevant over there.

 

The only option I could find is to use the panos_config_element_module.

 

Thanks!

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L5 Sessionator

Hi @Prabhath, I was able to edit just the metric with this task:

    - name: Change OSPF interface metric
      paloaltonetworks.panos.panos_config_element:
        provider: "{{ device }}"
        xpath: "/config/devices/entry[@name='localhost.localdomain']/network/virtual-router/entry[@name='{{ virtual_router_name }}']/protocol/ospf/area/entry[@name='{{ ospf_area }}']/interface/entry[@name='{{ network_interface }}']/metric"
        element: "<metric>{{ new_metric }}</metric>"
        edit: true

 

Hope that helps

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L5 Sessionator

Hi @Prabhath, correct, there is no dedicated module today. Both panos_type_cmd and panos_config_element could be used. Here is an example of the latter, it does quite a few OSPF parameters rather than just the interface metric, but should give you an example to work from.

 

Hope that helps

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Hi Jimmy,

I tried using the panos_config_element but I was not able to edit just the metric part of it. Is it possible to do so or do I have to remove the interface and then re-add the interface under ospf with the desired metric?

Thanks!

L5 Sessionator

Hi @Prabhath, I was able to edit just the metric with this task:

    - name: Change OSPF interface metric
      paloaltonetworks.panos.panos_config_element:
        provider: "{{ device }}"
        xpath: "/config/devices/entry[@name='localhost.localdomain']/network/virtual-router/entry[@name='{{ virtual_router_name }}']/protocol/ospf/area/entry[@name='{{ ospf_area }}']/interface/entry[@name='{{ network_interface }}']/metric"
        element: "<metric>{{ new_metric }}</metric>"
        edit: true

 

Hope that helps

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Thank you so much Jimmy!
I missed the edit parameter in my playbook.

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