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Empty tag values when trying to create object in ansible

L1 Bithead

In the examples i have seen

 

    - name: Create address objects
      paloaltonetworks.panos.panos_address_object:
        ip_address: "{{inventory_hostname}}"
        username: " {{ username }} "
        password: " {{ password }}"
        name: '{{ item.name }}'
        value: '{{ item.value }}'
        description: '{{ item.description }}'
        tag: '{{ item.tag | default([]) }}'
        commit: false

This seems to work, but when i try to create object with a loop with objects i have saved i get this error.

 

failed: [] (item={'value': 192.168.0.1/32', 'description': None, 'tag': None, 'name': 192.168.0.1_SOLARWINDS', 'address_type': 'ip-netmask'}) => {"ansible_loop_var": "item", "changed": false, "item": {"address_type": "ip-netmask", "description": null, "name": "192.168.0.1_SOLARWINDS", "tag": null, "value": "192.168.0.1/32"}, "msg": "Failed create: 192.168.0.1_SOLARWINDS -> tag is invalid"}

This is how the variable look that i try to use with a loop

 

"gathered": [
{
"address_type": "ip-netmask",
"description": null,
"name": "192.168.0.1_SOLARWINDS",
"tag": null,
"value": "192.168.0.1/32"
},

 

Do i miss anything?

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Accepted Solutions

L5 Sessionator

Hi @zol123,

 

The default() empty set is not being used, it is passing through the "null" from your input variables. If you want to not set a tag if the input variable has tag=null, try omit for the default(), and ensure it gets used in the second parameter for the null use case (ref).

 

Also, ip_address/username/password are being deprecated, so please update your playbooks to use the provider parameter.

 

Example:

---
- name: Address objects with a loop
  hosts: '{{ target | default("host_labfw") }}'
  connection: local

  vars:
    device:
      ip_address: "{{ ip_address }}"
      username: "{{ username | default(omit) }}"
      password: "{{ password | default(omit) }}"
      api_key: "{{ api_key | default(omit) }}"
    address_objects:
      - {
        "address_type": "ip-netmask",
        "description": null,
        "name": "192.168.0.1_SOLARWINDS",
        "tag": "tag-one",
        "value": "192.168.0.1/32"
      }
      - {
        "address_type": "ip-netmask",
        "description": null,
        "name": "192.168.0.2_SOLARWINDS",
        "tag": null,
        "value": "192.168.0.2/32"
      }

  collections:
    - paloaltonetworks.panos

  tasks:
    - name: Create address objects
      paloaltonetworks.panos.panos_address_object:
        provider: '{{ device }}'
        name: '{{ item.name }}'
        value: '{{ item.value }}'
        description: '{{ item.description }}'
        tag: '{{ item.tag | default(omit, omit) }}'
        commit: false
      with_items: '{{ address_objects }}'

 

Result:

TASK [Create address objects] *******************************************************************************************************************************
changed: [host_labfw] => (item={'address_type': 'ip-netmask', 'description': None, 'name': '192.168.0.1_SOLARWINDS', 'tag': 'tag-one', 'value': '192.168.0.1/32'})
changed: [host_labfw] => (item={'address_type': 'ip-netmask', 'description': None, 'name': '192.168.0.2_SOLARWINDS', 'tag': None, 'value': '192.168.0.2/32'})

PLAY RECAP **************************************************************************************************************************************************
host_labfw                 : ok=2    changed=1    unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=0    rescued=0    ignored=0   

 

 

Hope that helps!

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L5 Sessionator

Hi @zol123,

 

The default() empty set is not being used, it is passing through the "null" from your input variables. If you want to not set a tag if the input variable has tag=null, try omit for the default(), and ensure it gets used in the second parameter for the null use case (ref).

 

Also, ip_address/username/password are being deprecated, so please update your playbooks to use the provider parameter.

 

Example:

---
- name: Address objects with a loop
  hosts: '{{ target | default("host_labfw") }}'
  connection: local

  vars:
    device:
      ip_address: "{{ ip_address }}"
      username: "{{ username | default(omit) }}"
      password: "{{ password | default(omit) }}"
      api_key: "{{ api_key | default(omit) }}"
    address_objects:
      - {
        "address_type": "ip-netmask",
        "description": null,
        "name": "192.168.0.1_SOLARWINDS",
        "tag": "tag-one",
        "value": "192.168.0.1/32"
      }
      - {
        "address_type": "ip-netmask",
        "description": null,
        "name": "192.168.0.2_SOLARWINDS",
        "tag": null,
        "value": "192.168.0.2/32"
      }

  collections:
    - paloaltonetworks.panos

  tasks:
    - name: Create address objects
      paloaltonetworks.panos.panos_address_object:
        provider: '{{ device }}'
        name: '{{ item.name }}'
        value: '{{ item.value }}'
        description: '{{ item.description }}'
        tag: '{{ item.tag | default(omit, omit) }}'
        commit: false
      with_items: '{{ address_objects }}'

 

Result:

TASK [Create address objects] *******************************************************************************************************************************
changed: [host_labfw] => (item={'address_type': 'ip-netmask', 'description': None, 'name': '192.168.0.1_SOLARWINDS', 'tag': 'tag-one', 'value': '192.168.0.1/32'})
changed: [host_labfw] => (item={'address_type': 'ip-netmask', 'description': None, 'name': '192.168.0.2_SOLARWINDS', 'tag': None, 'value': '192.168.0.2/32'})

PLAY RECAP **************************************************************************************************************************************************
host_labfw                 : ok=2    changed=1    unreachable=0    failed=0    skipped=0    rescued=0    ignored=0   

 

 

Hope that helps!

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