Trying to turn of Preemption via Ansible Playbook failure

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Trying to turn of Preemption via Ansible Playbook failure

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I am working on an ansible playbook for upgrading our Palo Alto Firewall, and one of the requirements that we have is that I have to disable Preemption.  I have not been able to find any examples of this so I have been working on creating my own task to add to the excellent examples that have been provided (https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks/ansible-playbooks).  Here is my task so far:

 

  tasks:
    - name: Disable preemption on primary device
      paloaltonetworks.panos.panos_type_cmd:
        provider: '{{ primary }}'
        cmd: 'set'
        xpath: |
          /config/devices/entry[@name='localhost.localdomain']
          /deviceconfig/high-availability/group/election-option
        element: |
          <election-option>
            <preemptive>no
            </preemptive>
          </election-option>
 
When I run this task I get the following error:
FAILED! => {"changed": false, "msg": "set failed, may need to override template object first"}
 
And when I change to cmd to override I get the following error: 
FAILED! => {"changed": false, "msg": "Object cannot be overridden\n"}
Additionally the management plan becomes unresponsive for several minutes.
 
I'm sure I am doing something wrong and it is something simple that I am missing on this, but I'm so deep into the weeds on it that I can't see it anymore.
 
Thank you for the help.
 
 
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Hi @ryan.slater, here's the full playbook and output in case it helps...

 

Screenshot 2021-10-12 at 21.00.43.png

 

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Hi @ryan.slater, I think it's a config format change you need. Try removing the election-option part of the xpath, leaving just 

/config/devices/entry[@name='localhost.localdomain']/deviceconfig/high-availability/group
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With this change doing a SET I get the following:

FAILED! => {"changed": false, "msg": " group -> election-option -> preemptive is invalid"}

 

And with OVERRIDE I get the following:

FAILED! => {"changed": false, "msg": "Object cannot be overridden\n"}

 

If I add a "/" to the end of the XPATH (/config/devices/entry[@name='localhost.localdomain']/deviceconfig/high-availability/group/) I still have the same errors as I previously had in my past post.

Hi @ryan.slater, here's the full playbook and output in case it helps...

 

Screenshot 2021-10-12 at 21.00.43.png

 

Help the community: "Like" helpful comments, and click "Accept as Solution" if you found your answer 🙂

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Not sure what I must have typo'ed in my first attempt, but after copying your entry, it is now working on my side as expected.  Thank you very much for your help.

 

RS

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