Using Ansible to export stats-dump with specific time range

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Using Ansible to export stats-dump with specific time range

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Good morning, LIVE Community.


I'm trying to export stats-dump from a remote PaloAlto device to my local computer using Ansible.

Prior to trying out Ansible, I'd usually use this command on the remote device to export stats-dump to my computer:

scp export stats-dump remote-port <remote_port>start-time equal <YYYY>/<MM>/<DD>@00:00:00end-time equal <YYYY>/<MM>/<DD>@00:00:00to <username>@<remote_host>:<path/to/remote/file>


I tried using the panos_export module, and it worked. But there is a problem, namely I can't seem to specify the time range for my stats-dump? Here is my Ansible playbook.


- name: Export configuration
  hosts: all
  connection: local
  gather_facts: False

  - paloaltonetworks.panos

  - name: Load variable
    include_vars: vars.yml

  - name: Get stats-dump file
      provider: '{{provider}}'
      category: 'stats-dump'
      filename: '/home/ops-user/temp'



I know that by default, stats-dump would collect data for the last 7 days. If I want my stats-dump to collect data for the last month, is there a way to specify the time range in the Ansible playbook?


Any help would be appreciated.




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


Just a brief glance there doesn't appear to be a way to customize this. Could you just use the XML-API and make the same call you were using previously? 

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