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How to use commit confirmed in Ansible with IOS XR devices?

JaakkoRau
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Hi, we have been using iosxr_config - module (https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/collections/cisco/iosxr/iosxr_config_module.html) to configure IOS XR routers using Ansible. We need to be able to use also "commit confirmed" feature to make sure routers roll back configuration if Ansible cuts it's own connection to routers for any reason. In this module we don't have that confirmed option.

 

In the iosxr cliconf - plugin documentation we have that option: https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/collections/cisco/iosxr/iosxr_cliconf.html

 

However, I couldn't find way to use it. This is what I have tried:

  tasks:
  - name: Commit confirmed
    cisco.iosxr.iosxr:
      commit_confirmed: yes
      commit_confirmed_timeout: 30

This raises and error:

The full traceback is:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/user1/.ansible/collections/ansible_collections/ansible/netcommon/plugins/action/network.py", line 297, in _find_load_module
    module = importlib.import_module(context.plugin_resolved_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/importlib/__init__.py", line 118, in import_module
    if name.startswith('.'):
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/user1/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ansible/executor/task_executor.py", line 158, in run
    res = self._execute()
  File "/home/user1/.local/lib/python3.8/site-packages/ansible/executor/task_executor.py", line 600, in _execute
    result = self._handler.run(task_vars=variables)
  File "/home/user1/.ansible/collections/ansible_collections/cisco/iosxr/plugins/action/iosxr.py", line 156, in run
    result = super(ActionModule, self).run(task_vars=task_vars)
  File "/home/user1/.ansible/collections/ansible_collections/ansible/netcommon/plugins/action/network.py", line 55, in run
    filename, module = self._find_load_module()
  File "/home/user1/.ansible/collections/ansible_collections/ansible/netcommon/plugins/action/network.py", line 300, in _find_load_module
    fullname, filename = mloadr.find_plugin_with_name(
AttributeError: 'PluginLoader' object has no attribute 'find_plugin_with_name'
fatal: [hkipas01-bbrtr1]: FAILED! => {
    "msg": "Unexpected failure during module execution.",
    "stdout": ""
}

Can anybody help me into the correct direction? What might be the problem here?

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JaakkoRau
Beginner
Beginner

I found out by reading tests (documentation is not quite helpful at the moment) in the code it should be used like this:

---
- name: load a config from disk and replace the current config
hosts: xr-routers
gather_facts: no

vars:
- path_configs: "configs"

tasks:
- name: First commit with confirmed
vars:
ansible_iosxr_commit_confirmed: true
ansible_iosxr_commit_confirmed_timeout: 30
cisco.iosxr.iosxr_config:
src: "{{path_configs}}/{{inventory_hostname}}-config.cfg"
backup: yes
- name: Final commit
vars:
ansible_iosxr_commit_confirmed: false
cisco.iosxr.iosxr_config:
src: "{{path_configs}}/{{inventory_hostname}}-config.cfg"

However, if you wanted to use "replace: config" which I do it doesn't work. I raised an issue about that https://github.com/ansible-collections/cisco.iosxr/issues/249

 

Also for some reason you need to also specify ansible_iosxr_commit_confirmed: false for second task.

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JaakkoRau
Beginner
Beginner

I found out by reading tests (documentation is not quite helpful at the moment) in the code it should be used like this:

---
- name: load a config from disk and replace the current config
hosts: xr-routers
gather_facts: no

vars:
- path_configs: "configs"

tasks:
- name: First commit with confirmed
vars:
ansible_iosxr_commit_confirmed: true
ansible_iosxr_commit_confirmed_timeout: 30
cisco.iosxr.iosxr_config:
src: "{{path_configs}}/{{inventory_hostname}}-config.cfg"
backup: yes
- name: Final commit
vars:
ansible_iosxr_commit_confirmed: false
cisco.iosxr.iosxr_config:
src: "{{path_configs}}/{{inventory_hostname}}-config.cfg"

However, if you wanted to use "replace: config" which I do it doesn't work. I raised an issue about that https://github.com/ansible-collections/cisco.iosxr/issues/249

 

Also for some reason you need to also specify ansible_iosxr_commit_confirmed: false for second task.

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