panos_object_facts – Retrieve facts about objects on PAN-OS devices

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Retrieves tag information objects on PAN-OS devices.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_key
string
Deprecated
Use provider to specify PAN-OS connectivity instead.

The API key to use instead of generating it using username / password.
ip_address
string
Deprecated
Use provider to specify PAN-OS connectivity instead.

The IP address or hostname of the PAN-OS device being configured.
name
-
Name of object to retrieve.
Mutually exclusive with name_regex.
name_regex
-
A python regex for an object's name to retrieve.
Mutually exclusive with name.
object_type
-
    Choices:
  • address ←
  • address-group
  • service
  • service-group
  • tag
Type of object to retrieve.
password
string
Deprecated
Use provider to specify PAN-OS connectivity instead.

The password to use for authentication. This is ignored if api_key is specified.
port
integer
Default:
443
Deprecated
Use provider to specify PAN-OS connectivity instead.

The port number to connect to the PAN-OS device on.
provider
-
added in 2.8
A dict object containing connection details.
api_key
string
The API key to use instead of generating it using username / password.
ip_address
string
The IP address or hostname of the PAN-OS device being configured.
password
string
The password to use for authentication. This is ignored if api_key is specified.
port
integer
Default:
443
The port number to connect to the PAN-OS device on.
serial_number
string
The serial number of a firewall to use for targeted commands. If ip_address is not a Panorama PAN-OS device, then this param is ignored.
username
string
Default:
"admin"
The username to use for authentication. This is ignored if api_key is specified.
username
string
Default:
"admin"
Deprecated
Use provider to specify PAN-OS connectivity instead.

The username to use for authentication. This is ignored if api_key is specified.

Notes

Note

  • Panorama is supported.

  • Check mode is not supported.

  • PAN-OS connectivity should be specified using provider or the classic PAN-OS connectivity params (ip_address, username, password, api_key, and port). If both are present, then the classic params are ignored.

Examples

- name: Retrieve address group object 'Prod'
  panos_object_facts:
    provider: '{{ provider }}'
    name: 'Prod'
    object_type: 'address-group'
  register: result

- name: Retrieve service group object 'Prod-Services'
  panos_object_facts:
    provider: '{{ provider }}'
    name: 'Prod-Services'
    object_type: 'service-group'
  register: result

- name: Find all address objects with "Prod" in the name
  panos_object_facts:
    provider: '{{ provider }}'
    name_regex: '.*Prod.*'
    object_type: 'address'
  register: result

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
objects
list
always
List of object dicts.

results
dictionary
when "name" is specified
Dict containing object attributes. Empty if object is not found.



Status

Authors

  • Michael Richardson (@mrichardson03)