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I want to check status of Ethernet port whether it is up or down on remote server using Ansible?

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Assuming you can connect to the machine (say, using a local connection), you can interrogate the host facts.

It should expose a list ansible_interfaces, which will include the name of your ethernet interface. Each device will have a key in the facts. If your device is called eth0, you will have a dict called ansible_eth0.

The keys should include:

"ansible_eth0" {
  "active": true,
  "device": "eth0",
    "ipv4": {
      "address": "<address>",
      "broadcast": "<address>",
      "netmask": "<netmask>",
      "network": "<network>"
    },
    "ipv6": [
      {
        "address": "<ipv6_network>",
        "prefix": "64",
        "scope": "link"
      }
    ],
    "macaddress": "<hw_address>",
    "module": "<kernel_module>",
    "mtu": XXX,
    "pciid": "XXX",
    "promisc": false,
    "type": "ether"
}

The active key there will tell you whether the device is active.

I would do it in the following way:

  • discover list of devices
  • find device that matches a name
  • discover status of the device.

A shorter way might be with a json_query filter

If you need to check that the device is ready from a remote execution, you could use a wait_for on a specific port that should become available when the device is up.

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