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Arubaos Ansible REST starting

  • 1.  Arubaos Ansible REST starting

    Posted Apr 01, 2020 07:29 AM



    This is my first post here on Airheads.

    The company i work for is experimenting with Ansible for managing and basic configuring switches and firewalls.

    Everything works fine and i can use a couple of Ansible playbooks but when i try to run playbooks that make use of the REST api things go wrong.


    First of all, what is the best "method" or aruba-ansible module to manage and configure devices? Currently i try to use  aruba-ansible-modules and aruba-switch-ansible.


    As i understand, both have different methods and capabilities.


    I followed the aruba bots ansible series on Youtube and learned a lot from it.

    The (test)switch i use is a Aruba 2530 switch.



    I run Ansible 2.5.1 and python 2.7.17


    In Ansible changing the hostname with:


       hostname: "name"

    and creating a vlan via


      command: config_vlan


    works fine


    when itry to use


       state: create



    i get an error. Error 404 Not Found. Connection Close {server": "eHTTP v2.0", "status": 404, "url": ""}


    It seems something in REST API isnt working properly. But show rest-interface gives me:

    REST Interface : Enabled
    REST Operational Status : Up
    REST Session Idle Timeout : 600 seconds
    HTTP Access : Enabled
    HTTPS Access : Disabled


    Can someone please point me in the right direction?

    If extra info is required i would like to hear.


    Thanks in advance.




  • 2.  RE: Arubaos Ansible REST starting

    Posted Apr 03, 2020 04:29 AM

    Hi jangenent


    the 2530 is a L2 switch and it is not possible to have ip routing...

  • 3.  RE: Arubaos Ansible REST starting

    Posted Apr 03, 2020 07:09 AM

    Hi Alagoutte,

    You are right and indeed the 2530 is a L2 switch and it is not possible to have ip routing... That was a dumb thing to try. I forgot to mention that also other REST commands didnt work (example reboot, and i am sure the switch supports reboot haha).

    Anyway thanks for the list of different methods to use the switch. As i understand, most of the links you gave me are not specific for Ansible. They can general methods that you can use to configure a switch?

  • 4.  RE: Arubaos Ansible REST starting

    Posted Apr 23, 2020 03:48 PM

    Hi @jangenent !


    Here are some resources to get you started with automating with Ansible:

    If you're looking into using a combination of the REST API modules with the SSH/CLI modules I recommend looking at our  that explains how to use both REST API and SSH/CLI modules.


    Please me let know if you're having any more trouble or have any more questions!