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Add virt facts module for networks #56327

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commented May 11, 2019


A facts module for libvirt virtual networks. Facts are (mostly) generated from the XML configuration of the network, the XML document is loaded through a Config object to allow selected elements to be returned keeping the JSON output clean.

As facts are parsed from the XML config the keys returned can differ slightly depending on the resource configuration. However a key for each main config "item" is always present to provide a stable set of return values.

module_utils/ is also included in this commit and contains shared functions used in this module and intended for use in other virt "facts" modules which parse the XML config of a libvirt resource. Additional pull requests to be generated separately for domain (VM) and storage pool modules will use these "utils" functions.

Related to #27905 about issues with the existing virt modules.

For reference #56085 has this network facts module along with the others for domains and pools. As per the guidelines they are being split into separate pull requests.

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Example output from a simple virtual network.

lab-ln-kvm1 | SUCCESS => {
    "ansible_facts": {
        "discovered_interpreter_python": "/usr/bin/python",
        "virt_networks": {
            "host-only": {
                "active": false,
                "autostart": true,
                "bridge": {
                    "delay": "0",
                    "name": "virbr1",
                    "stp": "on"
                "connections": null,
                "dns": null,
                "domain": null,
                "forward": null,
                "ip": [
                        "address": "",
                        "dhcp_range_end": "",
                        "dhcp_range_start": "",
                        "netmask": ""
                "mac_address": "52:54:00:6f:7c:62",
                "mtu": null,
                "name": "host-only",
                "persistent": true,
                "portgroup": [],
                "static_route": [],
                "uuid": "40a77b1f-00a2-4464-9522-6bbcc74f5341",
                "virtualport": null,
                "vlan": null
        "virt_networks_live": null
    "changed": false

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commented May 11, 2019

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