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nxos_portchannel - Manages port-channel interfaces.

New in version 2.2.

DEPRECATED

Removed in Ansible:
 version: 2.9
Why:Replaced with common *_linkagg network modules.
Alternative:Use nxos_linkagg instead.

Synopsis

  • Manages port-channel specific configuration parameters.

Parameters

Parameter
Choices/Defaults
Comments
force
    Choices:
  • false ←
  • true
When true it forces port-channel members to match what is declared in the members param. This can be used to remove members.
group
required
Channel-group number for the port-channel.
members
List of interfaces that will be managed in a given portchannel.
min_links
Min links required to keep portchannel up.
mode
    Choices:
  • active
  • passive
  • on
Default:
yes
Mode for the port-channel, i.e. on, active, passive.
provider
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
This option is only required if you are using NX-API.
For more information please see the NXOS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
 
username
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate either the CLI login or the nxapi authentication depending on which transport is used. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
 
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for the cli transport. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
 
use_proxy
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
 
host
required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.
 
timeout
(added in 2.3)
Default:
10
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error. NX-API can be slow to return on long-running commands (sh mac, sh bgp, etc).
 
use_ssl
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
 
password
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or nxapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
 
validate_certs
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. If the transport argument is not nxapi, this value is ignored.
 
port
Default:
0 (use common port)
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. This value applies to either cli or nxapi. The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task. (cli=22, http=80, https=443).
 
transport
required
Default:
cli
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device. The transport argument supports connectivity to the device over cli (ssh) or nxapi.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Manage the state of the resource.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL
  • state=absent removes the portchannel config and interface if it already exists. If members to be removed are not explicitly passed, all existing members (if any), are removed.
  • Members must be a list.
  • LACP needs to be enabled first if active/passive modes are used.
  • For information on using CLI and NX-API see the NXOS Platform Options guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the Cisco integration page.

Examples

# Ensure port-channel99 is created, add two members, and set to mode on
- nxos_portchannel:
    group: 99
    members: ['Ethernet1/1','Ethernet1/2']
    mode: 'active'
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key
Returned
Description
commands
list
always
command sent to the device

Sample:
['interface Ethernet2/6', 'no channel-group 12', 'interface Ethernet2/5', 'no channel-group 12', 'interface Ethernet2/6', 'channel-group 12 mode on', 'interface Ethernet2/5', 'channel-group 12 mode on']


Status

This module is flagged as deprecated and will be removed in version 2.9. For more information see DEPRECATED.

Author

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)
  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)

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