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nxos_switchport - Manages Layer 2 switchport interfaces.

New in version 2.1.

DEPRECATED

Removed in Ansible:
 version: 2.9
Why:Replaced with generic version.
Alternative:Use nxos_l2_interface instead.

Synopsis

  • Manages Layer 2 interfaces

Parameters

Parameter
Choices/Defaults
Comments
access_vlan
If mode=access, used as the access VLAN ID.
interface
Full name of the interface, i.e. Ethernet1/1.
mode
    Choices:
  • access
  • trunk
Mode for the Layer 2 port.
native_vlan
If mode=trunk, used as the trunk native VLAN ID.
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
  • unconfigured
Manage the state of the resource.
trunk_allowed_vlans
(added in 2.2)
if mode=trunk, these are the only VLANs that will be configured on the trunk, i.e. "2-10,15".
trunk_vlans
If mode=trunk, used as the VLAN range to ADD or REMOVE from the trunk.

aliases: trunk_add_vlans

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL
  • When state=absent, VLANs can be added/removed from trunk links and the existing access VLAN can be ‘unconfigured’ to just having VLAN 1 on that interface.
  • When working with trunks VLANs the keywords add/remove are always sent in the switchport trunk allowed vlan command. Use verbose mode to see commands sent.
  • When state=unconfigured, the interface will result with having a default Layer 2 interface, i.e. vlan 1 in access mode.
  • 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

- name: Ensure Eth1/5 is in its default switchport state
  nxos_switchport:
    interface: eth1/5
    state: unconfigured

- name: Ensure Eth1/5 is configured for access vlan 20
  nxos_switchport:
    interface: eth1/5
    mode: access
    access_vlan: 20

- name: Ensure Eth1/5 only has vlans 5-10 as trunk vlans
  nxos_switchport:
    interface: eth1/5
    mode: trunk
    native_vlan: 10
    trunk_vlans: 5-10

- name: Ensure eth1/5 is a trunk port and ensure 2-50 are being tagged (doesn't mean others aren't also being tagged)
  nxos_switchport:
    interface: eth1/5
    mode: trunk
    native_vlan: 10
    trunk_vlans: 2-50

- name: Ensure these VLANs are not being tagged on the trunk
  nxos_switchport:
    interface: eth1/5
    mode: trunk
    trunk_vlans: 51-4094
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key
Returned
Description
commands
list
always
command string sent to the device

Sample:
['interface eth1/5', 'switchport access vlan 20']


Status

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

Author

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)

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