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ios_vrf - Manage the collection of VRF definitions on Cisco IOS devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of VRF definitions on Cisco IOS devices. It allows playbooks to manage individual or the entire VRF collection. It also supports purging VRF definitions from the configuration that are not explicitly defined.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
auth_pass
no none
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
no
  • yes
  • no
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
description
no
Provides a short description of the VRF definition in the current active configuration. The VRF definition value accepts alphanumeric characters used to provide additional information about the VRF.
interfaces
no
Identifies the set of interfaces that should be configured in the VRF. Interfaces must be routed interfaces in order to be placed into a VRF.
name
no
The name of the VRF definition to be managed on the remote IOS device. The VRF definition name is an ASCII string name used to uniquely identify the VRF. This argument is mutually exclusive with the vrfs argument
provider
no
A dict object containing connection details.
Dictionary object provider
parameter required default choices comments
username
no
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
authorize
no
  • yes
  • no
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
ssh_keyfile
no
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
auth_pass
no none
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
host
yes
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
no 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.
password
no
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port
no 22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
purge
no
Instructs the module to consider the VRF definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured VRFs on the device.
rd
no
The router-distinguisher value uniquely identifies the VRF to routing processes on the remote IOS system. The RD value takes the form of A:B where A and B are both numeric values.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
Configures the state of the VRF definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the VRF should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the VRF should not be in the device active configuration
vrfs
no
The set of VRF definition objects to be configured on the remote IOS device. Ths list entries can either be the VRF name or a hash of VRF definitions and attributes. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

Examples

- name: configure a vrf named management
  ios_vrf:
    name: management
    description: oob mgmt vrf
    interfaces:
      - Management1

- name: remove a vrf named test
  ios_vrf:
    name: test
    state: absent

- name: configure set of VRFs and purge any others
  ios_vrf:
    vrfs:
      - red
      - blue
      - green
    purge: yes

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
start The time the job started always str 2016-11-16 10:38:15.126146
commands The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device always list ['vrf definition ansible', 'description management vrf', {'rd': '1:100'}]
end The time the job ended always str 2016-11-16 10:38:25.595612
delta The time elapsed to perform all operations always str 0:00:10.469466


Status

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