nxos_vpc_interface - Manages interface VPC configuration

New in version 2.2.


  • Manages interface VPC configuration


parameter required default choices comments
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.
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.
Set to true/false for peer link config on associated portchannel.
no 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).
Group number of the portchannel that will be configured.
Convenience method that allows all nxos arguments to be passed as a dict object. All constraints (required, choices, etc) must be met either by individual arguments or values in this dict.
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.
  • present
  • absent
Manages desired state of the resource.
(added in 2.3)
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. NX-API can be slow to return on long-running commands (sh mac, sh bgp, etc).
yes 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.
  • yes
  • no
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
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.
  • yes
  • no
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.
VPC group/id that will be configured on associated portchannel.


- nxos_vpc_portchannel:
    portchannel: 10
    vpc: 100
    username: "{{ un }}"
    password: "{{ pwd }}"
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
end_state k/v pairs of configuration after module execution always dict {'peer-link': False, 'portchannel': '100', 'vpc': '10'}
changed check to see if a change was made on the device always boolean True
updates commands sent to the device always list ['interface port-channel100', 'vpc 10']
proposed k/v pairs of parameters passed into module always dict {'portchannel': '100', 'vpc': '10'}
existing k/v pairs of existing configuration always dict {}



  • Either vpc or peer_link param is required, but not both.
  • state=absent removes whatever VPC config is on a port-channel if one exists.
  • Re-assigning a vpc or peerlink from one portchannel to another is not supported. The module will force the user to unconfigure an existing vpc/pl before configuring the same value on a new portchannel


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