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nxos_vxlan_vtep - Manages VXLAN Network Virtualization Endpoint (NVE).

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manages VXLAN Network Virtualization Endpoint (NVE) overlay interface that terminates VXLAN tunnels.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
description
no
Description of the NVE interface.
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.
host_reachability
no
  • true
  • false
Specify mechanism for host reachability advertisement.
interface
yes
Interface name for the VXLAN Network Virtualization Endpoint.
password
no
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.
port
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).
provider
no
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.
shutdown
no
  • true
  • false
Administratively shutdown the NVE interface.
source_interface
no
Specify the loopback interface whose IP address should be used for the NVE interface.
source_interface_hold_down_time
no
Suppresses advertisement of the NVE loopback address until the overlay has converged.
ssh_keyfile
no
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.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
Determines whether the config should be present or not on the device.
timeout
(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).
transport
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.
use_ssl
no
  • yes
  • no
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
username
no
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.
validate_certs
no
  • 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.

Examples

- nxos_vxlan_vtep:
    interface: nve1
    description: default
    host_reachability: default
    source_interface: Loopback0
    source_interface_hold_down_time: 30
    shutdown: default

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
commands
commands sent to the device
always list ['interface nve1', 'source-interface loopback0', 'source-interface hold-down-time 30', 'description simple description', 'shutdown', 'host-reachability protocol bgp']


Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL
  • The module is used to manage NVE properties, not to create NVE interfaces. Use nxos_interface if you wish to do so.
  • state=absent removes the interface.
  • Default, where supported, restores params default value.

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance Info

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