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nxos_evpn_vni - Manages Cisco EVPN VXLAN Network Identifier (VNI).

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manages Cisco Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN) VXLAN Network Identifier (VNI) configurations of a Nexus device.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
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.
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.
route_distinguisher
yes
The VPN Route Distinguisher (RD). The RD is combined with the IPv4 or IPv6 prefix learned by the PE router to create a globally unique address.
route_target_both
no
Enables/Disables route-target settings for both import and export target communities using a single property.
route_target_export
no
Sets the route-target 'import' extended communities.
route_target_import
no
Sets the route-target 'import' extended communities.
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.
vni
yes
The EVPN VXLAN Network Identifier.

Examples

- name: vni configuration
  nxos_evpn_vni:
    vni: 6000
    route_distinguisher: "60:10"
    route_target_import:
      - "5000:10"
      - "4100:100"
    route_target_export: auto
    route_target_both: 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 ['evpn', 'vni 6000 l2', 'route-target import 5001:10']


Notes

Note

  • default, where supported, restores params default value.
  • RD override is not permitted. You should set it to the default values first and then reconfigure it.
  • route_target_both, route_target_import and route_target_export valid values are a list of extended communities, (i.e. [‘1.2.3.4:5’, ‘33:55’]) or the keywords ‘auto’ or ‘default’.
  • The route_target_both property is discouraged due to the inconsistent behavior of the property across Nexus platforms and image versions. For this reason it is recommended to use explicit route_target_export and route_target_import properties instead of route_target_both.
  • RD valid values are a string in one of the route-distinguisher formats, the keyword ‘auto’, or the keyword ‘default’.

Status

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

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

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