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eos_l2_interface - Manage L2 interfaces on Arista EOS network devices.

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of L2 interfaces on Arista EOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
access_vlan
Configure given VLAN in access port. If mode=access, used as the access VLAN ID.
aggregate
List of Layer-2 interface definitions.
auth_pass Default:
none
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes with become_pass.
This option is only required if you are using eAPI.
For more information please see the EOS Platform Options guide.

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
    Choices:
  • yes
  • no ←
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes.
This option is only required if you are using eAPI.
For more information please see the EOS Platform Options guide.

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.
mode
    Choices:
  • access
  • trunk
Mode in which interface needs to be configured.
name
required
Name of the interface

aliases: interface
native_vlan
Native VLAN to be configured in trunk port. If mode=trunk, used as the trunk native VLAN ID.
provider Default:
None
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
This option is only required if you are using eAPI.
For more information please see the EOS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
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.
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 eapi. The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task. (cli=22, http=80, https=443).
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 eAPI 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.
password Default:
None
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or eapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
timeout 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.
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
authorize
    Choices:
  • 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.
auth_pass Default:
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.
transport
required
    Choices:
  • eapi
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
use_ssl
    Choices:
  • yes ←
  • no
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=eapi. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.
validate_certs
    Choices:
  • 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 eapi, this value is ignored.
use_proxy
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • yes ←
  • no
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • unconfigured
Manage the state of the Layer-2 Interface configuration.
trunk_allowed_vlans
List of allowed VLANs in a given trunk port. If mode=trunk, these are the ONLY VLANs that will be configured on the trunk, i.e. 2-10,15.

aliases: trunk_vlans

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Ensure Ethernet1 does not have any switchport
  eos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1
    state: absent

- name: Ensure Ethernet1 is configured for access vlan 20
  eos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1
    mode: access
    access_vlan: 20

- name: Ensure Ethernet1 is a trunk port and ensure 2-50 are being tagged (doesn't mean others aren't also being tagged)
  eos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1
    mode: trunk
    native_vlan: 10
    trunk_allowed_vlans: 2-50

- name: Set switchports on aggregate
  eos_l2_interface:
    aggregate:
      - { name: ethernet1, mode: access, access_vlan: 20}
      - { name: ethernet2, mode: trunk, native_vlan: 10}

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always.
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['interface ethernet1', 'switchport access vlan 20']


Status

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

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Ricardo Carrillo Cruz (@rcarrillocruz)

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