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ios_static_route - Manage static IP routes on Cisco IOS network devices

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of static IP routes on Cisco IOS network devices.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • Python >= 3.3 or ipaddress python package

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
admin_distance
Admin distance of the static route.
aggregate
List of static route definitions.
auth_pass Default:
none
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes with become_pass.
For more information please see the IOS 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.
For more information please see the IOS 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.
mask
Network prefix mask of the static route.
next_hop
Next hop IP of the static route.
prefix
Network prefix of the static route.
provider Default:
None
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
For more information please see the IOS 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:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
username
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.
password Default:
None
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.
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 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.
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the static route configuration.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure static route
  ios_static_route:
    prefix: 192.168.2.0
    mask: 255.255.255.0
    next_hop: 10.0.0.1

- name: remove configuration
  ios_static_route:
    prefix: 192.168.2.0
    mask: 255.255.255.0
    next_hop: 10.0.0.1
    state: absent

- name: Add static route aggregates
  ios_static_route:
    aggregate:
      - { prefix: 172.16.32.0, mask: 255.255.255.0, next_hop: 10.0.0.8 }
      - { prefix: 172.16.33.0, mask: 255.255.255.0, next_hop: 10.0.0.8 }

- name: Add static route aggregates
  ios_static_route:
    aggregate:
      - { prefix: 172.16.32.0, mask: 255.255.255.0, next_hop: 10.0.0.8 }
      - { prefix: 172.16.33.0, mask: 255.255.255.0, next_hop: 10.0.0.8 }
    state: absent

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:
['ip route 192.168.2.0 255.255.255.0 10.0.0.1']


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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