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openvswitch_port - Manage Open vSwitch ports

New in version 1.4.

Synopsis

  • Manage Open vSwitch ports

Requirements

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

  • ovs-vsctl

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
bridge
required
Name of bridge to manage
external_ids
(added in 2.0)
Default:
{}
Dictionary of external_ids applied to a port.
port
required
Name of port to manage on the bridge
set
(added in 2.0)
Default:
None
Set a single property on a port.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the port should exist
tag
(added in 2.2)
VLAN tag for this port. Must be a value between 0 and 4095.
timeout Default:
5
How long to wait for ovs-vswitchd to respond

Examples

# Creates port eth2 on bridge br-ex
- openvswitch_port:
    bridge: br-ex
    port: eth2
    state: present

# Creates port eth6
- openvswitch_port:
    bridge: bridge-loop
    port: eth6
    state: present
    set: Interface eth6

# Creates port vlan10 with tag 10 on bridge br-ex
- openvswitch_port:
    bridge: br-ex
    port: vlan10
    tag: 10
    state: present
    set: Interface vlan10

# Assign interface id server1-vifeth6 and mac address 00:00:5E:00:53:23
# to port vifeth6 and setup port to be managed by a controller.
- openvswitch_port:
    bridge: br-int
    port: vifeth6
    state: present
  args:
    external_ids:
      iface-id: '{{ inventory_hostname }}-vifeth6'
      attached-mac: '00:00:5E:00:53:23'
      vm-id: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      iface-status: active

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

  • David Stygstra (@stygstra)

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