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aci_epg - Manage End Point Groups (EPG) objects (fv:AEPg)

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manage End Point Groups (EPG) on Cisco ACI fabrics.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ap
required
Name of an existing application network profile, that will contain the EPGs.

aliases: app_profile, app_profile_name
bd
required
Name of the bridge domain being associated with the EPG.

aliases: bd_name, bridge_domain
certificate_name
The X.509 certificate name attached to the APIC AAA user used for signature-based authentication.
It defaults to the private_key basename, without extension.

aliases: cert_name
description
Description for the EPG.

aliases: descr
epg
required
Name of the end point group.

aliases: epg_name, name
fwd_control
    Choices:
  • none
  • proxy-arp
The forwarding control used by the EPG.
The APIC defaults to none when unset during creation.
host
required
IP Address or hostname of APIC resolvable by Ansible control host.

aliases: hostname
intra_epg_isolation
    Choices:
  • enforced
  • unenforced
The Intra EPG Isolation.
The APIC defaults to unenforced when unset during creation.
output_level
    Choices:
  • debug
  • info
  • normal ←
Influence the output of this ACI module.
normal means the standard output, incl. current dict
info adds informational output, incl. previous, proposed and sent dicts
debug adds debugging output, incl. filter_string, method, response, status and url information
password
required
The password to use for authentication.
This option is mutual exclusive with private_key. If private_key is provided too, it will be used instead.
port
Port number to be used for REST connection.
The default value depends on parameter `use_ssl`.
preferred_group
bool

(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether ot not the EPG is part of the Preferred Group and can communicate without contracts.
This is very convenient for migration scenarios, or when ACI is used for network automation but not for policy.
The APIC defaults to no when unset during creation.
priority
    Choices:
  • level1
  • level2
  • level3
  • unspecified
The QoS class.
The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.
private_key
required
PEM formatted file that contains your private key to be used for signature-based authentication.
The name of the key (without extension) is used as the certificate name in ACI, unless certificate_name is specified.
This option is mutual exclusive with password. If password is provided too, it will be ignored.

aliases: cert_key
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • query
Use present or absent for adding or removing.
Use query for listing an object or multiple objects.
tenant
Name of an existing tenant.

aliases: tenant_name
timeout
int
Default:
30
The socket level timeout in seconds.
use_proxy
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
use_ssl
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.
username Default:
"admin"
The username to use for authentication.

aliases: user
validate_certs
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no when used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Add a new EPG
  aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    tenant: production
    ap: intranet
    epg: web_epg
    description: Web Intranet EPG
    bd: prod_bd
    preferred_group: yes

- aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    tenant: production
    ap: ticketing
    epg: "{{ item.epg }}"
    description: Ticketing EPG
    bd: "{{ item.bd }}"
    priority: unspecified
    intra_epg_isolation: unenforced
    state: present
  with_items:
    - epg: web
      bd: web_bd
    - epg: database
      bd: database_bd

- name: Remove an EPG
  aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    validate_certs: no
    tenant: production
    app_profile: intranet
    epg: web_epg
    state: absent

- name: Query an EPG
  aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    tenant: production
    ap: ticketing
    epg: web_epg
    state: query

- name: Query all EPGs
  aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    state: query

- name: Query all EPGs with a Specific Name
  aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    validate_certs: no
    epg: web_epg
    state: query

- name: Query all EPGs of an App Profile
  aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    validate_certs: no
    ap: ticketing
    state: query

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
current
list
success
The existing configuration from the APIC after the module has finished

Sample:
[{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'ownerKey': '', 'name': 'production', 'descr': 'Production environment', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
error
dict
failure
The error information as returned from the APIC

Sample:
{'text': 'unknown managed object class foo', 'code': '122'}
filter_string
string
failure or debug
The filter string used for the request

Sample:
?rsp-prop-include=config-only
method
string
failure or debug
The HTTP method used for the request to the APIC

Sample:
POST
previous
list
info
The original configuration from the APIC before the module has started

Sample:
[{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'ownerKey': '', 'name': 'production', 'descr': 'Production', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
proposed
dict
info
The assembled configuration from the user-provided parameters

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'name': 'production', 'descr': 'Production environment'}}}
raw
string
parse error
The raw output returned by the APIC REST API (xml or json)

Sample:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><imdata totalCount="1"><error code="122" text="unknown managed object class foo"/></imdata>
response
string
failure or debug
The HTTP response from the APIC

Sample:
OK (30 bytes)
sent
list
info
The actual/minimal configuration pushed to the APIC

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production environment'}}}
status
int
failure or debug
The HTTP status from the APIC

Sample:
200
url
string
failure or debug
The HTTP url used for the request to the APIC

Sample:
https://10.11.12.13/api/mo/uni/tn-production.json


Status

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

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Swetha Chunduri (@schunduri)

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