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nios_network - Configure Infoblox NIOS network object

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Adds and/or removes instances of network objects from Infoblox NIOS servers. This module manages NIOS network objects using the Infoblox WAPI interface over REST.
  • Supports both IPV4 and IPV6 internet protocols

Requirements

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

  • infoblox-client

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
comment
Configures a text string comment to be associated with the instance of this object. The provided text string will be configured on the object instance.
extattrs
Allows for the configuration of Extensible Attributes on the instance of the object. This argument accepts a set of key / value pairs for configuration.
network
required
Specifies the network to add or remove from the system. The value should use CIDR notation.

aliases: name, cidr
network_view
required
Default:
"default"
Configures the name of the network view to associate with this configured instance.
options
Configures the set of DHCP options to be included as part of the configured network instance. This argument accepts a list of values (see suboptions). When configuring suboptions at least one of name or num must be specified.
vendor_class Default:
"DHCP"
The name of the space this DHCP option is associated to
num
The number of the DHCP option to configure
name
The name of the DHCP option to configure
value
required
The value of the DHCP option specified by name
use_option
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Only applies to a subset of options (see NIOS API documentation)
provider
A dict object containing connection details.
username
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote instance of NIOS.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_USERNAME environment variable.
http_request_timeout Default:
10
The amount of time before to wait before receiving a response
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_HTTP_REQUEST_TIMEOUT environment variable.
max_retries Default:
3
Configures the number of attempted retries before the connection is declared usable
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_MAX_RETRIES environment variable.
wapi_version Default:
1.4
Specifies the version of WAPI to use
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_WAP_VERSION environment variable.
ssl_verify
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Boolean value to enable or disable verifying SSL certificates
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_SSL_VERIFY environment variable.
max_results Default:
1000
Specifies the maximum number of objects to be returned, if set to a negative number the appliance will return an error when the number of returned objects would exceed the setting.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_MAX_RESULTS environment variable.
host
required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote instance of NIOS WAPI over REST
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_HOST environment variable.
password
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote instance of NIOS.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_PASSWORD environment variable.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Configures the intended state of the instance of the object on the NIOS server. When this value is set to present, the object is configured on the device and when this value is set to absent the value is removed (if necessary) from the device.

Notes

Note

  • This module must be run locally, which can be achieved by specifying connection: local.

Examples

- name: configure a network ipv4
  nios_network:
    network: 192.168.10.0/24
    comment: this is a test comment
    state: present
    provider:
      host: "{{ inventory_hostname_short }}"
      username: admin
      password: admin
  connection: local
- name: configure a network ipv6
  nios_network:
    network: fe80::/64
    comment: this is a test comment
    state: present
    provider:
      host: "{{ inventory_hostname_short }}"
      username: admin
      password: admin
  connection: local
- name: set dhcp options for a network ipv4
  nios_network:
    network: 192.168.10.0/24
    comment: this is a test comment
    options:
      - name: domain-name
        value: ansible.com
    state: present
    provider:
      host: "{{ inventory_hostname_short }}"
      username: admin
      password: admin
  connection: local
- name: remove a network ipv4
  nios_network:
    network: 192.168.10.0/24
    state: absent
    provider:
      host: "{{ inventory_hostname_short }}"
      username: admin
      password: admin
  connection: local

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 core which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Core Team. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

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

Support

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

Author

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)

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