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ucs_vnic_template - Configures vNIC templates on Cisco UCS Manager

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • ucsmsdk

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cdn_name
CDN Name used when cdn_source is set to user-defined.
cdn_source
    Choices:
  • vnic-name ←
  • user-defined
CDN Source field.
This can be one of the following options:
vnic-name - Uses the vNIC template name of the vNIC instance as the CDN name. This is the default option.
user-defined - Uses a user-defined CDN name for the vNIC template. If this option is chosen, cdn_name must also be provided.
description
A user-defined description of the vNIC template.
Enter up to 256 characters.
You can use any characters or spaces except the following:
` (accent mark), (backslash), ^ (carat), " (double quote), = (equal sign), > (greater than), < (less than), or ' (single quote).

aliases: descr
fabric
    Choices:
  • A ←
  • B
  • A-B
  • B-A
The Fabric ID field specifying the fabric interconnect associated with vNICs created from this template.
If you want fabric failover enabled on vNICs created from this template, use of of the following:"
A-B to use Fabric A by default with failover enabled.
B-A to use Fabric B by default with failover enabled.
Do not enable vNIC fabric failover under the following circumstances:
- If the Cisco UCS domain is running in Ethernet switch mode. vNIC fabric failover is not supported in that mode.
- If you plan to associate one or more vNICs created from this template to a server with an adapter that does not support fabric failover.
hostname
str

required
IP address or hostname of Cisco UCS Manager.
mac_pool
The MAC address pool that vNICs created from this vNIC template should use.
mtu Default:
"1500"
The MTU field.
The maximum transmission unit, or packet size, that vNICs created from this vNIC template should use.
Enter a string between '1500' and '9000'.
If the vNIC template has an associated QoS policy, the MTU specified here must be equal to or less than the MTU specified in the QoS system class.
name
required
The name of the vNIC template.
This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters.
You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), "_" (underscore), : (colon), and . (period).
You cannot change this name after the template is created.
network_control_policy
The network control policy that vNICs created from this vNIC template should use.
org_dn Default:
"org-root"
Org dn (distinguished name)
password
str

required
Password for Cisco UCS Manager authentication.
peer_redundancy_template
The Peer Redundancy Template.
The name of the vNIC template sharing a configuration with this template.
If the redundancy_type is primary, the name of the secondary template should be provided.
If the redundancy_type is secondary, the name of the primary template should be provided.
Secondary templates can only configure non-shared properties (name, description, and mac_pool).

aliases: peer_redundancy_templ
pin_group
The LAN pin group that vNICs created from this vNIC template should use.
port
int
Port number to be used during connection (by default uses 443 for https and 80 for http connection).
proxy
str
If use_proxy is no, specfies proxy to be used for connection. e.g. 'http://proxy.xy.z:8080'
qos_policy
The quality of service (QoS) policy that vNICs created from this vNIC template should use.
redundancy_type
    Choices:
  • none ←
  • primary
  • secondary
The Redundancy Type used for vNIC redundancy pairs during fabric failover.
This can be one of the following:
primary — Creates configurations that can be shared with the Secondary template.
secondary — All shared configurations are inherited from the Primary template.
none - Legacy vNIC template behavior. Select this option if you do not want to use redundancy.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
If present, will verify vNIC templates are present and will create if needed.
If absent, will verify vNIC templates are absent and will delete if needed.
stats_policy Default:
"default"
The statistics collection policy that vNICs created from this vNIC template should use.
target Default:
"adapter"
The possible target for vNICs created from this template.
The target determines whether or not Cisco UCS Manager automatically creates a VM-FEX port profile with the appropriate settings for the vNIC template.
This can be one of the following:
adapter — The vNICs apply to all adapters. No VM-FEX port profile is created if you choose this option.
vm - The vNICs apply to all virtual machines. A VM-FEX port profile is created if you choose this option.
template_type
    Choices:
  • initial-template ←
  • updating-template
The Template Type field.
This can be one of the following:
initial-template — vNICs created from this template are not updated if the template changes.
updating-template - vNICs created from this template are updated if the template changes.
use_proxy
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, will not use the proxy as defined by system environment variable.
use_ssl
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.
username
str
Default:
"admin"
Username for Cisco UCS Manager authentication.
vlans_list
List of VLANs used by the vNIC template.
Each list element has the following suboptions:
= name
The name of the VLAN (required).
- native
Designates the VLAN as a native VLAN. Only one VLAN in the list can be a native VLAN.
[choices: 'no', 'yes']
[Default: 'no']

Examples

- name: Configure vNIC template
  ucs_vnic_template:
    hostname: 172.16.143.150
    username: admin
    password: password
    name: vNIC-A
    fabric: A
    vlans_list:
    - name: default
      native: 'yes'

- name: Configure vNIC template with failover
  ucs_vnic_template:
    hostname: 172.16.143.150
    username: admin
    password: password
    name: vNIC-A-B
    fabric: A-B
    vlans_list:
    - name: default
      native: 'yes'
    - name: finance

- name: Remove vNIC template
  ucs_vnic_template:
    hostname: 172.16.143.150
    username: admin
    password: password
    name: vNIC-A
    state: absent

- name: Remove another vNIC template
  ucs_vnic_template:
    hostname: 172.16.143.150
    username: admin
    password: password
    name: vNIC-A-B
    state: absent

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

  • David Soper (@dsoper2)
  • CiscoUcs (@CiscoUcs)

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