vmware_dvswitch_lacp – Manage LACP configuration on a Distributed Switch

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used to configure Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) support mode and Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs).

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • PyVmomi

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
hostname
string
The hostname or IP address of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_HOST will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
link_aggregation_groups
list
Can only be used if lacp_support is set to enhanced.
The following parameters are required:
- name (string): Name of the LAG.
- uplink_number (int): Number of uplinks. Can 1 to 30.
- mode (string): The negotiating state of the uplinks/ports.
- choices: [ active, passive ]
- load_balancing_mode (string): Load balancing algorithm.
- Valid attributes are:
- srcTcpUdpPort: Source TCP/UDP port number.
- srcDestIpTcpUdpPortVlan: Source and destination IP, source and destination TCP/UDP port number and VLAN.
- srcIpVlan: Source IP and VLAN.
- srcDestTcpUdpPort: Source and destination TCP/UDP port number.
- srcMac: Source MAC address.
- destIp: Destination IP.
- destMac: Destination MAC address.
- vlan: VLAN only.
- srcDestIp: Source and Destination IP.
- srcIpTcpUdpPortVlan: Source IP, TCP/UDP port number and VLAN.
- srcDestIpTcpUdpPort: Source and destination IP and TCP/UDP port number.
- srcDestMac: Source and destination MAC address.
- destIpTcpUdpPort: Destination IP and TCP/UDP port number.
- srcPortId: Source Virtual Port Id.
- srcIp: Source IP.
- srcIpTcpUdpPort: Source IP and TCP/UDP port number.
- destIpTcpUdpPortVlan: Destination IP, TCP/UDP port number and VLAN.
- destTcpUdpPort: Destination TCP/UDP port number.
- destIpVlan: Destination IP and VLAN.
- srcDestIpVlan: Source and destination IP and VLAN.
- The default load balancing mode in the vSphere Client is srcDestIpTcpUdpPortVlan.
Please see examples for more information.
password
string
The password of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PASSWORD will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: pass, pwd
port
integer
added in 2.5
Default:
443
The port number of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_PORT will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
support_mode
string
    Choices:
  • basic ←
  • enhanced
The LACP support mode.
basic: One Link Aggregation Control Protocol group in the switch (singleLag).
enhanced: Multiple Link Aggregation Control Protocol groups in the switch (multipleLag).
switch
- / required
The name of the Distributed Switch to manage.

aliases: dvswitch
username
string
The username of the vSphere vCenter or ESXi server.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_USER will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Allows connection when SSL certificates are not valid. Set to false when certificates are not trusted.
If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable VMWARE_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.
Environment variable support added in Ansible 2.6.
If set to yes, please make sure Python >= 2.7.9 is installed on the given machine.

Notes

Note

  • Tested on vSphere 6.7
  • You need to run the task two times if you want to remove all LAGs and change the support mode to ‘basic’

Examples

- name: Enable enhanced mode on a Distributed Switch
  vmware_dvswitch_lacp:
    hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    support_mode: enhanced
    validate_certs: "{{ validate_vcenter_certs }}"
  delegate_to: localhost
  loop_control:
    label: "{{ item.name }}"
  with_items: "{{ vcenter_distributed_switches }}"

- name: Enable enhanced mode and create two LAGs on a Distributed Switch
  vmware_dvswitch_lacp:
    hostname: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    username: '{{ vcenter_username }}'
    password: '{{ vcenter_password }}'
    switch: dvSwitch
    support_mode: enhanced
    link_aggregation_groups:
        - name: lag1
          uplink_number: 2
          mode: active
          load_balancing_mode: srcDestIpTcpUdpPortVlan
        - name: lag2
          uplink_number: 2
          mode: passive
          load_balancing_mode: srcDestIp
    validate_certs: "{{ validate_vcenter_certs }}"
  delegate_to: localhost
  loop_control:
    label: "{{ item.name }}"
  with_items: "{{ vcenter_distributed_switches }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
result
string
always
information about performed operation

Sample:
{'changed': True, 'dvswitch': 'dvSwitch', 'link_aggregation_groups': [{'load_balancing_mode': 'srcDestIpTcpUdpPortVlan', 'mode': 'active', 'name': 'lag1', 'uplink_number': 2}, {'load_balancing_mode': 'srcDestIp', 'mode': 'active', 'name': 'lag2', 'uplink_number': 2}], 'link_aggregation_groups_previous': [], 'support_mode': 'enhanced', 'result': 'lacp lags changed'}


Status

Authors

  • Christian Kotte (@ckotte)

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