arista.eos.eos_vrf module – Manage VRFs on Arista EOS network devices

Note

This module is part of the arista.eos collection (version 5.0.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install arista.eos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: arista.eos.eos_vrf.

New in version 1.0.0: of arista.eos

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of VRFs on Arista EOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of VRFs instances

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vrf name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vrf interfaces on device it will result in failure.

delay

integer

Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state arguments.

Default: 10

interfaces

list / elements=string

Identifies the set of interfaces that should be configured in the VRF. Interfaces must be routed interfaces in order to be placed into a VRF. The name of interface should be in expanded format and not abbreviated.

name

string / required

Name of the VRF.

rd

string

Route distinguisher of the VRF

state

string

State of the VRF configuration.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vrf name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vrf interfaces on device it will result in failure.

delay

integer

Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state arguments.

Default: 10

interfaces

list / elements=string

Identifies the set of interfaces that should be configured in the VRF. Interfaces must be routed interfaces in order to be placed into a VRF. The name of interface should be in expanded format and not abbreviated.

name

string

Name of the VRF.

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

Starting with Ansible 2.6 we recommend using connection: httpapi for eAPI.

This option will be removed in a release after 2022-06-01.

For more information please see the EOS Platform Options guide.


A dict object containing connection details.

auth_pass

string

Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.

authorize

boolean

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

host

string

Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.

password

string

Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or eapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. This value applies to either cli or eapi.

The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task (cli=22, http=80, https=443).

Default: 0

ssh_keyfile

path

Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.

transport

string

Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.

Choices:

  • cli ← (default)

  • eapi

use_proxy

boolean

If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

use_ssl

boolean

Configures the transport to use SSL if set to yes only when the transport=eapi. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

username

string

Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate either the CLI login or the eAPI authentication depending on which transport is used. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

purge

boolean

Purge VRFs not defined in the aggregate parameter.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

rd

string

Route distinguisher of the VRF

state

string

State of the VRF configuration.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create vrf
  arista.eos.eos_vrf:
    name: test
    rd: 1:200
    interfaces:
    - Ethernet2
    state: present

- name: Delete VRFs
  arista.eos.eos_vrf:
    name: test
    state: absent

- name: Create aggregate of VRFs with purge
  arista.eos.eos_vrf:
    aggregate:
    - name: test4
      rd: 1:204
    - name: test5
      rd: 1:205
    state: present
    purge: yes

- name: Delete aggregate of VRFs
  arista.eos.eos_vrf:
    aggregate:
    - name: test2
    - name: test3
    - name: test4
    - name: test5
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“vrf instance test”, “rd 1:100”, “interface Ethernet1”, “vrf test”]

Authors

  • Ricardo Carrillo Cruz (@rcarrillocruz)