cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces module – Interfaces resource module

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 6.0.0).

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 cisco.nxos.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces.

New in cisco.nxos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module manages the interface attributes of NX-OS interfaces.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Aliases: interfaces

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

list / elements=dictionary

A dictionary of interface options

description

string

Interface description.

duplex

string

Interface link status. Applicable for Ethernet interfaces only.

Choices:

  • "full"

  • "half"

  • "auto"

enabled

boolean

Administrative state of the interface. Set the value to true to administratively enable the interface or false to disable it

Choices:

  • false

  • true

fabric_forwarding_anycast_gateway

boolean

Associate SVI with anycast gateway under VLAN configuration mode. Applicable for SVI interfaces only.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

ip_forward

boolean

Enable or disable IP forward feature on SVIs. Set the value to true to enable or false to disable.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

mode

string

Manage Layer2 or Layer3 state of the interface. Applicable for Ethernet and port channel interfaces only.

Choices:

  • "layer2"

  • "layer3"

mtu

string

MTU for a specific interface. Must be an even number between 576 and 9216. Applicable for Ethernet interfaces only.

name

string / required

Full name of interface, e.g. Ethernet1/1, port-channel10.

speed

string

Interface link speed. Applicable for Ethernet interfaces only.

running_config

string

This option is used only with state parsed.

The value of this option should be the output received from the NX-OS device by executing the command show running-config | section ^interface

The state parsed reads the configuration from running_config option and transforms it into Ansible structured data as per the resource module’s argspec and the value is then returned in the parsed key within the result.

state

string

The state of the configuration after module completion

The state rendered considers the system default mode for interfaces to be “Layer 3” and the system default state for interfaces to be shutdown.

The state purged negates virtual interfaces that are specified in task from running-config.

Choices:

  • "merged" ← (default)

  • "replaced"

  • "overridden"

  • "deleted"

  • "gathered"

  • "rendered"

  • "parsed"

  • "purged"

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOS 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

Examples

# Using merged

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
#   description testing
# interface mgmt0
#   description mgmt interface
#   ip address dhcp
#   vrf member management

- name: Merge provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces:
    config:
      - name: Ethernet1/1
        description: Configured by Ansible
        enabled: true
      - name: Ethernet1/2
        description: Configured by Ansible Network
        enabled: false
    state: merged

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# before:
# - description: testing
#   name: Ethernet1/1
# - description: mgmt interface
#   name: mgmt0
# commands:
# - interface Ethernet1/1
# - description Configured by Ansible
# - interface Ethernet1/2
# - description Configured by Ansible Network
# - shutdown
# after:
# - description: Configured by Ansible
#   name: Ethernet1/1
# - description: Configured by Ansible Network
#   enabled: false
#   name: Ethernet1/2
# - description: mgmt interface
#   name: mgmt0

# After state:
# ------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
#   description Configured by Ansible
# interface Ethernet1/2
#   description Configured by Ansible Network
#   shutdown
# interface mgmt0
#   description mgmt interface
#   ip address dhcp
#   vrf member management

# Using replaced

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
#   description Updated by Ansible
# interface Ethernet1/2
#   description Configured by Ansible Network
#   shutdown
# interface mgmt0
#   description mgmt interface
#   ip address dhcp
#   vrf member management

- name: Replaces device configuration of listed interfaces with provided configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces:
    config:
      - name: Ethernet1/1
        description: Configured by Ansible
        enabled: true
        mtu: 9000
      - name: Ethernet1/2
        description: Configured by Ansible Network
        enabled: false
        mode: layer2
    state: replaced

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# before:
# - description: Updated by Ansible
#   name: Ethernet1/1
# - description: Configured by Ansible Network
#   enabled: false
#   name: Ethernet1/2
# - description: mgmt interface
#   name: mgmt0
# commands:
# - interface Ethernet1/1
# - mtu 1500
# - interface Ethernet1/2
# - description Updated by Ansible
# after:
# - description: Updated by Ansible
#   name: Ethernet1/1
# - description: Updated by Ansible
#   enabled: false
#   name: Ethernet1/2
# - description: mgmt interface
#   name: mgmt0

# After state:
# ------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
#   description Updated by Ansible
# interface Ethernet1/2
#   description Updated by Ansible
#   shutdown
# interface mgmt0
#   description mgmt interface
#   ip address dhcp
#   vrf member management

# Using overridden

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
#   description Updated by Ansible
# interface Ethernet1/2
#   description Updated by Ansible
#   shutdown
# interface mgmt0
#   description mgmt interface
#   ip address dhcp
#   vrf member management

- name: Override device configuration of all interfaces with provided configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces:
    config:
      - name: Ethernet1/1
        enabled: true
      - name: Ethernet1/2
        description: Configured by Ansible Network
        enabled: false
      - description: mgmt interface
        name: mgmt0
    state: overridden

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# before:
# - description: Updated by Ansible
#   name: Ethernet1/1
# - description: Updated by Ansible
#   enabled: false
#   name: Ethernet1/2
# - description: mgmt interface
#   name: mgmt0
# commands:
# - interface Ethernet1/1
# - no description
# - interface Ethernet1/2
# - description Configured by Ansible Network
# after:
# - name: Ethernet1/1
# - description: Configured by Ansible Network
#   enabled: false
#   name: Ethernet1/2
# - description: mgmt interface
#   name: mgmt0

# After state:
# ------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
# interface Ethernet1/2
#   description Configured by Ansible Network
#   shutdown
# interface mgmt0
#   description mgmt interface
#   ip address dhcp
#   vrf member management

# Using deleted

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
# interface Ethernet1/2
#   description Configured by Ansible Network
#   shutdown
# interface mgmt0
#   description mgmt interface
#   ip address dhcp
#   vrf member management

- name: Delete or return interface parameters to default settings
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces:
    config:
      - name: Ethernet1/2
    state: deleted

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# before:
# - name: Ethernet1/1
# - description: Configured by Ansible Network
#   enabled: false
#   name: Ethernet1/2
# - description: mgmt interface
#   name: mgmt0
# commands:
# - interface Ethernet1/2
# - no description
# - no shutdown
# after:
# - name: Ethernet1/1
# - name: Ethernet1/2
# - description: mgmt interface
#   name: mgmt0

# After state:
# ------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
# interface Ethernet1/2
# interface mgmt0
#   description mgmt interface
#   ip address dhcp
#   vrf member management

# Using rendered

- name: Use rendered state to convert task input to device specific commands
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces:
    config:
      - name: Ethernet1/1
        description: outbound-intf
        mode: layer3
        speed: 100
      - name: Ethernet1/2
        mode: layer2
        enabled: true
        duplex: full
    state: rendered

# Task Output
# -----------
#
# rendered:
#   - "interface Ethernet1/1"
#   - "description outbound-intf"
#   - "speed 100"
#   - "interface Ethernet1/2"
#   - "switchport"
#   - "duplex full"
#   - "no shutdown"

# Using parsed

# parsed.cfg
# ------------
#
# interface Ethernet1/800
#   description test-1
#   speed 1000
#   shutdown
#   no switchport
#   duplex half
# interface Ethernet1/801
#   description test-2
#   switchport
#   no shutdown
#   mtu 1800

- name: Use parsed state to convert externally supplied config to structured format
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces:
    running_config: "{{ lookup('file', 'parsed.cfg') }}"
    state: parsed

# Task output
# -----------
#
#  parsed:
#    - description: "test-1"
#      duplex: "half"
#      enabled: false
#      mode: "layer3"
#      name: "Ethernet1/800"
#      speed: "1000"
#    - description: "test-2"
#      enabled: true
#      mode: "layer2"
#      mtu: "1800"
#      name: "Ethernet1/801"

# Using gathered

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Ethernet1/1
#   description outbound-intf
#   switchport
#   no shutdown
# interface Ethernet1/2
#   description intf-l3
#   speed 1000
# interface Ethernet1/3
# interface Ethernet1/4
# interface Ethernet1/5

- name: Gather interfaces facts from the device using nxos_interfaces
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces:
    state: gathered

# Task output
# -----------
#
# - name: Ethernet1/1
#   description: outbound-intf
#   mode: layer2
#   enabled: True
# - name: Ethernet1/2
#   description: intf-l3
#   speed: "1000"

# Using purged

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Vlan1
# interface Vlan42
#   mtu 1800
# interface port-channel10
# interface port-channel11
# interface Ethernet1/1
# interface Ethernet1/2
# interface Ethernet1/2.100
#   description sub-intf

- name: Purge virtual interfaces from running-config
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interfaces:
    config:
      - name: Vlan42
      - name: port-channel10
      - name: Ethernet1/2.100
    state: purged

# Task output
# ------------
#
# before:
#   - name: Vlan1
#   - mtu: '1800'
#     name: Vlan42
#   - name: port-channel10
#   - name: port-channel11
#   - name: Ethernet1/1
#   - name: Ethernet1/2
#   - description: sub-intf
#     name: Ethernet1/2.100
# commands:
#   - no interface port-channel10
#   - no interface Ethernet1/2.100
#   - no interface Vlan42
# after:
#   - name: Vlan1
#   - name: port-channel11
#   - name: Ethernet1/1
#   - name: Ethernet1/2

# After state:
# -------------
#
# switch# show running-config | section interface
# interface Vlan1
# interface port-channel11
# interface Ethernet1/1
# interface Ethernet1/2

Return Values

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

Key

Description

after

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data after module completion.

Returned: when changed

Sample: ["The configuration returned will always be in the same format\n of the parameters above.\n"]

before

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data prior to module invocation.

Returned: always

Sample: ["The configuration returned will always be in the same format\n of the parameters above.\n"]

commands

list / elements=string

The set of commands pushed to the remote device.

Returned: always

Sample: ["interface Ethernet1/1", "mtu 1800"]

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)