community.network.cv_server_provision module – Provision server port by applying or removing template configuration to an Arista CloudVision Portal configlet that is applied to a switch.

Note

This module is part of the community.network collection (version 4.0.1).

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 community.network.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.network.cv_server_provision.

Synopsis

  • This module allows a server team to provision server network ports for new servers without having to access Arista CVP or asking the network team to do it for them. Provide the information for connecting to CVP, switch rack, port the new server is connected to, optional vlan, and an action and the module will apply the configuration to the switch port via CVP. Actions are add (applies template config to port), remove (defaults the interface config) and show (returns the current port config).

Requirements

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

  • Jinja2

  • cvprac >= 0.7.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

action

string

The action for the module to take. The actions are add, which applies the specified template config to port, remove, which defaults the specified interface configuration, and show, which will return the current port configuration with no changes.

Choices:

  • show ← (default)

  • add

  • remove

auto_run

boolean

Flag that determines whether or not the module will execute the CVP task spawned as a result of changes to a switch configlet. When an add or remove action is taken which results in a change to a switch configlet, CVP will spawn a task that needs to be executed for the configuration to be applied to the switch. If this option is True then the module will determined the task number created by the configuration change, execute it and wait for the task to complete. If the option is False then the task will remain in the Pending state in CVP for a network administrator to review and execute.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

host

string / required

The hostname or IP address of the CVP node being connected to.

password

string / required

The password of the user that will be used to connect to CVP for API calls.

port

string

The port number to use when making API calls to the CVP node. This will default to the default port for the specified protocol. Port 80 for http and port 443 for https.

port_vlan

string

The vlan that should be applied to the port for this server. This parameter is dependent on a proper template that supports single vlan provisioning with it. If a port vlan is specified by the template specified does not support this the module will exit out with no changes. If a template is specified that requires a port vlan but no port vlan is specified the module will exit out with no changes.

protocol

string

The protocol to use when making API calls to CVP. CVP defaults to https and newer versions of CVP no longer support http.

Choices:

  • https ← (default)

  • http

server_name

string / required

The hostname or identifier for the server that is having it’s switch port provisioned.

switch_name

string / required

The hostname of the switch is being configured for the server being provisioned.

switch_port

string / required

The physical port number on the switch that the new server is connected to.

template

string / required

A path to a Jinja formatted template file that contains the configuration block that will be applied to the specified switch port. This template will have variable fields replaced by the module before being applied to the switch configuration.

username

string / required

The user that will be used to connect to CVP for making API calls.

Examples

- name: Get current configuration for interface Ethernet2
  community.network.cv_server_provision:
    host: cvp_node
    username: cvp_user
    password: cvp_pass
    protocol: https
    server_name: new_server
    switch_name: eos_switch_1
    switch_port: 2
    template: template_file.j2
    action: show

- name: Remove existing configuration from interface Ethernet2. Run task.
  community.network.cv_server_provision:
    host: cvp_node
    username: cvp_user
    password: cvp_pass
    protocol: https
    server_name: new_server
    switch_name: eos_switch_1
    switch_port: 2
    template: template_file.j2
    action: remove
    auto_run: True

- name: Add template configuration to interface Ethernet2. No VLAN. Run task.
  community.network.cv_server_provision:
    host: cvp_node
    username: cvp_user
    password: cvp_pass
    protocol: https
    server_name: new_server
    switch_name: eos_switch_1
    switch_port: 2
    template: single_attached_trunk.j2
    action: add
    auto_run: True

- name: Add template with VLAN configuration to interface Ethernet2. Run task.
  community.network.cv_server_provision:
    host: cvp_node
    username: cvp_user
    password: cvp_pass
    protocol: https
    server_name: new_server
    switch_name: eos_switch_1
    switch_port: 2
    port_vlan: 22
    template: single_attached_vlan.j2
    action: add
    auto_run: True

Return Values

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

Key

Description

changed

boolean

Signifies if a change was made to the configlet

Returned: success

Sample: true

currentConfigBlock

string

The current config block for the user specified interface

Returned: when action = show

Sample: “interface Ethernet4\n!\n”

fullConfig

string

The full config of the configlet after being updated

Returned: when action = add or remove

Sample: “!\ninterface Ethernet3\n!\ninterface Ethernet4\n!\n”

newConfigBlock

string

The new config block for the user specified interface

Returned: when action = add or remove

Sample: “interface Ethernet3\n description example\n no switchport\n!\n”

oldConfigBlock

string

The current config block for the user specified interface before any changes are made

Returned: when action = add or remove

Sample: “interface Ethernet3\n!\n”

portConfigurable

boolean

Signifies if the user specified port has an entry in the configlet that Ansible has access to

Returned: success

Sample: true

switchConfigurable

boolean

Signifies if the user specified switch has a configlet applied to it that CVP is allowed to edit

Returned: success

Sample: true

switchInfo

dictionary

Information from CVP describing the switch being configured

Returned: success

Sample: {“architecture”: “i386”, “bootupTimeStamp”: 1491264298.21, “complianceCode”: “0000”, “complianceIndication”: “NONE”, “deviceInfo”: “Registered”, “deviceStatus”: “Registered”, “fqdn”: “veos1”, “hardwareRevision”: “”, “internalBuildId”: “12-12”, “internalVersion”: “4.17.1F-11111.4171F”, “ipAddress”: “192.168.1.20”, “isDANZEnabled”: “no”, “isMLAGEnabled”: “no”, “key”: “00:50:56:5d:e5:e0”, “lastSyncUp”: 1496432895799, “memFree”: 472976, “memTotal”: 1893460, “modelName”: “vEOS”, “parentContainerId”: “container_13_5776759195930”, “serialNumber”: “”, “systemMacAddress”: “00:50:56:5d:e5:e0”, “taskIdList”: [], “tempAction”: null, “type”: “netelement”, “unAuthorized”: false, “version”: “4.17.1F”, “ztpMode”: “false”}

taskCompleted

boolean

Signifies if the task created and executed has completed successfully

Returned: when action = add or remove, and auto_run = true, and configuration changes

Sample: true

taskCreated

boolean

Signifies if a task was created due to configlet changes

Returned: when action = add or remove, and auto_run = true or false, and configuration changes

Sample: true

taskExecuted

boolean

Signifies if the automation executed the spawned task

Returned: when action = add or remove, and auto_run = true, and configuration changes

Sample: true

taskId

string

The task ID created by CVP because of changes to configlet

Returned: when action = add or remove, and auto_run = true or false, and configuration changes

Sample: “500”

updateConfigletResponse

string

Response returned from CVP when configlet update is triggered

Returned: when action = add or remove and configuration changes

Sample: “Configlet veos1-server successfully updated and task initiated.”

Authors

  • EOS+ CS (@mharista)