ansible.netcommon.net_interface module – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manage Interface on network devices

Note

This module is part of the ansible.netcommon collection (version 3.0.1).

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 ansible.netcommon.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ansible.netcommon.net_interface.

New in version 1.0.0: of ansible.netcommon

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2022-06-01

Why

Updated modules released with more functionality

Alternative

Use platform-specific “[netos]_interfaces” module

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of Interfaces on network devices.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

string

List of Interfaces definitions.

delay

string

Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state argument which are state with values up/down, tx_rate and rx_rate.

Default: 10

description

string

Description of Interface.

duplex

string

Interface link status

Choices:

  • full

  • half

  • auto ← (default)

enabled

string

Configure interface link status.

mtu

string

Maximum size of transmit packet.

name

string / required

Name of the Interface.

purge

string

Purge Interfaces not defined in the aggregate parameter. This applies only for logical interface.

Default: “no”

rx_rate

string

Receiver rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules

speed

string

Interface link speed.

state

string

State of the Interface configuration, up indicates present and operationally up and down indicates present and operationally down

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • up

  • down

tx_rate

string

Transmit rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure interface
  ansible.netcommon.net_interface:
    name: ge-0/0/1
    description: test-interface

- name: remove interface
  ansible.netcommon.net_interface:
    name: ge-0/0/1
    state: absent

- name: make interface up
  ansible.netcommon.net_interface:
    name: ge-0/0/1
    description: test-interface
    enabled: true

- name: make interface down
  ansible.netcommon.net_interface:
    name: ge-0/0/1
    description: test-interface
    enabled: false

- name: Create interface using aggregate
  ansible.netcommon.net_interface:
    aggregate:
    - {name: ge-0/0/1, description: test-interface-1}
    - {name: ge-0/0/2, description: test-interface-2}
    speed: 1g
    duplex: full
    mtu: 512

- name: Delete interface using aggregate
  ansible.netcommon.net_interface:
    aggregate:
    - {name: ge-0/0/1}
    - {name: ge-0/0/2}
    state: absent

- name: Check intent arguments
  ansible.netcommon.net_interface:
    name: fxp0
    state: up
    tx_rate: ge(0)
    rx_rate: le(0)

- name: Config + intent
  ansible.netcommon.net_interface:
    name: fxp0
    enabled: false
    state: down

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, except for the platforms that use Netconf transport to manage the device.

Sample: [“interface 20”, “name test-interface”]

Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2022-06-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)