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

Note

This plugin is part of the ansible.netcommon collection.

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.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
string
List of Interfaces definitions.
delay
string
Default:
10
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.
description
string
Description of Interface.
duplex
string
    Choices:
  • full
  • half
  • auto ←
Interface link status
enabled
string
Configure interface link status.
mtu
string
Maximum size of transmit packet.
name
string / required
Name of the Interface.
purge
string
Default:
"no"
Purge Interfaces not defined in the aggregate parameter. This applies only for logical interface.
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
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • up
  • down
State of the Interface configuration, up indicates present and operationally up and down indicates present and operationally 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 Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always, except for the platforms that use Netconf transport to manage the device.
The list of configuration mode commands to send to 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)