arista.eos.eos_eapi module – Manage and configure Arista EOS eAPI.

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_eapi.

New in version 1.0.0: of arista.eos

Synopsis

  • Use to enable or disable eAPI access, and set the port and state of http, https, local_http and unix-socket servers.

  • When enabling eAPI access the default is to enable HTTP on port 80, enable HTTPS on port 443, disable local HTTP, and disable Unix socket server. Use the options listed below to override the default configuration.

  • Requires EOS v4.12 or greater.

Requirements

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

  • EOS v4.12 or greater

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

string

The module, by default, will connect to the remote device and retrieve the current running-config to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source. There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current running-config for every task in a playbook. The config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuration to use as the base config for comparison.

http

aliases: enable_http

boolean

The http argument controls the operating state of the HTTP transport protocol when eAPI is present in the running-config. When the value is set to True, the HTTP protocol is enabled and when the value is set to False, the HTTP protocol is disabled. By default, when eAPI is first configured, the HTTP protocol is disabled.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

http_port

integer

Configures the HTTP port that will listen for connections when the HTTP transport protocol is enabled. This argument accepts integer values in the valid range of 1 to 65535.

https

aliases: enable_https

boolean

The https argument controls the operating state of the HTTPS transport protocol when eAPI is present in the running-config. When the value is set to True, the HTTPS protocol is enabled and when the value is set to False, the HTTPS protocol is disabled. By default, when eAPI is first configured, the HTTPS protocol is enabled.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

https_port

integer

Configures the HTTP port that will listen for connections when the HTTP transport protocol is enabled. This argument accepts integer values in the valid range of 1 to 65535.

local_http

aliases: enable_local_http

boolean

The local_http argument controls the operating state of the local HTTP transport protocol when eAPI is present in the running-config. When the value is set to True, the HTTP protocol is enabled and restricted to connections from localhost only. When the value is set to False, the HTTP local protocol is disabled.

Note is value is independent of the http argument

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

local_http_port

integer

Configures the HTTP port that will listen for connections when the HTTP transport protocol is enabled. This argument accepts integer values in the valid range of 1 to 65535.

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)

socket

aliases: enable_socket

boolean

The socket argument controls the operating state of the UNIX Domain Socket used to receive eAPI requests. When the value of this argument is set to True, the UDS will listen for eAPI requests. When the value is set to False, the UDS will not be available to handle requests. By default when eAPI is first configured, the UDS is disabled.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

state

string

The state argument controls the operational state of eAPI on the remote device. When this argument is set to started, eAPI is enabled to receive requests and when this argument is stopped, eAPI is disabled and will not receive requests.

Choices:

  • started ← (default)

  • stopped

timeout

integer

The time (in seconds) to wait for the eAPI configuration to be reflected in the running-config.

Default: 30

vrf

string

The vrf argument will configure eAPI to listen for connections in the specified VRF. By default, eAPI transports will listen for connections in the global table. This value requires the VRF to already be created otherwise the task will fail.

Default: “default”

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Enable eAPI access with default configuration
  arista.eos.eos_eapi:
    state: started

- name: Enable eAPI with no HTTP, HTTPS at port 9443, local HTTP at port 80, and socket
    enabled
  arista.eos.eos_eapi:
    state: started
    http: false
    https_port: 9443
    local_http: yes
    local_http_port: 80
    socket: yes

- name: Shutdown eAPI access
  arista.eos.eos_eapi:
    state: stopped

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: [“management api http-commands”, “protocol http port 81”, “no protocol https”]

session_name

string

The EOS config session name used to load the configuration

Returned: when changed is True

Sample: “ansible_1479315771”

urls

dictionary

Hash of URL endpoints eAPI is listening on per interface

Returned: when eAPI is started

Sample: {“Management1”: [”http://172.26.10.1:80”]}

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)