arista.eos.eos_lldp_global module – LLDP resource module

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_lldp_global.

New in version 1.0.0: of arista.eos

Synopsis

  • This module manages Global Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) settings on Arista EOS devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

dictionary

The provided global LLDP configuration.

holdtime

integer

Specifies the holdtime (in sec) to be sent in packets.

reinit

integer

Specifies the delay (in sec) for LLDP initialization on any interface.

timer

integer

Specifies the rate at which LLDP packets are sent (in sec).

tlv_select

dictionary

Specifies the LLDP TLVs to enable or disable.

boolean

Enable or disable link aggregation TLV.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

management_address

boolean

Enable or disable management address TLV.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

max_frame_size

boolean

Enable or disable maximum frame size TLV.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

port_description

boolean

Enable or disable port description TLV.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

system_capabilities

boolean

Enable or disable system capabilities TLV.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

system_description

boolean

Enable or disable system description TLV.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

system_name

boolean

Enable or disable system name TLV.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

running_config

string

This option is used only with state parsed.

The value of this option should be the output received from the EOS device by executing the command show running-config | section lldp.

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.

Choices:

  • merged ← (default)

  • replaced

  • deleted

  • rendered

  • gathered

  • parsed

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Arista EOS 4.24.6F

  • This module works with connection network_cli. See the EOS Platform Options.

Examples

# Using merged
#
# ------------
# Before State
# ------------
#
# veos# show run | section lldp
# lldp timer 3000
# lldp holdtime 100
# lldp reinit 5
# no lldp tlv-select management-address
# no lldp tlv-select system-description

- name: Merge provided LLDP configuration with the existing configuration
  arista.eos.eos_lldp_global:
    config:
      holdtime: 100
      tlv_select:
        management_address: false
        port_description: false
        system_description: true
    state: merged

# -----------
# After state
# -----------
#
# veos# show run | section lldp
# lldp timer 3000
# lldp holdtime 100
# lldp reinit 5
# no lldp tlv-select management-address
# no lldp tlv-select port-description


# Using replaced
#
# ------------
# Before State
# ------------
#
# veos# show run | section lldp
# lldp timer 3000
# lldp holdtime 100
# lldp reinit 5
# no lldp tlv-select management-address
# no lldp tlv-select system-description

- name: Replace existing LLDP device configuration with provided configuration
  arista.eos.eos_lldp_global:
    config:
      holdtime: 100
      tlv_select:
        management_address: false
        port_description: false
        system_description: true
    state: replaced

# -----------
# After state
# -----------
#
# veos# show run | section lldp
# lldp holdtime 100
# no lldp tlv-select management-address
# no lldp tlv-select port-description


# Using deleted
#
# ------------
# Before State
# ------------
#
# veos# show run | section lldp
# lldp timer 3000
# lldp holdtime 100
# lldp reinit 5
# no lldp tlv-select management-address
# no lldp tlv-select system-description

- name: Delete existing LLDP configurations from the device
  arista.eos.eos_lldp_global:
    state: deleted

# -----------
# After state
# -----------
#
# veos# show run | section ^lldp

# Using rendered:

- name: Use Rendered to convert the structured data to native config
  arista.eos.eos_lldp_global:
    config:
      holdtime: 100
      tlv_select:
        management_address: false
        port_description: false
        system_description: true
    state: rendered

# -----------
# Output
# -----------
#
# rendered:
#   - "lldp holdtime 100"
#   - "no lldp tlv-select management-address"
#   - "no lldp tlv-select port-description"

# Using parsed

# parsed.cfg

# lldp timer 3000
# lldp holdtime 100
# lldp reinit 5
# no lldp tlv-select management-address
# no lldp tlv-select system-description

- name: Use parsed to convert native configs to structured data
  arista.eos.lldp_global:
    running_config: "{{ lookup('file', 'parsed.cfg') }}"
    state: parsed

# -----------
# Output
# -----------

#    parsed:
#      holdtime: 100
#      timer 3000
#      reinit 5
#      tlv_select:
#        management_address: False
#        port_description: False
#        system_description: True

# Using gathered:
# native config:
# lldp timer 3000
# lldp holdtime 100
# lldp reinit 5
# no lldp tlv-select management-address
# no lldp tlv-select system-description


- name: Gather lldp_global facts from the device
  arista.eos.lldp_global:
    state: gathered

# -----------
# Output
# -----------

#    gathered:
#      holdtime: 100
#      timer 3000
#      reinit 5
#      tlv_select:
#        management_address: False
#        port_description: False
#        system_description: True

Return Values

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

Key

Description

after

dictionary

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

dictionary

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: [“lldp holdtime 100”, “no lldp timer”, “lldp tlv-select system-description”]

Authors

  • Nathaniel Case (@Qalthos)