cisco.aci.aci_bd module – Manage Bridge Domains (BD) objects (fv:BD)

Note

This module is part of the cisco.aci collection (version 2.3.0).

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 cisco.aci.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.aci.aci_bd.

Synopsis

  • Manages Bridge Domains (BD) on Cisco ACI fabrics.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

annotation

string

User-defined string for annotating an object.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_ANNOTATION will be used instead.

If the value is not specified in the task and environment variable ACI_ANNOTATION then the default value will be used.

Default: "orchestrator:ansible"

arp_flooding

boolean

Determines if the Bridge Domain should flood ARP traffic.

The APIC defaults to no when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

bd

aliases: bd_name, name

string

The name of the Bridge Domain.

bd_type

string

The type of traffic on the Bridge Domain.

The APIC defaults to ethernet when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "ethernet"

  • "fc"

certificate_name

aliases: cert_name

string

The X.509 certificate name attached to the APIC AAA user used for signature-based authentication.

If a private_key filename was provided, this defaults to the private_key basename, without extension.

If PEM-formatted content was provided for private_key, this defaults to the username value.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_CERTIFICATE_NAME will be used instead.

description

string

Description for the Bridge Domain.

enable_multicast

boolean

Determines if PIM is enabled.

The APIC defaults to no when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

enable_routing

boolean

Determines if IP forwarding should be allowed.

The APIC defaults to yes when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

endpoint_clear

boolean

Clears all End Points in all Leaves when yes.

The value is not reset to disabled once End Points have been cleared; that requires a second task.

The APIC defaults to no when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

endpoint_move_detect

string

Determines if GARP should be enabled to detect when End Points move.

Choices:

  • "default"

  • "garp"

endpoint_retention_action

string

Determines if the Bridge Domain should inherit or resolve the End Point Retention Policy.

The APIC defaults to resolve when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "inherit"

  • "resolve"

endpoint_retention_policy

string

The name of the End Point Retention Policy the Bridge Domain should use when overriding the default End Point Retention Policy.

host

aliases: hostname

string / required

IP Address or hostname of APIC resolvable by Ansible control host.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_HOST will be used instead.

igmp_snoop_policy

string

The name of the IGMP Snooping Policy the Bridge Domain should use when overriding the default IGMP Snooping Policy.

ip_learning

boolean

Determines if the Bridge Domain should learn End Point IPs.

The APIC defaults to yes when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

ipv6_l3_unknown_multicast

string

Determines the forwarding method to use for IPv6 unknown multicast destinations.

The APIC defaults to flood when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "flood"

  • "opt-flood"

ipv6_nd_policy

string

The name of the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Policy the Bridge Domain should use when overridding the default IPV6 ND Policy.

l2_unknown_unicast

string

Determines what forwarding method to use for unknown l2 destinations.

The APIC defaults to proxy when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "proxy"

  • "flood"

l3_unknown_multicast

string

Determines the forwarding method to use for unknown multicast destinations.

The APIC defaults to flood when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "flood"

  • "opt-flood"

limit_ip_learn

boolean

Determines if the BD should limit IP learning to only subnets owned by the Bridge Domain.

The APIC defaults to yes when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

mac_address

aliases: mac

string

The MAC Address to assign to the bd instead of using the default.

The APIC defaults to 00:22:BD:F8:19:FF when unset during creation.

multi_dest

string

Determines the forwarding method for L2 multicast, broadcast, and link layer traffic.

The APIC defaults to bd-flood when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "bd-flood"

  • "drop"

  • "encap-flood"

name_alias

string

The alias for the current object. This relates to the nameAlias field in ACI.

output_level

string

Influence the output of this ACI module.

normal means the standard output, incl. current dict

info adds informational output, incl. previous, proposed and sent dicts

debug adds debugging output, incl. filter_string, method, response, status and url information

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_OUTPUT_LEVEL will be used instead.

Choices:

  • "debug"

  • "info"

  • "normal" ← (default)

output_path

string

Path to a file that will be used to dump the ACI JSON configuration objects generated by the module.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_OUTPUT_PATH will be used instead.

owner_key

string

User-defined string for the ownerKey attribute of an ACI object.

This attribute represents a key for enabling clients to own their data for entity correlation.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_OWNER_KEY will be used instead.

owner_tag

string

User-defined string for the ownerTag attribute of an ACI object.

This attribute represents a tag for enabling clients to add their own data.

For example, to indicate who created this object.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_OWNER_TAG will be used instead.

password

string

The password to use for authentication.

This option is mutual exclusive with private_key. If private_key is provided too, it will be used instead.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variables ACI_PASSWORD or ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Port number to be used for REST connection.

The default value depends on parameter use_ssl.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_PORT will be used instead.

private_key

aliases: cert_key

string

Either a PEM-formatted private key file or the private key content used for signature-based authentication.

This value also influences the default certificate_name that is used.

This option is mutual exclusive with password. If password is provided too, it will be ignored.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_PRIVATE_KEY or ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

route_profile

string

The Route Profile to associate with the Bridge Domain.

route_profile_l3out

string

The L3 Out that contains the associated Route Profile.

state

string

Use present or absent for adding or removing.

Use query for listing an object or multiple objects.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "query"

tenant

aliases: tenant_name

string

The name of the Tenant.

timeout

integer

The socket level timeout in seconds.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_TIMEOUT will be used instead.

Default: 30

use_proxy

boolean

If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_USE_PROXY will be used instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

use_ssl

boolean

If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_USE_SSL will be used instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

username

aliases: user

string

The username to use for authentication.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variables ACI_USERNAME or ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

Default: "admin"

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only set to no when used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ACI_VALIDATE_CERTS will be used instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

vrf

aliases: vrf_name

string

The name of the VRF.

Notes

Note

  • The tenant used must exist before using this module in your playbook. The cisco.aci.aci_tenant module can be used for this.

See Also

See also

cisco.aci.aci_tenant

The official documentation on the cisco.aci.aci_tenant module.

APIC Management Information Model reference

More information about the internal APIC class fv:BD.

Cisco ACI Guide

Detailed information on how to manage your ACI infrastructure using Ansible.

Developing Cisco ACI modules

Detailed guide on how to write your own Cisco ACI modules to contribute.

Examples

- name: Add Bridge Domain
  cisco.aci.aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    tenant: prod
    bd: web_servers
    mac_address: 00:22:BD:F8:19:FE
    vrf: prod_vrf
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add an FC Bridge Domain
  cisco.aci.aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    tenant: prod
    bd: storage
    bd_type: fc
    vrf: fc_vrf
    enable_routing: no
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Modify a Bridge Domain
  cisco.aci.aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: yes
    tenant: prod
    bd: web_servers
    arp_flooding: yes
    l2_unknown_unicast: flood
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query All Bridge Domains
  cisco.aci.aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: yes
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query a Bridge Domain
  cisco.aci.aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: yes
    tenant: prod
    bd: web_servers
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Delete a Bridge Domain
  cisco.aci.aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: yes
    tenant: prod
    bd: web_servers
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

current

list / elements=string

The existing configuration from the APIC after the module has finished

Returned: success

Sample: [{"fvTenant": {"attributes": {"descr": "Production environment", "dn": "uni/tn-production", "name": "production", "nameAlias": "", "ownerKey": "", "ownerTag": ""}}}]

error

dictionary

The error information as returned from the APIC

Returned: failure

Sample: {"code": "122", "text": "unknown managed object class foo"}

filter_string

string

The filter string used for the request

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: "?rsp-prop-include=config-only"

method

string

The HTTP method used for the request to the APIC

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: "POST"

previous

list / elements=string

The original configuration from the APIC before the module has started

Returned: info

Sample: [{"fvTenant": {"attributes": {"descr": "Production", "dn": "uni/tn-production", "name": "production", "nameAlias": "", "ownerKey": "", "ownerTag": ""}}}]

proposed

dictionary

The assembled configuration from the user-provided parameters

Returned: info

Sample: {"fvTenant": {"attributes": {"descr": "Production environment", "name": "production"}}}

raw

string

The raw output returned by the APIC REST API (xml or json)

Returned: parse error

Sample: "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?><imdata totalCount=\"1\"><error code=\"122\" text=\"unknown managed object class foo\"/></imdata>"

response

string

The HTTP response from the APIC

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: "OK (30 bytes)"

sent

list / elements=string

The actual/minimal configuration pushed to the APIC

Returned: info

Sample: {"fvTenant": {"attributes": {"descr": "Production environment"}}}

status

integer

The HTTP status from the APIC

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: 200

url

string

The HTTP url used for the request to the APIC

Returned: failure or debug

Sample: "https://10.11.12.13/api/mo/uni/tn-production.json"

Authors

  • Jacob McGill (@jmcgill298)