cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool_range module – Manage encap ranges assigned to pools (fvns:EncapBlk, fvns:VsanEncapBlk)

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_encap_pool_range.

Synopsis

  • Manage vlan, vxlan, and vsan ranges that are assigned to pools on Cisco ACI fabrics.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allocation_mode

aliases: mode

string

The method used for allocating encaps to resources.

Only vlan and vsan support allocation modes.

Choices:

  • "dynamic"

  • "inherit"

  • "static"

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"

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

aliases: descr

string

Description for the pool range.

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.

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.

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.

pool

aliases: pool_name

string

The name of the pool that the range should be assigned to.

pool_allocation_mode

aliases: pool_mode

string

The method used for allocating encaps to resources.

Only vlan and vsan support allocation modes.

Choices:

  • "dynamic"

  • "static"

pool_type

aliases: type

string / required

The encap type of pool.

Choices:

  • "vlan"

  • "vxlan"

  • "vsan"

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.

range_end

aliases: end

integer

The end of encap range.

range_name

aliases: name, range

string

The name to give to the encap range.

range_start

aliases: start

integer

The start of the encap range.

state

string

Use present or absent for adding or removing.

Use query for listing an object or multiple objects.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "query"

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)

Notes

Note

  • The pool must exist in order to add or delete a range.

See Also

See also

cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool

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

cisco.aci.aci_vlan_pool_encap_block

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

APIC Management Information Model reference

More information about the internal APIC classes fvns:EncapBlk and fvns:VsanEncapBlk.

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 a new VLAN pool range
  cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool_range:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool: production
    pool_type: vlan
    pool_allocation_mode: static
    range_name: anstest
    range_start: 20
    range_end: 40
    allocation_mode: inherit
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a VLAN pool range
  cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool_range:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool: production
    pool_type: vlan
    pool_allocation_mode: static
    range_name: anstest
    range_start: 20
    range_end: 40
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query a VLAN range
  cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool_range:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool: production
    pool_type: vlan
    pool_allocation_mode: static
    range_name: anstest
    range_start: 20
    range_end: 50
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query a VLAN pool for ranges by range_name
  cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool_range:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool_type: vlan
    range_name: anstest
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query a VLAN pool for ranges by range_start
  cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool_range:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool_type: vlan
    range_start: 20
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query a VLAN pool for ranges by range_start and range_end
  cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool_range:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool_type: vlan
    range_start: 20
    range_end: 40
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query all VLAN pool ranges
  cisco.aci.aci_encap_pool_range:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool_type: vlan
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

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)