cisco.aci.aci_epg module – Manage End Point Groups (EPG) objects (fv:AEPg)

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_epg.

Synopsis

  • Manage End Point Groups (EPG) 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"

ap

aliases: app_profile, app_profile_name

string

Name of an existing application network profile, that will contain the EPGs.

bd

aliases: bd_name, bridge_domain

string

Name of the bridge domain being associated with the EPG.

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.

custom_qos_policy

string

The name of the custom Quality of Service policy.

description

aliases: descr

string

Description for the EPG.

epg

aliases: epg_name, name

string

Name of the end point group.

fwd_control

string

The forwarding control used by the EPG.

The APIC defaults to none when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "proxy-arp"

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.

intra_epg_isolation

string

The Intra EPG Isolation.

The APIC defaults to unenforced when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "enforced"

  • "unenforced"

monitoring_policy

string

The name of the monitoring policy.

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.

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.

preferred_group

boolean

Whether or not the EPG is part of the Preferred Group and can communicate without contracts.

This is very convenient for migration scenarios, or when ACI is used for network automation but not for policy.

The APIC defaults to no when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

priority

string

The QoS class.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • "level1"

  • "level2"

  • "level3"

  • "unspecified"

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.

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

Name of an existing 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)

useg

string

Use yes to create uSeg EPG and no is used to create Application EPG.

Choices:

  • "yes"

  • "no"

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

See Also

See also

cisco.aci.aci_tenant

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

cisco.aci.aci_ap

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

APIC Management Information Model reference

More information about the internal APIC class fv:AEPg.

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 EPG
  cisco.aci.aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    tenant: production
    ap: intranet
    epg: web_epg
    description: Web Intranet EPG
    bd: prod_bd
    monitoring_policy: default
    preferred_group: yes
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    tenant: production
    ap: ticketing
    epg: "{{ item.epg }}"
    description: Ticketing EPG
    bd: "{{ item.bd }}"
    priority: unspecified
    intra_epg_isolation: unenforced
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost
  with_items:
    - epg: web
      bd: web_bd
    - epg: database
      bd: database_bd

- name: Add a new uSeg EPG
  cisco.aci.aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    tenant: production
    ap: intranet
    epg: web_epg
    description: Web Intranet EPG
    bd: prod_bd
    monitoring_policy: default
    preferred_group: yes
    useg: yes
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove an EPG
  cisco.aci.aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    validate_certs: no
    tenant: production
    app_profile: intranet
    epg: web_epg
    monitoring_policy: default
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query an EPG
  cisco.aci.aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    tenant: production
    ap: ticketing
    epg: web_epg
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query all EPGs
  cisco.aci.aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query all EPGs with a Specific Name
  cisco.aci.aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    validate_certs: no
    epg: web_epg
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query all EPGs of an App Profile
  cisco.aci.aci_epg:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    validate_certs: no
    ap: ticketing
    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

  • Swetha Chunduri (@schunduri)

  • Shreyas Srish (@shrsr)