cisco.aci.aci_filter_entry module – Manage filter entries (vz:Entry)

Note

This module is part of the cisco.aci collection (version 2.2.0).

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_filter_entry.

Synopsis

  • Manage filter entries for a filter 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.

arp_flag

string

The arp flag to use when the ether_type is arp.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • arp_reply

  • arp_request

  • unspecified

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 Filter Entry.

dst_port

string

Used to set both destination start and end ports to the same value when ip_protocol is tcp or udp.

Accepted values are any valid TCP/UDP port range.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

dst_port_end

string

Used to set the destination end port when ip_protocol is tcp or udp.

Accepted values are any valid TCP/UDP port range.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

dst_port_start

string

Used to set the destination start port when ip_protocol is tcp or udp.

Accepted values are any valid TCP/UDP port range.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

entry

aliases: entry_name, filter_entry, name

string

Then name of the Filter Entry.

ether_type

string

The Ethernet type.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • arp

  • fcoe

  • ip

  • ipv4

  • ipv6

  • mac_security

  • mpls_ucast

  • trill

  • unspecified

filter

aliases: filter_name

string

The name of Filter that the entry should belong to.

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.

icmp6_msg_type

string

ICMPv6 message type; used when ip_protocol is icmpv6.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • dst_unreachable

  • echo_request

  • echo_reply

  • neighbor_advertisement

  • neighbor_solicitation

  • redirect

  • time_exceeded

  • unspecified

icmp_msg_type

string

ICMPv4 message type; used when ip_protocol is icmp.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • dst_unreachable

  • echo

  • echo_reply

  • src_quench

  • time_exceeded

  • unspecified

ip_protocol

string

The IP Protocol type when ether_type is ip.

The APIC defaults to unspecified when unset during creation.

Choices:

  • eigrp

  • egp

  • icmp

  • icmpv6

  • igmp

  • igp

  • l2tp

  • ospfigp

  • pim

  • tcp

  • udp

  • unspecified

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.

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

present, absent, query

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

  • query

stateful

boolean

Determines the statefulness of the filter entry.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (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:

  • no

  • yes ← (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:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

See Also

See also

cisco.aci.aci_tenant

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

cisco.aci.aci_filter

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

APIC Management Information Model reference

More information about the internal APIC class vz:Entry.

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

- cisco.aci.aci_filter_entry:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ user }}"
    password: "{{ pass }}"
    state: "{{ state }}"
    entry: "{{ entry }}"
    tenant: "{{ tenant }}"
    ether_name: "{{  ether_name }}"
    icmp_msg_type: "{{ icmp_msg_type }}"
    filter: "{{ filter }}"
    descr: "{{ descr }}"
  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: “\u003c?xml version=\”1.0\” encoding=\”UTF-8\”?\u003e\u003cimdata totalCount=\”1\”\u003e\u003cerror code=\”122\” text=\”unknown managed object class foo\”/\u003e\u003c/imdata\u003e”

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)