cisco.aci.aci_vmm_vswitch_policy module – Manage vSwitch policy for VMware virtual domains profiles (vmm:DomP)

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_vmm_vswitch_policy.

Synopsis

  • Manage vSwitch policy for VMware VMM domains 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"

cdp_policy

string

Name of the fabric access CDP policy.

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.

domain

aliases: domain_name, domain_profile

string

Name of the virtual domain profile.

enhanced_lag

list / elements=dictionary

List of enhanced LAG policies if vSwitch needs to be connected via VPC.

lacp_mode

string

LACP port channel mode.

Choices:

  • "active"

  • "passive"

load_balancing_mode

string

Load balancing mode of the port channel.

See also https://pubhub.devnetcloud.com/media/apic-mim-ref-421/docs/MO-lacpEnhancedLagPol.html.

Choices:

  • "dst-ip"

  • "dst-ip-l4port"

  • "dst-ip-vlan"

  • "dst-ip-l4port-vlan"

  • "dst-mac"

  • "dst-l4port"

  • "src-ip"

  • "src-ip-l4port"

  • "src-ip-vlan"

  • "src-ip-l4port-vlan"

  • "src-mac"

  • "src-l4port"

  • "src-dst-ip"

  • "src-dst-ip-l4port"

  • "src-dst-ip-vlan"

  • "src-dst-ip-l4port-vlan"

  • "src-dst-mac"

  • "src-dst-l4port"

  • "src-port-id"

  • "vlan"

name

string / required

Name of the enhanced Lag policy.

integer

Number of uplinks, must be between 2 and 8.

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.

lldp_policy

string

Name of the fabric access LLDP policy.

mtu_policy

string

VMWare only.

Name of the fabric access MTU policy.

netflow_exporter

dictionary

Parameters for the netflow exporter policy

active_flow_timeout

integer

Specifies the delay in seconds that NetFlow waits after the active flow is initiated, after which NetFlow sends the collected data.

The range is from 60 to 3600. The default value is 60

idle_flow_timeout

integer

Specifies the delay in seconds that NetFlow waits after the idle flow is initiated, after which NetFlow sends the collected data.

The range is from 10 to 600. The default value is 15.

name

string / required

Name of the netflow exporter policy

sampling_rate

integer

(VDS only) Specifies how many packets that NetFlow will drop after every collected packet. If you specify a value of 0, then NetFlow does not drop any packets.

The range is from 0 to 1000. The default value is 0.

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.

port_channel_policy

string

Name of the fabric access port-channel policy.

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"

stp_policy

string

SCVMM only.

Name of the STP policy.

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)

vm_provider

string

The VM platform for VMM Domains.

Support for Kubernetes was added in ACI v3.0.

Support for CloudFoundry, OpenShift and Red Hat was added in ACI v3.1.

Choices:

  • "cloudfoundry"

  • "kubernetes"

  • "microsoft"

  • "openshift"

  • "openstack"

  • "redhat"

  • "vmware"

See Also

See also

cisco.aci.aci_domain

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

APIC Management Information Model reference

More information about the internal APIC classes vmm:DomP

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 vSwitch policy with LLDP
  cisco.aci.aci_vmm_vswitch_policy:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    lldp_policy: LLDP_ENABLED
    domain: vmware_dom
    vm_provider: vmware
    state: present

- name: Add a vSwitch policy with link aggregation
  cisco.aci.aci_vmm_vswitch_policy:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    port_channel_policy: LACP_ACTIVE
    lldp_policy: LLDP_ENABLED
    domain: vmware_dom
    vm_provider: vmware
    enhanced_lag:
      - name: my_lacp_uplink
        lacp_mode: active
        load_balancing_mode: src-dst-ip
        number_uplinks: 2
    state: present

- name: Remove vSwitch Policy from VMware VMM domain
  cisco.aci.aci_vmm_vswitch_policy:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    domain: vmware_dom
    vm_provider: vmware
    state: absent

- name: Query the vSwitch policy of the VMWare domain
  cisco.aci.aci_vmm_vswitch_policy:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    domain: vmware_dom
    vm_provider: vmware
    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

  • Manuel Widmer (@lumean)

  • Anvitha Jain (@anvitha-jain)