cisco.aci.aci_vrf module – Manage contexts or VRFs (fv:Ctx)

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_vrf.

Synopsis

  • Manage contexts or VRFs on Cisco ACI fabrics.

  • Each context is a private network associated to a tenant, i.e. VRF.

  • Enable Preferred Groups for VRF

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"

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

The description for the VRF.

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.

match_type

string

Configures match type for contracts under vzAny

Choices:

  • "all"

  • "at_least_one"

  • "at_most_one"

  • "none"

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.

policy_control_direction

string

Determines if the policy should be enforced by the fabric on ingress or egress.

Choices:

  • "egress"

  • "ingress"

policy_control_preference

string

Determines if the fabric should enforce contract policies to allow routing and packet forwarding.

Choices:

  • "enforced"

  • "unenforced"

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

string

Enables preferred groups for the VRF under vzAny

Choices:

  • "enabled"

  • "disabled"

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

The name of the Tenant the VRF should belong to.

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: context, name, 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:Ctx.

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 VRF to a tenant
  cisco.aci.aci_vrf:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    vrf: vrf_lab
    tenant: lab_tenant
    descr: Lab VRF
    policy_control_preference: enforced
    policy_control_direction: ingress
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a VRF for a tenant
  cisco.aci.aci_vrf:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    vrf: vrf_lab
    tenant: lab_tenant
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query a VRF of a tenant
  cisco.aci.aci_vrf:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    vrf: vrf_lab
    tenant: lab_tenant
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query all VRFs
  cisco.aci.aci_vrf:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    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)