cisco.ios.ios_bgp – Configure global BGP protocol settings on Cisco IOS.

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.ios collection (version 2.4.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install cisco.ios.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.ios.ios_bgp.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2023-08-24

Why

Newer and updated modules released with more functionality

Alternative

ios_bgp_global

Synopsis

  • This module provides configuration management of global BGP parameters on devices running Cisco IOS

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
config
dictionary
Specifies the BGP related configuration.
address_family
list / elements=dictionary
Specifies BGP address family related configurations.
afi
string / required
    Choices:
  • ipv4
  • ipv6
Type of address family to configure.
auto_summary
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enable/disable automatic network number summarization.
neighbors
list / elements=dictionary
Specifies BGP neighbor related configurations in Address Family configuration mode.
activate
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enable the Address Family for this Neighbor.
advertisement_interval
integer
Minimum interval between sending BGP routing updates for this neighbor.
maximum_prefix
integer
Maximum number of prefixes to accept from this peer.
The range is from 1 to 2147483647.
neighbor
string / required
Neighbor router address.
next_hop_self
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enable/disable the next hop calculation for this neighbor.
next_hop_unchanged
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Propagate next hop unchanged for iBGP paths to this neighbor.
prefix_list_in
string
Name of ip prefix-list to apply to incoming prefixes.
prefix_list_out
string
Name of ip prefix-list to apply to outgoing prefixes.
remove_private_as
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Remove the private AS number from outbound updates.
route_reflector_client
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specify a neighbor as a route reflector client.
route_server_client
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specify a neighbor as a route server client.
networks
list / elements=dictionary
Specify Networks to announce via BGP.
For operation replace, this option is mutually exclusive with root level networks option.
masklen
integer
Subnet mask length for the Network to announce(e.g, 8, 16, 24, etc.).
prefix
string / required
Network ID to announce via BGP.
route_map
string
Route map to modify the attributes.
redistribute
list / elements=dictionary
Specifies the redistribute information from another routing protocol.
id
string
Identifier for the routing protocol for configuring redistribute information.
Valid for protocols 'ospf', 'ospfv3' and 'eigrp'.
metric
integer
Specifies the metric for redistributed routes.
protocol
string / required
    Choices:
  • ospf
  • ospfv3
  • eigrp
  • isis
  • static
  • connected
  • odr
  • lisp
  • mobile
  • rip
Specifies the protocol for configuring redistribute information.
route_map
string
Specifies the route map reference.
safi
string
    Choices:
  • flowspec
  • unicast ←
  • multicast
  • labeled-unicast
Specifies the type of cast for the address family.
synchronization
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enable/disable IGP synchronization.
bgp_as
integer / required
Specifies the BGP Autonomous System (AS) number to configure on the device.
log_neighbor_changes
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enable/disable logging neighbor up/down and reset reason.
neighbors
list / elements=dictionary
Specifies BGP neighbor related configurations.
description
string
Neighbor specific description.
ebgp_multihop
integer
Specifies the maximum hop count for EBGP neighbors not on directly connected networks.
The range is from 1 to 255.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Administratively shutdown or enable a neighbor.
local_as
integer
The local AS number for the neighbor.
neighbor
string / required
Neighbor router address.
password
string
Password to authenticate the BGP peer connection.
peer_group
string
Name of the peer group that the neighbor is a member of.
remote_as
integer / required
Remote AS of the BGP neighbor to configure.
timers
dictionary
Specifies BGP neighbor timer related configurations.
holdtime
integer / required
Interval (in seconds) after not receiving a keepalive message that IOS declares a peer dead.
The range is from 0 to 65535.
keepalive
integer / required
Frequency (in seconds) with which the device sends keepalive messages to its peer.
The range is from 0 to 65535.
min_neighbor_holdtime
integer
Interval (in seconds) specifying the minimum acceptable hold-time from a BGP neighbor.
The minimum acceptable hold-time must be less than, or equal to, the interval specified in the holdtime argument.
The range is from 0 to 65535.
update_source
string
Source of the routing updates.
networks
list / elements=dictionary
Specify Networks to announce via BGP.
For operation replace, this option is mutually exclusive with networks option under address_family.
For operation replace, if the device already has an address family activated, this option is not allowed.
masklen
integer
Subnet mask length for the Network to announce(e.g, 8, 16, 24, etc.).
prefix
string / required
Network ID to announce via BGP.
route_map
string
Route map to modify the attributes.
router_id
string
Configures the BGP routing process router-id value.
operation
string
    Choices:
  • merge ←
  • replace
  • override
  • delete
Specifies the operation to be performed on the BGP process configured on the device.
In case of merge, the input configuration will be merged with the existing BGP configuration on the device.
In case of replace, if there is a diff between the existing configuration and the input configuration, the existing configuration will be replaced by the input configuration for every option that has the diff.
In case of override, all the existing BGP configuration will be removed from the device and replaced with the input configuration.
In case of delete the existing BGP configuration will be removed from the device.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Cisco IOS Version 15.6(3)M2

Examples

- name: configure global bgp as 64496
  cisco.ios.ios_bgp:
    config:
      bgp_as: 64496
      router_id: 192.0.2.1
      log_neighbor_changes: true
      neighbors:
      - neighbor: 203.0.113.5
        remote_as: 64511
        timers:
          keepalive: 300
          holdtime: 360
          min_neighbor_holdtime: 360
      - neighbor: 198.51.100.2
        remote_as: 64498
      networks:
      - prefix: 198.51.100.0
        route_map: RMAP_1
      - prefix: 192.0.2.0
        masklen: 23
      address_family:
      - afi: ipv4
        safi: unicast
        redistribute:
        - protocol: ospf
          id: 223
          metric: 10
    operation: merge

- name: Configure BGP neighbors
  cisco.ios.ios_bgp:
    config:
      bgp_as: 64496
      neighbors:
      - neighbor: 192.0.2.10
        remote_as: 64496
        password: ansible
        description: IBGP_NBR_1
        ebgp_multihop: 100
        timers:
          keepalive: 300
          holdtime: 360
          min_neighbor_holdtime: 360
      - neighbor: 192.0.2.15
        remote_as: 64496
        description: IBGP_NBR_2
        ebgp_multihop: 150
    operation: merge

- name: Configure root-level networks for BGP
  cisco.ios.ios_bgp:
    config:
      bgp_as: 64496
      networks:
      - prefix: 203.0.113.0
        masklen: 27
        route_map: RMAP_1
      - prefix: 203.0.113.32
        masklen: 27
        route_map: RMAP_2
    operation: merge

- name: Configure BGP neighbors under address family mode
  cisco.ios.ios_bgp:
    config:
      bgp_as: 64496
      address_family:
      - afi: ipv4
        safi: unicast
        neighbors:
        - neighbor: 203.0.113.10
          activate: yes
          maximum_prefix: 250
          advertisement_interval: 120
        - neighbor: 192.0.2.15
          activate: yes
          route_reflector_client: true
    operation: merge

- name: remove bgp as 64496 from config
  cisco.ios.ios_bgp:
    config:
      bgp_as: 64496
    operation: delete

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['router bgp 64496', 'bgp router-id 192.0.2.1', 'bgp log-neighbor-changes', 'neighbor 203.0.113.5 remote-as 64511', 'neighbor 203.0.113.5 timers 300 360 360', 'neighbor 198.51.100.2 remote-as 64498', 'network 198.51.100.0 route-map RMAP_1', 'network 192.0.2.0 mask 255.255.254.0', 'address-family ipv4', 'redistribute ospf 223 metric 70', 'exit-address-family']


Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2023-08-24. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Nilashish Chakraborty (@NilashishC)