cisco.ios.ios_interface module – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manage Interface on Cisco IOS network devices

Note

This module is part of the cisco.ios collection (version 3.2.0).

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.ios.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2022-06-01

Why

Newer and updated modules released with more functionality in Ansible 2.9

Alternative

ios_interfaces

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of Interfaces on Cisco IOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of Interfaces definitions.

delay

integer

Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state argument which are state with values up/down, tx_rate and rx_rate.

description

string

Description of Interface.

duplex

string

Interface link status

Choices:

  • full

  • half

  • auto

enabled

boolean

Interface link status.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

mtu

string

Maximum size of transmit packet.

name

string / required

Name of the Interface.

neighbors

list / elements=dictionary

Check the operational state of given interface name for CDP/LLDP neighbor.

The following suboptions are available.

host

string

CDP/LLDP neighbor host for given interface name.

port

string

CDP/LLDP neighbor port to which given interface name is connected.

rx_rate

string

Receiver rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/network_working_with_command_output.html#conditionals-in-networking-modules

speed

string

Interface link speed.

state

string

State of the Interface configuration, up means present and operationally up and down means present and operationally down

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

  • up

  • down

tx_rate

string

Transmit rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/network_working_with_command_output.html#conditionals-in-networking-modules

delay

integer

Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state argument which are state with values up/down, tx_rate and rx_rate.

Default: 10

description

string

Description of Interface.

duplex

string

Interface link status

Choices:

  • full

  • half

  • auto

enabled

boolean

Interface link status.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

mtu

string

Maximum size of transmit packet.

name

string

Name of the Interface.

neighbors

list / elements=dictionary

Check the operational state of given interface name for CDP/LLDP neighbor.

The following suboptions are available.

host

string

CDP/LLDP neighbor host for given interface name.

port

string

CDP/LLDP neighbor port to which given interface name is connected.

provider

dictionary

Deprecated

Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.

For more information please see the https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/platform_ios.html.


A dict object containing connection details.

auth_pass

string

Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.

authorize

boolean

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

host

string

Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.

password

string

Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.

port

integer

Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.

ssh_keyfile

path

Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.

timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.

username

string

Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.

rx_rate

string

Receiver rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/network_working_with_command_output.html#conditionals-in-networking-modules

speed

string

Interface link speed.

state

string

State of the Interface configuration, up means present and operationally up and down means present and operationally down

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • up

  • down

tx_rate

string

Transmit rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/network_working_with_command_output.html#conditionals-in-networking-modules

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure interface
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    description: test-interface
    speed: 100
    duplex: half
    mtu: 512

- name: remove interface
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    name: Loopback9
    state: absent

- name: make interface up
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    enabled: true

- name: make interface down
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    enabled: false

- name: Check intent arguments
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    state: up
    tx_rate: ge(0)
    rx_rate: le(0)

- name: Check neighbors intent arguments
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    name: Gi0/0
    neighbors:
    - port: eth0
      host: netdev

- name: Config + intent
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    enabled: false
    state: down

- name: Add interface using aggregate
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    aggregate:
    - {name: GigabitEthernet0/1, mtu: 256, description: test-interface-1}
    - {name: GigabitEthernet0/2, mtu: 516, description: test-interface-2}
    duplex: full
    speed: 100
    state: present

- name: Delete interface using aggregate
  cisco.ios.ios_interface:
    aggregate:
    - name: Loopback9
    - name: Loopback10
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device.

Returned: always, except for the platforms that use Netconf transport to manage the device.

Sample: [“interface GigabitEthernet0/2”, “description test-interface”, “duplex half”, “mtu 512”]

Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2022-06-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)