cisco.ios.ios_interfaces – Interfaces resource module

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.ios collection.

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

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

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

  • This module manages the interface attributes of Cisco IOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
config
list / elements=dictionary
A dictionary of interface options
description
string
Interface description.
duplex
string
    Choices:
  • full
  • half
  • auto
Interface link status. Applicable for Ethernet interfaces only, either in half duplex, full duplex or in automatic state which negotiates the duplex automatically.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Administrative state of the interface.
Set the value to true to administratively enable the interface or false to disable it.
mtu
integer
MTU for a specific interface. Applicable for Ethernet interfaces only.
Refer to vendor documentation for valid values.
name
string / required
Full name of interface, e.g. GigabitEthernet0/2, loopback999.
speed
string
Interface link speed. Applicable for Ethernet interfaces only.
running_config
string
This option is used only with state parsed.
The value of this option should be the output received from the IOS device by executing the command show running-config | section ^interface.
The state parsed reads the configuration from running_config option and transforms it into Ansible structured data as per the resource module's argspec and the value is then returned in the parsed key within the result.
state
string
    Choices:
  • merged ←
  • replaced
  • overridden
  • deleted
  • rendered
  • gathered
  • parsed
The state the configuration should be left in
The states rendered, gathered and parsed does not perform any change on the device.
The state rendered will transform the configuration in config option to platform specific CLI commands which will be returned in the rendered key within the result. For state rendered active connection to remote host is not required.
The state gathered will fetch the running configuration from device and transform it into structured data in the format as per the resource module argspec and the value is returned in the gathered key within the result.
The state parsed reads the configuration from running_config option and transforms it into JSON format as per the resource module parameters and the value is returned in the parsed key within the result. The value of running_config option should be the same format as the output of command show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route executed on device. For state parsed active connection to remote host is not required.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Cisco IOSv Version 15.2 on VIRL

Examples

# Using merged

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  description Configured by Ansible
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description This is test
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed 1000
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto

- name: Merge provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/2
      description: Configured and Merged by Ansible Network
      enabled: true
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      description: Configured and Merged by Ansible Network
      mtu: 2800
      enabled: false
      speed: 100
      duplex: full
    state: merged

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  description Configured by Ansible
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description Configured and Merged by Ansible Network
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed 1000
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  description Configured and Merged by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2800
#  no ip address
#  shutdown
#  duplex full
#  speed 100

# Using replaced

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description Configured by Ansible Network
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed 1000
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  mtu 2000
#  no ip address
#  shutdown
#  duplex full
#  speed 100

- name: Replaces device configuration of listed interfaces with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      description: Configured and Replaced by Ansible Network
      enabled: false
      duplex: auto
      mtu: 2500
      speed: 1000
    state: replaced

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description Configured by Ansible Network
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed 1000
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  description Configured and Replaced by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2500
#  no ip address
#  shutdown
#  duplex full
#  speed 1000

# Using overridden

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface#
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  description Configured by Ansible
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description This is test
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed 1000
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  description Configured by Ansible
#  mtu 2800
#  no ip address
#  shutdown
#  duplex full
#  speed 100

- name: Override device configuration of all interfaces with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/2
      description: Configured and Overridden by Ansible Network
      speed: 1000
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      description: Configured and Overridden by Ansible Network
      enabled: false
      duplex: full
      mtu: 2000
    state: overridden

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description Configured and Overridden by Ansible Network
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed 1000
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  description Configured and Overridden by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2000
#  no ip address
#  shutdown
#  duplex full
#  speed 100

# Using Deleted

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description Configured by Ansible Network
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed 1000
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  description Configured by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2500
#  no ip address
#  shutdown
#  duplex full
#  speed 1000

- name: "Delete module attributes of given interfaces (Note: This won't delete the interface itself)"
  cisco.ios.ios_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    state: deleted

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  description Configured by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2500
#  no ip address
#  shutdown
#  duplex full
#  speed 1000

# Using Deleted without any config passed
#"(NOTE: This will delete all of configured resource module attributes from each configured interface)"

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description Configured by Ansible Network
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed 1000
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  description Configured by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2500
#  no ip address
#  shutdown
#  duplex full
#  speed 1000

- name: "Delete module attributes of all interfaces (Note: This won't delete the interface itself)"
  cisco.ios.ios_interfaces:
    state: deleted

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  no ip address
#  duplex auto
#  speed auto

# Using Gathered

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  description this is interface1
#  mtu 65
#  duplex auto
#  speed 10
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description this is interface2
#  mtu 110
#  shutdown
#  duplex auto
#  speed 100

- name: Gather listed interfaces with provided configurations
  cisco.ios.ios_interfaces:
    config:
    state: gathered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "gathered": [
#         {
#             "description": "this is interface1",
#             "duplex": "auto",
#             "enabled": true,
#             "mtu": 65,
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/1",
#             "speed": "10"
#         },
#         {
#             "description": "this is interface2",
#             "duplex": "auto",
#             "enabled": false,
#             "mtu": 110,
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/2",
#             "speed": "100"
#         }
#     ]

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#sh running-config | section ^interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  description this is interface1
#  mtu 65
#  duplex auto
#  speed 10
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  description this is interface2
#  mtu 110
#  shutdown
#  duplex auto
#  speed 100

# Using Rendered

- name: Render the commands for provided  configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/1
      description: Configured by Ansible-Network
      mtu: 110
      enabled: true
      duplex: half
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/2
      description: Configured by Ansible-Network
      mtu: 2800
      enabled: false
      speed: 100
      duplex: full
    state: rendered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "rendered": [
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/1",
#         "description Configured by Ansible-Network",
#         "mtu 110",
#         "duplex half",
#         "no shutdown",
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/2",
#         "description Configured by Ansible-Network",
#         "mtu 2800",
#         "speed 100",
#         "duplex full",
#         "shutdown"

# Using Parsed

# File: parsed.cfg
# ----------------
#
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
# description interfaces 0/1
# mtu 110
# duplex half
# no shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
# description interfaces 0/2
# mtu 2800
# speed 100
# duplex full
# shutdown

- name: Parse the commands for provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_interfaces:
    running_config: "{{ lookup('file', 'parsed.cfg') }}"
    state: parsed

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "parsed": [
#         {
#             "description": "interfaces 0/1",
#             "duplex": "half",
#             "enabled": true,
#             "mtu": 110,
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/1"
#         },
#         {
#             "description": "interfaces 0/2",
#             "duplex": "full",
#             "enabled": true,
#             "mtu": 2800,
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/2",
#             "speed": "100"
#         }
#     ]

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
after
list / elements=string
when changed
The configuration as structured data after module completion.

Sample:
The configuration returned will always be in the same format of the parameters above.
before
list / elements=string
always
The configuration as structured data prior to module invocation.

Sample:
The configuration returned will always be in the same format of the parameters above.
commands
list / elements=string
always
The set of commands pushed to the remote device

Sample:
['interface GigabitEthernet 0/1', 'description This is test', 'speed 100']


Authors

  • Sumit Jaiswal (@justjais)