cisco.ios.ios_l3_interface module – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manage Layer-3 interfaces on Cisco IOS network devices.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.ios collection (version 3.3.1).

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_l3_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_l3_interfaces

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of Layer-3 interfaces on IOS network devices.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of Layer-3 interfaces definitions. Each of the entry in aggregate list should define name of interface name and a optional ipv4 or ipv6 address.

ipv4

string

IPv4 address to be set for the Layer-3 interface mentioned in name option. The address format is <ipv4 address>/<mask>, the mask is number in range 0-32 eg. 192.168.0.1/24

ipv6

string

IPv6 address to be set for the Layer-3 interface mentioned in name option. The address format is <ipv6 address>/<mask>, the mask is number in range 0-128 eg. fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64

name

string / required

Name of the Layer-3 interface to be configured eg. GigabitEthernet0/2

state

string

State of the Layer-3 interface configuration. It indicates if the configuration should be present or absent on remote device.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

ipv4

string

IPv4 address to be set for the Layer-3 interface mentioned in name option. The address format is <ipv4 address>/<mask>, the mask is number in range 0-32 eg. 192.168.0.1/24

ipv6

string

IPv6 address to be set for the Layer-3 interface mentioned in name option. The address format is <ipv6 address>/<mask>, the mask is number in range 0-128 eg. fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64

name

string

Name of the Layer-3 interface to be configured eg. GigabitEthernet0/2

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.

state

string

State of the Layer-3 interface configuration. It indicates if the configuration should be present or absent on remote device.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Remove GigabitEthernet0/3 IPv4 and IPv6 address
  cisco.ios.ios_l3_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/3
    state: absent
- name: Set GigabitEthernet0/3 IPv4 address
  cisco.ios.ios_l3_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/3
    ipv4: 192.168.0.1/24
- name: Set GigabitEthernet0/3 IPv6 address
  cisco.ios.ios_l3_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/3
    ipv6: fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64
- name: Set GigabitEthernet0/3 in dhcp
  cisco.ios.ios_l3_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/3
    ipv4: dhcp
    ipv6: dhcp
- name: Set interface Vlan1 (SVI) IPv4 address
  cisco.ios.ios_l3_interface:
    name: Vlan1
    ipv4: 192.168.0.5/24
- name: Set IP addresses on aggregate
  cisco.ios.ios_l3_interface:
    aggregate:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      ipv4: 192.168.2.10/24
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      ipv4: 192.168.3.10/24
      ipv6: fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64
- name: Remove IP addresses on aggregate
  cisco.ios.ios_l3_interface:
    aggregate:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      ipv4: 192.168.2.10/24
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      ipv4: 192.168.3.10/24
      ipv6: fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64
    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”, “ip address 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0”, “ipv6 address fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64”]

Status

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

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)