cisco.ios.ios_lag_interfaces module – Resource module to configure LAG interfaces.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.ios collection (version 3.0.0).

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_lag_interfaces.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

  • This module manages properties of Link Aggregation Group on Cisco IOS devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

list / elements=dictionary

A list of link aggregation group configurations.

members

list / elements=dictionary

Interface options for the link aggregation group.

integer

Assign a link identifier used for load-balancing.

Refer to vendor documentation for valid values.

NOTE, parameter only supported on Cisco IOS XE platform.

member

string

Interface member of the link aggregation group.

mode

string / required

Etherchannel Mode of the interface for link aggregation.

On mode has to be quoted as ‘on’ or else pyyaml will convert to True before it gets to Ansible.

Choices:

  • auto

  • on

  • desirable

  • active

  • passive

name

string / required

ID of Ethernet Channel of interfaces.

Refer to vendor documentation for valid port values.

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

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.

Choices:

  • merged ← (default)

  • replaced

  • overridden

  • deleted

  • rendered

  • parsed

  • gathered

Notes

Note

Examples

# Using merged
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown

- name: Merge provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_lag_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: 10
      members:
      - member: GigabitEthernet0/1
        mode: auto
      - member: GigabitEthernet0/2
        mode: auto
    - name: 20
      members:
      - member: GigabitEthernet0/3
        mode: on
    - name: 30
      members:
      - member: GigabitEthernet0/4
        mode: active
    state: merged

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 20 mode on
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 30 mode active

# Using overridden
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 20 mode on
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 30 mode active

- name: Override device configuration of all interfaces with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_lag_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: 20
      members:
      - member: GigabitEthernet0/2
        mode: auto
      - member: GigabitEthernet0/3
        mode: auto
    state: overridden

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 20 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 20 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown

# Using replaced
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 20 mode on
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 30 mode active

- name: Replaces device configuration of listed interfaces with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_lag_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: 40
      members:
      - member: GigabitEthernet0/3
        mode: auto
    state: replaced

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface Port-channel40
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 40 mode on
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 30 mode active

# Using Deleted
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 20 mode on
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 30 mode active

- name: "Delete LAG attributes of given interfaces (Note: This won't delete the interface itself)"
  cisco.ios.ios_lag_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: 10
    - name: 20
    state: deleted

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 30 mode active

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

#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 10 mode auto
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 20 mode on
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 30 mode active

- name: "Delete all configured LAG attributes for interfaces (Note: This won't delete the interface itself)"
  cisco.ios.ios_lag_interfaces:
    state: deleted

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel10
# interface Port-channel20
# interface Port-channel30
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/3
#  shutdown
# interface GigabitEthernet0/4
#  shutdown

# Using Gathered

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel11
# interface Port-channel22
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 11 mode active
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 22 mode active

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

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "gathered": [
#     {
#         "members": [
#             {
#                 "member": "GigabitEthernet0/1",
#                 "mode": "active"
#             }
#         ],
#         "name": "Port-channel11"
#     },
#     {
#         "members": [
#             {
#                 "member": "GigabitEthernet0/2",
#                 "mode": "active"
#             }
#         ],
#         "name": "Port-channel22"
#     }
# ]

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#sh running-config | section ^interface
# interface Port-channel11
# interface Port-channel22
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 11 mode active
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
#  shutdown
#  channel-group 22 mode active

# Using Rendered

- name: Render the commands for provided  configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_lag_interfaces:
    config:
      - name: Port-channel11
        members:
          - member: GigabitEthernet0/1
            mode: active
      - name: Port-channel22
        members:
          - member: GigabitEthernet0/2
            mode: passive
    state: rendered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "rendered": [
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/1",
#         "channel-group 11 mode active",
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/2",
#         "channel-group 22 mode passive",
#     ]

# Using Parsed

#  File: parsed.cfg
# ----------------
#
# interface GigabitEthernet0/1
# channel-group 11 mode active
# interface GigabitEthernet0/2
# channel-group 22 mode passive

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

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "parsed": [
#     {
#         "members": [
#             {
#                 "member": "GigabitEthernet0/1",
#                 "mode": "active"
#             }
#         ],
#         "name": "Port-channel11"
#     },
#     {
#         "members": [
#             {
#                 "member": "GigabitEthernet0/2",
#                 "mode": "passive"
#             }
#         ],
#         "name": "Port-channel22"
#     }
# ]

Return Values

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

Key

Description

after

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data after module completion.

Returned: when changed

Sample: “The configuration returned will always be in the same format of the parameters above.”

before

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data prior to module invocation.

Returned: always

Sample: “The configuration returned will always be in the same format of the parameters above.”

commands

list / elements=string

The set of commands pushed to the remote device

Returned: always

Sample: [“interface GigabitEthernet0/1”, “channel-group 1 mode active”]

Authors

  • Sumit Jaiswal (@justjais)