cisco.ios.ios_lldp_interfaces module – Resource module to configure LLDP interfaces.

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_lldp_interfaces.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

  • This module manages link layer discovery protocol (LLDP) attributes of interfaces on Cisco IOS devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

list / elements=dictionary

A dictionary of LLDP options

med_tlv_select

dictionary

Selection of LLDP MED TLVs to send

NOTE, if med-tlv-select is configured idempotency won’t be maintained as Cisco device doesn’t record configured med-tlv-select options. As such, Ansible cannot verify if the respective med-tlv-select options is already configured or not from the device side. If you try to apply med-tlv-select option in every play run, Ansible will show changed as True.

inventory_management

boolean

LLDP MED Inventory Management TLV

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

name

string / required

Full name of the interface excluding any logical unit number, i.e. GigabitEthernet0/1.

receive

boolean

Enable LLDP reception on interface.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

tlv_select

dictionary

Selection of LLDP type-length-value i.e. TLVs to send

NOTE, if tlv-select is configured idempotency won’t be maintained as Cisco device doesn’t record configured tlv-select options. As such, Ansible cannot verify if the respective tlv-select options is already configured or not from the device side. If you try to apply tlv-select option in every play run, Ansible will show changed as True.

power_management

boolean

IEEE 802.3 DTE Power via MDI TLV

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

transmit

boolean

Enable LLDP transmission on interface.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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 sh lldp 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

  • gathered

  • parsed

Notes

Note

Examples

# Using merged
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#

- name: Merge provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_lldp_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/1
      receive: true
      transmit: true
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/2
      receive: true
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      transmit: true
    state: merged

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#

# Using overridden
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME

- name: Override device configuration of all lldp_interfaces with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_lldp_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/2
      receive: true
      transmit: true
    state: overridden

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME

# Using replaced
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#

- name: Replaces device configuration of listed lldp_interfaces with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_lldp_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/2
      receive: true
      transmit: true
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/3
      receive: true
    state: replaced

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#

# Using Deleted
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME

- name: "Delete LLDP attributes of given interfaces (Note: This won't delete the interface itself)"
  cisco.ios.ios_lldp_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/1
    state: deleted

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#

# Using Deleted without any config passed
# "(NOTE: This will delete all of configured LLDP module attributes)"
#
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME

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

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: INIT
#
# GigabitEthernet0/3:
#    Tx: disabled
#    Rx: disabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME

# Using Gathered

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME

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

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "gathered": [
#         {
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/0",
#             "receive": true,
#             "transmit": true
#         },
#         {
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/1",
#             "receive": true,
#             "transmit": true
#         },
#         {
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/2",
#             "receive": true,
#             "transmit": true
#         }
#     ]

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#sh lldp interface
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME

# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#    Tx: enabled
#    Rx: enabled
#    Tx state: IDLE
#    Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME

# Using Rendered

- name: Render the commands for provided  configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_lldp_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0
      receive: true
      transmit: true
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/1
      receive: true
      transmit: true
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/2
      receive: true
    state: rendered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "rendered": [
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/0",
#         "lldp receive",
#         "lldp transmit",
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/1",
#         "lldp receive",
#         "lldp transmit",
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/2",
#         "lldp receive"
#     ]

# Using Parsed

# File: parsed.cfg
# ----------------
#
# GigabitEthernet0/0:
#   Tx: enabled
#   Rx: disabled
#   Tx state: IDLE
#   Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/1:
#   Tx: enabled
#   Rx: enabled
#   Tx state: IDLE
#   Rx state: WAIT FOR FRAME
#
# GigabitEthernet0/2:
#   Tx: disabled
#   Rx: enabled
#   Tx state: IDLE
#   Rx state: INIT

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

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "parsed": [
#         {
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/0",
#             "receive": false,
#             "transmit": true
#         },
#         {
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/1",
#             "receive": true,
#             "transmit": true
#         },
#         {
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/2",
#             "receive": true,
#             "transmit": false
#         }
#     ]

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\n of the parameters above.\n”

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\n of the parameters above.\n”

commands

list / elements=string

The set of commands pushed to the remote device.

Returned: always

Sample: [“interface GigabitEthernet 0/1”, “lldp transmit”, “lldp receive”]

Authors

  • Sumit Jaiswal (@justjais)