cisco.ios.ios_static_routes module – Resource module to configure static routes.

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_static_routes.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

  • This module configures and manages the static routes on IOS platforms.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

list / elements=dictionary

A dictionary of static route options

address_families

list / elements=dictionary

Address family to use for the static routes

afi

string / required

Top level address family indicator.

Choices:

  • ipv4

  • ipv6

routes

list / elements=dictionary

Configuring static route

dest

string / required

Destination prefix with its subnet mask

next_hops

list / elements=dictionary

next hop address or interface

dhcp

boolean

Default gateway obtained from DHCP

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

distance_metric

integer

Distance metric for this route

forward_router_address

string

Forwarding router’s address

global

boolean

Next hop address is global

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

interface

string

Interface for directly connected static routes

multicast

boolean

multicast route

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

name

string

Specify name of the next hop

permanent

boolean

permanent route

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

tag

integer

Set tag for this route

Refer to vendor documentation for valid values.

track

integer

Install route depending on tracked item with tracked object number.

Tracking does not support multicast

Refer to vendor documentation for valid values.

topology

string

Configure static route for a Topology Routing/Forwarding instance

NOTE, VRF and Topology can be used together only with Multicast and Topology should pre-exist before it can be used

vrf

string

IP VPN Routing/Forwarding instance name.

NOTE, In case of IPV4/IPV6 VRF routing table should pre-exist before configuring.

NOTE, if the vrf information is not provided then the routes shall be configured under global vrf.

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 | include ip route|ipv6 route.

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

  • gathered

  • rendered

  • parsed

Notes

Note

Examples

# Using merged

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route

- name: Merge provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    config:
    - vrf: blue
      address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 192.0.2.0/24
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 192.0.2.1
            name: merged_blue
            tag: 50
            track: 150
    - address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 198.51.100.0/24
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.1
            name: merged_route_1
            distance_metric: 110
            tag: 40
            multicast: true
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.2
            name: merged_route_2
            distance_metric: 30
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.3
            name: merged_route_3
      - afi: ipv6
        routes:
        - dest: 2001:DB8:0:3::/64
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 2001:DB8:0:3::2
            name: merged_v6
            tag: 105
    state: merged

# Commands fired:
# ---------------
# ip route vrf blue 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 10.0.0.8 name merged_blue track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name merged_route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name merged_route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name merged_route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name merged_v6 tag 105

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf blue 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 tag 50 name merged_blue track 150
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name merged_route_3
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name merged_route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 tag 40 name merged_route_1 multicast
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 tag 105 name merged_v6

# Using replaced

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105

- name: Replace provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    config:
    - address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 198.51.100.0/24
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.1
            name: replaced_route
            distance_metric: 175
            tag: 70
            multicast: true
    state: replaced

# Commands fired:
# ---------------
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 175 name replaced_route track 150 tag 70

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 175 name replaced_route track 150 tag 70
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 tag 105 name test_v6

# Using overridden

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105

- name: Override provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    config:
    - vrf: blue
      address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 192.0.2.0/24
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 192.0.2.1
            name: override_vrf
            tag: 50
            track: 150
    state: overridden

# Commands fired:
# ---------------
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# no ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.8 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# no ipv6 route FD5D:12C9:2201:1::/64 FD5D:12C9:2202::2 name test_v6 tag 105
# ip route vrf blue 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.4 name override_vrf track 150 tag 50

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf blue 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 tag 50 name override_vrf track 150

# Using Deleted

# Example 1:
# ----------
# To delete the exact static routes, with all the static routes explicitly mentioned in want

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105

- name: Delete provided configuration from the device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    config:
    - vrf: ansible_temp_vrf
      address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 192.0.2.0/24
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 192.0.2.1
            name: test_vrf
            tag: 50
            track: 150
    - address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 198.51.100.0/24
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.1
            name: route_1
            distance_metric: 110
            tag: 40
            multicast: true
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.2
            name: route_2
            distance_metric: 30
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.3
            name: route_3
      - afi: ipv6
        routes:
        - dest: 2001:DB8:0:3::/64
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 2001:DB8:0:3::2
            name: test_v6
            tag: 105
    state: deleted

# Commands fired:
# ---------------
# no ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.8 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# no ipv6 route FD5D:12C9:2201:1::/64 FD5D:12C9:2202::2 name test_v6 tag 105

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route

# Example 2:
# ----------
# To delete the destination specific static routes

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105

- name: Delete provided configuration from the device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    config:
    - address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 198.51.100.0/24
    state: deleted

# Commands fired:
# ---------------
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 tag 40 name route_1 multicast

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 tag 50 name test_vrf track 150
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 tag 105 name test_v6


# Example 3:
# ----------
# To delete the vrf specific static routes

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105

- name: Delete provided configuration from the device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    config:
    - vrf: ansible_temp_vrf
    state: deleted

# Commands fired:
# ---------------
# no ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 tag 40 name route_1 multicast
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 tag 105 name test_v6

# 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 | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105

- name: Delete ALL configured IOS static routes
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    state: deleted

# Commands fired:
# ---------------
# no ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 tag 50 name test_vrf track 150
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# no ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 tag 40 name route_1 multicast
# no ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 tag 105 name test_v6

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
#

# Using gathered

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105

- name: Gather listed static routes with provided configurations
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    config:
    state: gathered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "gathered": [
#         {
#             "address_families": [
#                 {
#                     "afi": "ipv4",
#                     "routes": [
#                         {
#                             "dest": "192.0.2.0/24",
#                             "next_hops": [
#                                 {
#                                     "forward_router_address": "192.0.2.1",
#                                     "name": "test_vrf",
#                                     "tag": 50,
#                                     "track": 150
#                                 }
#                             ]
#                         }
#                     ]
#                 }
#             ],
#             "vrf": "ansible_temp_vrf"
#         },
#         {
#             "address_families": [
#                 {
#                     "afi": "ipv6",
#                     "routes": [
#                         {
#                             "dest": "2001:DB8:0:3::/64",
#                             "next_hops": [
#                                 {
#                                     "forward_router_address": "2001:DB8:0:3::2",
#                                     "name": "test_v6",
#                                     "tag": 105
#                                 }
#                             ]
#                         }
#                     ]
#                 },
#                 {
#                     "afi": "ipv4",
#                     "routes": [
#                         {
#                             "dest": "198.51.100.0/24",
#                             "next_hops": [
#                                 {
#                                     "distance_metric": 110,
#                                     "forward_router_address": "198.51.101.1",
#                                     "multicast": true,
#                                     "name": "route_1",
#                                     "tag": 40
#                                 },
#                                 {
#                                     "distance_metric": 30,
#                                     "forward_router_address": "198.51.101.2",
#                                     "name": "route_2"
#                                 },
#                                 {
#                                     "forward_router_address": "198.51.101.3",
#                                     "name": "route_3"
#                                 }
#                             ]
#                         }
#                     ]
#                 }
#             ]
#         }
#     ]

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios#show running-config | include ip route|ipv6 route
# ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2
# ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3
# ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105

# Using rendered

- name: Render the commands for provided  configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_static_routes:
    config:
    - vrf: ansible_temp_vrf
      address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 192.0.2.0/24
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 192.0.2.1
            name: test_vrf
            tag: 50
            track: 150
    - address_families:
      - afi: ipv4
        routes:
        - dest: 198.51.100.0/24
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.1
            name: route_1
            distance_metric: 110
            tag: 40
            multicast: true
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.2
            name: route_2
            distance_metric: 30
          - forward_router_address: 198.51.101.3
            name: route_3
      - afi: ipv6
        routes:
        - dest: 2001:DB8:0:3::/64
          next_hops:
          - forward_router_address: 2001:DB8:0:3::2
            name: test_v6
            tag: 105
    state: rendered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "rendered": [
#         "ip route vrf ansible_temp_vrf 192.0.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.1 name test_vrf track 150 tag 50",
#         "ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.1 110 multicast name route_1 tag 40",
#         "ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.2 30 name route_2",
#         "ip route 198.51.100.0 255.255.255.0 198.51.101.3 name route_3",
#         "ipv6 route 2001:DB8:0:3::/64 2001:DB8:0:3::2 name test_v6 tag 105"
#     ]

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: [“ip route vrf test 172.31.10.0 255.255.255.0 10.10.10.2 name new_test multicast”]

gathered

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data transformed for the running configuration fetched from remote host

Returned: When state is gathered

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

parsed

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data transformed for the value of running_config option

Returned: When state is parsed

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

rendered

list / elements=string

The set of CLI commands generated from the value in config option

Returned: When state is rendered

Sample: [“interface Ethernet1/1”, “mtu 1800”]

Authors

  • Sumit Jaiswal (@justjais)