cisco.ios.ios_vlan module – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manage VLANs on IOS network devices

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_vlan.

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_vlans

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of VLANs on Cisco IOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of VLANs definitions.

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vlan name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vlan interfaces on device it will result in failure.

delay

integer

Delay the play should wait to check for declarative intent params values.

interfaces

list / elements=string

List of interfaces that should be associated to the VLAN.

name

string

Name of the VLAN.

state

string

State of the VLAN configuration.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

  • active

  • suspend

vlan_id

string / required

ID of the VLAN. Range 1-4094.

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vlan name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vlan interfaces on device it will result in failure.

delay

integer

Delay the play should wait to check for declarative intent params values.

Default: 10

interfaces

list / elements=string

List of interfaces that should be associated to the VLAN.

name

string

Name of the VLAN.

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.

purge

boolean

Purge VLANs not defined in the aggregate parameter.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

state

string

State of the VLAN configuration.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • active

  • suspend

vlan_id

integer

ID of the VLAN. Range 1-4094.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create vlan
  cisco.ios.ios_vlan:
    vlan_id: 100
    name: test-vlan
    state: present

- name: Add interfaces to VLAN
  cisco.ios.ios_vlan:
    vlan_id: 100
    interfaces:
    - GigabitEthernet0/0
    - GigabitEthernet0/1

- name: Check if interfaces is assigned to VLAN
  cisco.ios.ios_vlan:
    vlan_id: 100
    associated_interfaces:
    - GigabitEthernet0/0
    - GigabitEthernet0/1

- name: Delete vlan
  cisco.ios.ios_vlan:
    vlan_id: 100
    state: absent

- name: Add vlan using aggregate
  cisco.ios.ios_vlan:
    aggregate:
    - {vlan_id: 100, name: test-vlan, interfaces: [GigabitEthernet0/1, GigabitEthernet0/2],
      delay: 15, state: suspend}
    - {vlan_id: 101, name: test-vlan, interfaces: GigabitEthernet0/3}

- name: Move interfaces to a different VLAN
  cisco.ios.ios_vlan:
    vlan_id: 102
    interfaces:
    - GigabitEthernet0/0
    - GigabitEthernet0/1

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

Sample: [“vlan 100”, “name test-vlan”]

Status

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

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)