cisco.ios.ios_vlans module – Resource module to configure VLANs.

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_vlans.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

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

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

list / elements=dictionary

A dictionary of VLANs options

mtu

integer

VLAN Maximum Transmission Unit.

Refer to vendor documentation for valid values.

name

string

Ascii name of the VLAN.

NOTE, name should not be named/appended with default as it is reserved for device default vlans.

remote_span

boolean

Configure as Remote SPAN VLAN

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

shutdown

string

Shutdown VLAN switching.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

state

string

Operational state of the VLAN

Choices:

  • active

  • suspend

vlan_id

integer / required

ID of the VLAN. Range 1-4094

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 vlan.

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_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0

- name: Merge provided configuration with device configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_vlans:
    config:
    - name: Vlan_10
      vlan_id: 10
      state: active
      shutdown: disabled
      remote_span: true
    - name: Vlan_20
      vlan_id: 20
      mtu: 610
      state: active
      shutdown: enabled
    - name: Vlan_30
      vlan_id: 30
      state: suspend
      shutdown: enabled
    state: merged

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   vlan_20                          act/lshut
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     610   -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
#
# Remote SPAN VLANs
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 10

# Using overridden

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   vlan_20                          act/lshut
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     610   -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
#
# Remote SPAN VLANs
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 10

- name: Override device configuration of all VLANs with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_vlans:
    config:
    - name: Vlan_10
      vlan_id: 10
      mtu: 1000
    state: overridden

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   Vlan_10                          active
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1000  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0

# Using replaced

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   vlan_20                          act/lshut
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     610   -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
#
# Remote SPAN VLANs
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 10

- name: Replaces device configuration of listed VLANs with provided configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_vlans:
    config:
    - vlan_id: 20
      name: Test_VLAN20
      mtu: 700
      shutdown: disabled
    - vlan_id: 30
      name: Test_VLAN30
      mtu: 1000
    state: replaced

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   Test_VLAN20                      active
# 30   Test_VLAN30                      active
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     700   -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1000  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
#
# Remote SPAN VLANs
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 10

# Using deleted

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   vlan_20                          act/lshut
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     610   -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
#
# Remote SPAN VLANs
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 10

- name: Delete attributes of given VLANs
  cisco.ios.ios_vlans:
    config:
    - vlan_id: 10
    - vlan_id: 20
    state: deleted

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0

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

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   vlan_20                          act/lshut
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     610   -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
#
# Remote SPAN VLANs
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 10

- name: Delete attributes of ALL VLANs
  cisco.ios.ios_vlans:
    state: deleted

# After state:
# -------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0

# Using Gathered

# Before state:
# -------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   vlan_20                          act/lshut
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     610   -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
#
# Remote SPAN VLANs
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 10

- name: Gather listed vlans with provided configurations
  cisco.ios.ios_vlans:
    config:
    state: gathered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "gathered": [
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "default",
#             "shutdown": "disabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "VLAN0010",
#             "shutdown": "disabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 10
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "VLAN0020",
#             "shutdown": "disabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 20
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "VLAN0030",
#             "shutdown": "disabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 30
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "fddi-default",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1002
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "token-ring-default",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1003
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "fddinet-default",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1004
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "trnet-default",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1005
#         }
#     ]

# After state:
# ------------
#
# vios_l2#show vlan
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   vlan_20                          act/lshut
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     610   -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
#
# Remote SPAN VLANs
# ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# 10

# Using Rendered

- name: Render the commands for provided  configuration
  cisco.ios.ios_vlans:
    config:
    - name: Vlan_10
      vlan_id: 10
      state: active
      shutdown: disabled
      remote_span: true
    - name: Vlan_20
      vlan_id: 20
      mtu: 610
      state: active
      shutdown: enabled
    - name: Vlan_30
      vlan_id: 30
      state: suspend
      shutdown: enabled
    state: rendered

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "rendered": [
#         "vlan 10",
#         "name Vlan_10",
#         "state active",
#         "remote-span",
#         "no shutdown",
#         "vlan 20",
#         "name Vlan_20",
#         "state active",
#         "mtu 610",
#         "shutdown",
#         "vlan 30",
#         "name Vlan_30",
#         "state suspend",
#         "shutdown"
#     ]

# Using Parsed

# File: parsed.cfg
# ----------------
#
# VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
# ---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
# 1    default                          active    Gi0/1, Gi0/2
# 10   vlan_10                          active
# 20   vlan_20                          act/lshut
# 30   vlan_30                          sus/lshut
# 1002 fddi-default                     act/unsup
# 1003 token-ring-default               act/unsup
# 1004 fddinet-default                  act/unsup
# 1005 trnet-default                    act/unsup
#
# VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
# ---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
# 1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 10   enet  100010     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 20   enet  100020     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 30   enet  100030     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
# 1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
# 1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0

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

# Module Execution Result:
# ------------------------
#
# "parsed": [
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "default",
#             "shutdown": "disabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "vlan_10",
#             "shutdown": "disabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 10
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "vlan_20",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 20
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "vlan_30",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "suspend",
#             "vlan_id": 30
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "fddi-default",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1002
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "token-ring-default",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1003
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "fddinet-default",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1004
#         },
#         {
#             "mtu": 1500,
#             "name": "trnet-default",
#             "shutdown": "enabled",
#             "state": "active",
#             "vlan_id": 1005
#         }
#     ]

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: [“vlan 20”, “name vlan_20”, “mtu 600”, “remote-span”]

Authors

  • Sumit Jaiswal (@justjais)