cisco.ios.ios_vrf module – Module to configure VRF definitions.

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_vrf.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.ios

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of VRF definitions on Cisco IOS devices. It allows playbooks to manage individual or the entire VRF collection. It also supports purging VRF definitions from the configuration that are not explicitly defined.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

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

delay

integer

Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device.

Default: 10

description

string

Provides a short description of the VRF definition in the current active configuration. The VRF definition value accepts alphanumeric characters used to provide additional information about the VRF.

interfaces

list / elements=string

Identifies the set of interfaces that should be configured in the VRF. Interfaces must be routed interfaces in order to be placed into a VRF.

name

string

The name of the VRF definition to be managed on the remote IOS device. The VRF definition name is an ASCII string name used to uniquely identify the VRF. This argument is mutually exclusive with the vrfs argument

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

Instructs the module to consider the VRF definition absolute. It will remove any previously configured VRFs on the device.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

rd

string

The router-distinguisher value uniquely identifies the VRF to routing processes on the remote IOS system. The RD value takes the form of A:B where A and B are both numeric values.

route_both

list / elements=string

Adds an export and import list of extended route target communities to the VRF.

route_both_ipv4

list / elements=string

Adds an export and import list of extended route target communities in address-family configuration submode to the VRF.

route_both_ipv6

list / elements=string

Adds an export and import list of extended route target communities in address-family configuration submode to the VRF.

route_export

list / elements=string

Adds an export list of extended route target communities to the VRF.

route_export_ipv4

list / elements=string

Adds an export list of extended route target communities in address-family configuration submode to the VRF.

route_export_ipv6

list / elements=string

Adds an export list of extended route target communities in address-family configuration submode to the VRF.

route_import

list / elements=string

Adds an import list of extended route target communities to the VRF.

route_import_ipv4

list / elements=string

Adds an import list of extended route target communities in address-family configuration submode to the VRF.

route_import_ipv6

list / elements=string

Adds an import list of extended route target communities in address-family configuration submode to the VRF.

state

string

Configures the state of the VRF definition as it relates to the device operational configuration. When set to present, the VRF should be configured in the device active configuration and when set to absent the VRF should not be in the device active configuration

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

vrfs

list / elements=raw

The set of VRF definition objects to be configured on the remote IOS device. Ths list entries can either be the VRF name or a hash of VRF definitions and attributes. This argument is mutually exclusive with the name argument.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure a vrf named management
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: management
    description: oob mgmt vrf
    interfaces:
    - Management1

- name: remove a vrf named test
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test
    state: absent

- name: configure set of VRFs and purge any others
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    vrfs:
    - red
    - blue
    - green
    purge: yes

- name: Creates a list of import RTs for the VRF with the same parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_import
    rd: 1:100
    route_import:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

- name: Creates a list of import RTs in address-family configuration submode for the
    VRF with the same parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_import_ipv4
    rd: 1:100
    route_import_ipv4:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

- name: Creates a list of import RTs in address-family configuration submode for the
    VRF with the same parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_import_ipv6
    rd: 1:100
    route_import_ipv6:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

- name: Creates a list of export RTs for the VRF with the same parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_export
    rd: 1:100
    route_export:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

- name: Creates a list of export RTs in address-family configuration submode for the
    VRF with the same parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_export_ipv4
    rd: 1:100
    route_export_ipv4:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

- name: Creates a list of export RTs in address-family configuration submode for the
    VRF with the same parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_export_ipv6
    rd: 1:100
    route_export_ipv6:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

- name: Creates a list of import and export route targets for the VRF with the same
    parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_both
    rd: 1:100
    route_both:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

- name: Creates a list of import and export route targets in address-family configuration
    submode for the VRF with the same parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_both_ipv4
    rd: 1:100
    route_both_ipv4:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

- name: Creates a list of import and export route targets in address-family configuration
    submode for the VRF with the same parameters
  cisco.ios.ios_vrf:
    name: test_both_ipv6
    rd: 1:100
    route_both_ipv6:
    - 1:100
    - 3:100

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: [“vrf definition ansible”, “description management vrf”, {“rd”: “1:100”}]

delta

string

The time elapsed to perform all operations

Returned: always

Sample: “0:00:10.469466”

end

string

The time the job ended

Returned: always

Sample: “2016-11-16 10:38:25.595612”

start

string

The time the job started

Returned: always

Sample: “2016-11-16 10:38:15.126146”

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)