cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manage Interface on Cisco IOS XR network devices

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.iosxr collection (version 2.4.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install cisco.iosxr.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.iosxr

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2022-06-01

Why

Newer and updated modules released with more functionality in Ansible 2.9

Alternative

iosxr_interfaces

Synopsis

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

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • ncclient >= 0.5.3 when using netconf

  • lxml >= 4.1.1 when using netconf

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
active
string
    Choices:
  • active ←
  • preconfigure
Whether the interface is active or preconfigured. Preconfiguration allows you to configure modular services cards before they are inserted into the router. When the cards are inserted, they are instantly configured. Active cards are the ones already inserted.
aggregate
list / elements=dictionary
List of interfaces definition
active
string
    Choices:
  • active
  • preconfigure
Whether the interface is active or preconfigured. Preconfiguration allows you to configure modular services cards before they are inserted into the router. When the cards are inserted, they are instantly configured. Active cards are the ones already inserted.
delay
integer
Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state argument which are state with values up/down, tx_rate and rx_rate.
description
string
Description of Interface being configured.
duplex
string
    Choices:
  • full
  • half
Configures the interface duplex mode. Default is auto-negotiation when not configured.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Removes the shutdown configuration, which removes the forced administrative down on the interface, enabling it to move to an up or down state.
mtu
string
Sets the MTU value for the interface. Range is between 64 and 65535'
name
string / required
Name of the interface to configure in type + path format. e.g. GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0
rx_rate
string
Receiver rate in bits per second (bps).
This is state check parameter only.
Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules
speed
string
    Choices:
  • 10
  • 100
  • 1000
Configure the speed for an interface. Default is auto-negotiation when not configured.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
  • up
  • down
State of the Interface configuration, up means present and operationally up and down means present and operationally down
tx_rate
string
Transmit rate in bits per second (bps).
This is state check parameter only.
Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules
delay
integer
Default:
10
Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state argument which are state with values up/down, tx_rate and rx_rate.
description
string
Description of Interface being configured.
duplex
string
    Choices:
  • full
  • half
Configures the interface duplex mode. Default is auto-negotiation when not configured.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Removes the shutdown configuration, which removes the forced administrative down on the interface, enabling it to move to an up or down state.
mtu
string
Sets the MTU value for the interface. Range is between 64 and 65535'
name
string
Name of the interface to configure in type + path format. e.g. GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0
provider
dictionary
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
For more information please see the Network Guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
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.
transport
string
    Choices:
  • cli ←
  • netconf
Specifies the type of connection based transport.
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.
rx_rate
string
Receiver rate in bits per second (bps).
This is state check parameter only.
Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules
speed
string
    Choices:
  • 10
  • 100
  • 1000
Configure the speed for an interface. Default is auto-negotiation when not configured.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • up
  • down
State of the Interface configuration, up means present and operationally up and down means present and operationally down
tx_rate
string
Transmit rate in bits per second (bps).
This is state check parameter only.
Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules

Notes

Note

  • This module works with connection network_cli and netconf. See the IOS-XR Platform Options.

  • Tested against IOS XRv 6.1.3.

  • Preconfiguration of physical interfaces is not supported with netconf transport.

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the Cisco integration page.

Examples

- name: configure interface
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
    description: test-interface
    speed: 100
    duplex: half
    mtu: 512

- name: remove interface
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
    state: absent

- name: make interface up
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
    enabled: true

- name: make interface down
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
    enabled: false

- name: Create interface using aggregate
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    aggregate:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
    speed: 100
    duplex: full
    mtu: 512
    state: present

- name: Create interface using aggregate along with additional params in aggregate
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    aggregate:
    - {name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3, description: test-interface 3}
    - {name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2, description: test-interface 2}
    speed: 100
    duplex: full
    mtu: 512
    state: present

- name: Delete interface using aggregate
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    aggregate:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
    state: absent

- name: Check intent arguments
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/5
    state: up
    delay: 20

- name: Config + intent
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/5
    enabled: false
    state: down
    delay: 20

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always (empty list when no commands to send)
The list of configuration mode commands sent to device with transport cli

Sample:
['interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2', 'description test-interface', 'duplex half', 'mtu 512']
xml
list / elements=string
always (empty list when no xml rpc to send)
NetConf rpc xml sent to device with transport netconf

Sample:
['<config xmlns:xc="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:base:1.0"> <interface-configurations xmlns="http://cisco.com/ns/yang/Cisco-IOS-XR-ifmgr-cfg"> <interface-configuration xc:operation="merge"> <active>act</active> <interface-name>GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0</interface-name> <description>test-interface-0</description> <mtus><mtu> <owner>GigabitEthernet</owner> <mtu>512</mtu> </mtu></mtus> <ethernet xmlns="http://cisco.com/ns/yang/Cisco-IOS-XR-drivers-media-eth-cfg"> <speed>100</speed> <duplex>half</duplex> </ethernet> </interface-configuration> </interface-configurations></config>']


Status

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

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)

  • Kedar Kekan (@kedarX)