cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interfaces module – Resource module to configure interfaces.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.iosxr collection (version 4.0.2).

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.iosxr.

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

New in cisco.iosxr 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module manages the interface attributes on Cisco IOS-XR network devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

list / elements=dictionary

A dictionary of interface options

description

string

Interface description.

duplex

string

Configures the interface duplex mode. Default is auto-negotiation when not configured.

Choices:

  • "full"

  • "half"

enabled

boolean

Administrative state of the interface.

Set the value to True to administratively enable the interface or False to disable it.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

mtu

integer

Sets the MTU value for the interface. Applicable for Ethernet interfaces only.

Refer to vendor documentation for valid values.

name

string / required

Full name of the interface to configure in type + path format. e.g. GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0

speed

integer

Configure the speed for an interface. Default is auto-negotiation when not configured.

running_config

string

This option is used only with state parsed.

The value of this option should be the output received from the IOS-XR device by executing the command show running-config interface.

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 of the configuration after module completion

Choices:

  • "merged" ← (default)

  • "parsed"

  • "deleted"

  • "replaced"

  • "rendered"

  • "gathered"

  • "overridden"

Notes

Note

Examples

# Using merged
# Before state:
# -------------
#
# viosxr#show running-config interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 178.18.169.23 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 30
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  description Replaced by Ansible Team
#  mtu 2000
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 10.10.0.2 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 1021
# !
- name: Configure Ethernet interfaces
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
      description: Configured by Ansible
      enabled: true
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
      description: Configured by Ansible Network
      enabled: false
      duplex: full
    state: merged
# After state:
# ------------
#
# viosxr#show running-config interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
#  description Configured and Merged by Ansible Network
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 178.18.169.23 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 30
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  description Configured and Merged by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2600
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 10.10.0.2 255.255.255.0
#  duplex full
#  shutdown
#  dot1q native vlan 1021
# !
# Using replaced
# Before state:
# ------------
#
# viosxr#show running-config interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
#  description Configured by Ansible
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
#  description Test
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 178.18.169.23 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 30
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 10.10.0.2 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 1021
# !
- name: Configure following interfaces and replace their existing config
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
      description: Configured by Ansible
      enabled: true
      mtu: 2000
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
      description: Configured by Ansible Network
      enabled: false
      duplex: auto
    state: replaced
# After state:
# ------------
#
# viosxr#show running-config interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
#  description Configured by Ansible
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
#  description Configured and Replaced by Ansible
#  mtu 2000
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 178.18.169.23 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 30
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  description Configured and Replaced by Ansible Network
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 10.10.0.2 255.255.255.0
#  duplex half
#  shutdown
#  dot1q native vlan 1021
# !
# Using overridden
# Before state:
# ------------
#
# viosxr#show running-config interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
#  description Configured by Ansible
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 178.18.169.23 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 30
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  description Configured by Ansible
#  mtu 2600
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 10.10.0.2 255.255.255.0
#  duplex full
#  shutdown
#  dot1q native vlan 1021
# !
- name: Override interfaces
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
      description: Configured by Ansible
      enabled: true
      duplex: auto
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
      description: Configured by Ansible Network
      enabled: false
      speed: 1000
    state: overridden
# After state:
# ------------
#
# viosxr#show running-config interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
#  description Configured and Overridden by Ansible Network
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 178.18.169.23 255.255.255.0
#  speed 1000
#  dot1q native vlan 30
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  description Configured and Overridden by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2000
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 10.10.0.2 255.255.255.0
#  duplex full
#  shutdown
#  dot1q native vlan 1021
# !
# Using deleted
# Before state:
# ------------
#
# viosxr#show running-config interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
#  description Configured and Overridden by Ansible Network
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 178.18.169.23 255.255.255.0
#  speed 1000
#  dot1q native vlan 30
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  description Configured and Overridden by Ansible Network
#  mtu 2000
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 10.10.0.2 255.255.255.0
#  duplex full
#  shutdown
#  dot1q native vlan 1021
# !
- name: Delete IOSXR interfaces as in given arguments
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
    state: deleted
# After state:
# ------------
#
# viosxr#show running-config interface
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 178.18.169.23 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 30
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  vrf custB
#  ipv4 address 10.10.0.2 255.255.255.0
#  dot1q native vlan 1021
# !
# Using parsed
# parsed.cfg
# ------------
#
# interface Loopback888
#  description test for ansible
#  shutdown
# !
# interface MgmtEth0/0/CPU0/0
#  ipv4 address 10.8.38.70 255.255.255.0
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0
#  description Configured and Merged by Ansible-Network
#  mtu 110
#  ipv4 address 172.31.1.1 255.255.255.0
#  duplex half
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
#  shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/4
#  shutdown
# !
# - name: Convert ACL interfaces config to argspec without connecting to the appliance
#   cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interfaces:
#     running_config: "{{ lookup('file', './parsed.cfg') }}"
#     state: parsed
# Task Output (redacted)
# -----------------------
# "parsed": [
#        {
#            "name": "MgmtEth0/RP0/CPU0/0"
#        },
#        {
#            "access_groups": [
#                {
#                    "acls": [
#                        {
#                            "direction": "in",
#                            "name": "acl_1"
#                        },
#                        {
#                            "direction": "out",
#                            "name": "acl_2"
#                        }
#                    ],
#                    "afi": "ipv4"
#                },
#                {
#                    "acls": [
#                        {
#                            "direction": "in",
#                            "name": "acl6_1"
#                        },
#                        {
#                            "direction": "out",
#                            "name": "acl6_2"
#                        }
#                    ],
#                    "afi": "ipv6"
#                }
#            ],
#            "name": "GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0"
#        },
#        {
#            "access_groups": [
#                {
#                    "acls": [
#                        {
#                            "direction": "out",
#                            "name": "acl_1"
#                        }
#                    ],
#                    "afi": "ipv4"
#                }
#            ],
#            "name": "GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1"
#        }
#    ]
# }
# Using rendered
- name: Render platform specific commands from task input using rendered state
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interfaces:
    config:
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0
      description: Configured and Merged by Ansible-Network
      mtu: 110
      enabled: true
      duplex: half
    - name: GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1
      description: Configured and Merged by Ansible-Network
      mtu: 2800
      enabled: false
      speed: 100
      duplex: full
    state: rendered
# Task Output (redacted)
# -----------------------
# "rendered": [
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0",
#         "description Configured and Merged by Ansible-Network",
#         "mtu 110",
#         "duplex half",
#         "no shutdown",
#         "interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/1",
#         "description Configured and Merged by Ansible-Network",
#         "mtu 2800",
#         "speed 100",
#         "duplex full",
#         "shutdown"
#     ]
# Using gathered
# Before state:
# ------------
#
# RP/0/0/CPU0:an-iosxr-02#show running-config  interface
# interface Loopback888
# description test for ansible
# shutdown
# !
# interface MgmtEth0/0/CPU0/0
# ipv4 address 10.8.38.70 255.255.255.0
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0
# description Configured and Merged by Ansible-Network
# mtu 110
# ipv4 address 172.31.1.1 255.255.255.0
# duplex half
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
# shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/4
# shutdown
# !
- name: Gather IOSXR interfaces as in given arguments
  cisco.iosxr.iosxr_interfaces:
    config:
    state: gathered
# Task Output (redacted)
# -----------------------
#
# "gathered": [
#         {
#             "description": "test for ansible",
#             "enabled": false,
#             "name": "Loopback888"
#         },
#         {
#             "description": "Configured and Merged by Ansible-Network",
#             "duplex": "half",
#             "enabled": true,
#             "mtu": 110,
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0"
#         },
#         {
#             "enabled": false,
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3"
#         },
#         {
#             "enabled": false,
#             "name": "GigabitEthernet0/0/0/4"
#         }
#     ]
# After state:
# ------------
#
# RP/0/0/CPU0:an-iosxr-02#show running-config  interface
# interface Loopback888
# description test for ansible
# shutdown
# !
# interface MgmtEth0/0/CPU0/0
# ipv4 address 10.8.38.70 255.255.255.0
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/0
# description Configured and Merged by Ansible-Network
# mtu 110
# ipv4 address 172.31.1.1 255.255.255.0
# duplex half
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/3
# shutdown
# !
# interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/4
# shutdown
# !

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: ["interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0/2", "description: Configured by Ansible", "shutdown"]

Authors

  • Sumit Jaiswal (@justjais)

  • Rohit Thakur (@rohitthakur2590)