cisco.meraki.meraki_config_template – Manage configuration templates in the Meraki cloud

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.4.2).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.meraki.meraki_config_template.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.meraki

Synopsis

  • Allows for querying, deleting, binding, and unbinding of configuration templates.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
auth_key
string / required
Authentication key provided by the dashboard. Required if environmental variable MERAKI_KEY is not set.
auto_bind
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Optional boolean indicating whether the network's switches should automatically bind to profiles of the same model.
This option only affects switch networks and switch templates.
Auto-bind is not valid unless the switch template has at least one profile and has at most one profile per switch model.
config_template
string
Name of the configuration template within an organization to manipulate.

aliases: name
host
string
Default:
"api.meraki.com"
Hostname for Meraki dashboard.
Can be used to access regional Meraki environments, such as China.
internal_error_retry_time
integer
Default:
60
Number of seconds to retry if server returns an internal server error.
net_id
string
ID of the network to bind or unbind configuration template to.
net_name
string
Name of the network to bind or unbind configuration template to.
org_id
string
ID of organization associated to a configuration template.
org_name
string
Name of organization containing the configuration template.

aliases: organization
output_format
string
    Choices:
  • snakecase ←
  • camelcase
Instructs module whether response keys should be snake case (ex. net_id) or camel case (ex. netId).
output_level
string
    Choices:
  • debug
  • normal ←
Set amount of debug output during module execution.
rate_limit_retry_time
integer
Default:
165
Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • query ←
  • present
Specifies whether configuration template information should be queried, modified, or deleted.
timeout
integer
Default:
30
Time to timeout for HTTP requests.
use_https
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will use HTTP. Otherwise it will use HTTPS.
Only useful for internal Meraki developers.
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

Notes

Note

  • Module is not idempotent as the Meraki API is limited in what information it provides about configuration templates.

  • Meraki’s API does not support creating new configuration templates.

  • To use the configuration template, simply pass its ID via net_id parameters in Meraki modules.

  • More information about the Meraki API can be found at https://dashboard.meraki.com/api_docs.

  • Some of the options are likely only used for developers within Meraki.

  • As of Ansible 2.9, Meraki modules output keys as snake case. To use camel case, set the ANSIBLE_MERAKI_FORMAT environment variable to camelcase.

  • Ansible’s Meraki modules will stop supporting camel case output in Ansible 2.13. Please update your playbooks.

  • Check Mode downloads the current configuration from the dashboard, then compares changes against this download. Check Mode will report changed if there are differences in the configurations, but does not submit changes to the API for validation of change.

Examples

- name: Query configuration templates
  meraki_config_template:
    auth_key: abc12345
    org_name: YourOrg
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Bind a template from a network
  meraki_config_template:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: present
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    config_template: DevConfigTemplate
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Unbind a template from a network
  meraki_config_template:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: absent
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    config_template: DevConfigTemplate
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete a configuration template
  meraki_config_template:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: absent
    org_name: YourOrg
    config_template: DevConfigTemplate
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
data
complex
success
Information about queried object.

 
id
integer
success
Unique identification number of organization.

Sample:
L_2930418
 
name
string
success
Name of configuration template.

Sample:
YourTemplate
 
product_types
list / elements=string
success
List of products which can exist in the network.

Sample:
['appliance', 'switch']
 
time_zone
string
success
Timezone applied to each associated network.

Sample:
America/Chicago


Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)