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

Note

This module is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.6.2).

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.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

Comments

auth_key

string / required

Authentication key provided by the dashboard. Required if environmental variable MERAKI_KEY is not set.

auto_bind

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

config_template

aliases: name

string

Name of the configuration template within an organization to manipulate.

host

string

Hostname for Meraki dashboard.

Can be used to access regional Meraki environments, such as China.

Default: “api.meraki.com”

internal_error_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if server returns an internal server error.

Default: 60

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

aliases: organization

string

Name of organization containing the configuration template.

output_format

string

Instructs module whether response keys should be snake case (ex. net_id) or camel case (ex. netId).

Choices:

  • snakecase ← (default)

  • camelcase

output_level

string

Set amount of debug output during module execution.

Choices:

  • debug

  • normal ← (default)

rate_limit_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.

Default: 165

state

string

Specifies whether configuration template information should be queried, modified, or deleted.

Choices:

  • absent

  • query ← (default)

  • present

timeout

integer

Time to timeout for HTTP requests.

Default: 30

use_https

boolean

If no, it will use HTTP. Otherwise it will use HTTPS.

Only useful for internal Meraki developers.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

use_proxy

boolean

If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

validate_certs

boolean

Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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

Description

data

complex

Information about queried object.

Returned: success

id

integer

Unique identification number of organization.

Returned: success

Sample: “L_2930418”

name

string

Name of configuration template.

Returned: success

Sample: “YourTemplate”

product_types

list / elements=string

List of products which can exist in the network.

Returned: success

Sample: [“appliance”, “switch”]

time_zone

string

Timezone applied to each associated network.

Returned: success

Sample: “America/Chicago”

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)