cisco.meraki.meraki_ms_ospf module – Manage OSPF configuration on MS switches

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_ms_ospf.

Synopsis

  • Configure OSPF for compatible Meraki MS switches.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

areas

list / elements=dictionary

List of areas in OSPF network.

area_id

aliases: id

integer

OSPF area ID

area_name

aliases: name

string

Descriptive name of OSPF area.

area_type

aliases: type

string

OSPF area type.

Choices:

  • normal

  • stub

  • nssa

auth_key

string / required

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

dead_timer

integer

Time interval to determine when the peer will be declared inactive.

Value must be between 1 and 65535.

enabled

boolean

Enable or disable OSPF on the network.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

hello_timer

integer

Time interval, in seconds, at which hello packets will be sent to OSPF neighbors to maintain connectivity.

Value must be between 1 and 255.

Default is 10 seconds.

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

md5_authentication_enabled

boolean

Whether to enable or disable MD5 authentication.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

md5_authentication_key

dictionary

MD5 authentication credentials.

id

string

MD5 authentication key index.

Must be between 1 and 255.

passphrase

string

Plain text authentication passphrase

net_id

string

ID of network containing OSPF configuration.

net_name

aliases: name, network

string

Name of network containing OSPF configuration.

org_id

string

ID of organization.

org_name

aliases: organization

string

Name of organization.

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

Read or edit OSPF settings.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • query

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

  • 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 OSPF settings
  meraki_ms_ospf:
    auth_key: abc123
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Enable OSPF with check mode
  meraki_ms_ospf:
    auth_key: abc123
    org_name: YourOrg
    net_name: YourNet
    state: present
    enabled: true
    hello_timer: 20
    dead_timer: 60
    areas:
      - area_id: 0
        area_name: Backbone
        area_type: normal
      - area_id: 1
        area_name: Office
        area_type: nssa
    md5_authentication_enabled: false

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

areas

complex

List of areas in OSPF network.

Returned: success

area_id

integer

OSPF area ID

Returned: success

area_name

string

Descriptive name of OSPF area.

Returned: success

area_type

string

OSPF area type.

Returned: success

dead_timer_in_seconds

integer

Time interval to determine when the peer will be declared inactive.

Returned: success

enabled

boolean

Enable or disable OSPF on the network.

Returned: success

hello_timer_in_seconds

integer

Time interval, in seconds, at which hello packets will be sent to OSPF neighbors to maintain connectivity.

Returned: success

md5_authentication_enabled

boolean

Whether to enable or disable MD5 authentication.

Returned: success

md5_authentication_key

complex

MD5 authentication credentials.

Returned: success

id

integer

MD5 key index.

Returned: success

passphrase

string

Passphrase for MD5 key.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)