cisco.meraki.meraki_mx_third_party_vpn_peers module – Manage third party (IPSec) VPN peers for MX devices

Note

This module is part of the cisco.meraki collection (version 2.11.0).

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_mx_third_party_vpn_peers.

Synopsis

  • Create, edit, query, or delete third party VPN peers in a Meraki environment.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_key

string / required

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

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

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)

peers

list / elements=dictionary

The list of VPN peers.

ike_version

string

The IKE version to be used for the IPsec VPN peer configuration.

Choices:

  • "1" ← (default)

  • "2"

ipsec_policies

dictionary

Custom IPSec policies for the VPN peer. If not included and a preset has not been chosen, the default preset for IPSec policies will be used.

child_auth_algo

list / elements=string

This is the authentication algorithms to be used in Phase 2.

Choices:

  • "sha256"

  • "sha1"

  • "md5"

child_cipher_algo

list / elements=string

This is the cipher algorithms to be used in Phase 2.

Choices:

  • "aes256"

  • "aes192"

  • "aes128"

  • "tripledes"

  • "des"

  • "null"

child_lifetime

integer

The lifetime of the Phase 2 SA in seconds.

child_pfs_group

list / elements=string

This is the Diffie-Hellman group to be used for Perfect Forward Secrecy in Phase 2.

Choices:

  • "disabled"

  • "group14"

  • "group5"

  • "group2"

  • "group1"

ike_auth_algo

list / elements=string

This is the authentication algorithm to be used in Phase 1.

Choices:

  • "sha256"

  • "sha1"

  • "md5"

ike_cipher_algo

list / elements=string

This is the cipher algorithm to be used in Phase 1.

Choices:

  • "aes256"

  • "aes192"

  • "aes128"

  • "tripledes"

  • "des"

ike_diffie_hellman_group

list / elements=string

This is the Diffie-Hellman group to be used in Phase 1.

Choices:

  • "group14"

  • "group5"

  • "group2"

  • "group1"

ike_lifetime

integer

The lifetime of the Phase 1 SA in seconds.

ike_prf_algo

list / elements=string

This is the pseudo-random function to be used in IKE_SA.

Choices:

  • "prfsha256"

  • "prfsha1"

  • "prfmd5"

  • "default"

ipsec_policies_preset

string

Specifies IPsec preset values. If this is provided, the ‘ipsecPolicies’ parameter is ignored.

Choices:

  • "default"

  • "aws"

  • "azure"

name

string

The name of the VPN peer.

Required when state is present.

network_tags

list / elements=string

A list of network tags that will connect with this peer. If not included, the default is [‘all’].

private_subnets

list / elements=string

The list of the private subnets of the VPN peer.

Required when state is present.

public_ip

string

The public IP of the VPN peer.

Required when state is present.

remote_id

string

The remote ID is used to identify the connecting VPN peer. This can either be a valid IPv4 Address, FQDN or User FQDN.

secret

string

The shared secret with the VPN peer.

Required when state is present.

rate_limit_retry_time

integer

Number of seconds to retry if rate limiter is triggered.

Default: 165

state

string

Specifies whether object should be queried, created/modified, or removed.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present"

  • "query" ← (default)

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:

  • false

  • true ← (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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

validate_certs

boolean

Whether to validate HTTP certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (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 all VPN peers
  meraki_mx_third_party_vpn_peers:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: query
    org_name: orgName

- name: Create VPN peer with an IPsec policy
  meraki_mx_third_party_vpn_peers:
    auth_key: abc123
    state: present
    org_name: orgName
    peers:
      - name: "Test peer"
        public_ip: "198.51.100.1"
        secret: "s3cret"
        private_subnets:
          - "192.0.2.0/24"
        ike_version: "2"
        network_tags:
          - none
        remote_id: "192.0.2.0"
        ipsec_policies:
          child_lifetime: 600
          ike_lifetime: 600
          child_auth_algo:
            - "md5"
          child_cipher_algo:
            - "tripledes"
            - "aes192"
          child_pfs_group:
            - "disabled"
          ike_auth_algo:
            - "sha256"
          ike_cipher_algo:
            - "tripledes"
          ike_diffie_hellman_group:
            - "group2"
          ike_prf_algo:
            - "prfmd5"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

response

complex

Information about the organization which was created or modified

Returned: success

appliance_ip

string

IP address of Meraki appliance in the VLAN

Returned: success

Sample: "192.0.1.1"

dnsnamservers

string

IP address or Meraki defined DNS servers which VLAN should use by default

Returned: success

Sample: "upstream_dns"

peers

complex

The list of VPN peers.

Returned: success

ike_version

string

The IKE version to be used for the IPsec VPN peer configuration.

Returned: success

Sample: "1"

ipsec_policies

complex

Custom IPSec policies for the VPN peer.

Returned: success

child_auth_algo

list / elements=string

This is the authentication algorithms to be used in Phase 2.

Returned: success

Sample: ["sha1"]

child_cipher_algo

list / elements=string

This is the cipher algorithms to be used in Phase 2.

Returned: success

Sample: ["aes192"]

child_lifetime

string

The lifetime of the Phase 2 SA in seconds.

Returned: success

Sample: "60"

child_pfs_group

list / elements=string

This is the Diffie-Hellman group to be used for Perfect Forward Secrecy in Phase 2.

Returned: success

Sample: ["group14"]

ike_auth_algo

list / elements=string

This is the authentication algorithm to be used in Phase 1.

Returned: success

Sample: ["sha1"]

ike_cipher_algo

list / elements=string

This is the cipher algorithm to be used in Phase 1.

Returned: success

Sample: ["aes128"]

ike_diffie_hellman_group

list / elements=string

This is the Diffie-Hellman group to be used in Phase 1.

Returned: success

Sample: ["group14"]

ike_lifetime

string

The lifetime of the Phase 1 SA in seconds.

Returned: success

Sample: "60"

ike_prf_algo

list / elements=string

This is the pseudo-random function to be used in IKE_SA.

Returned: success

Sample: ["prfmd5"]

ipsec_policies_preset

string

Preconfigured IPsec settings.

Returned: success

Sample: "aws"

name

string

The name of the VPN peer.

Returned: success

Sample: "MyVPNPeer"

network_tags

list / elements=string

A list of network tags that will connect with this peer.

Returned: success

Sample: ["all"]

private_subnets

list / elements=string

The list of the private subnets of the VPN peer.

Returned: success

Sample: ["192.0.2.0/24"]

public_ip

string

The public IP of the VPN peer.

Returned: success

Sample: "198.51.100.1"

remote_id

string

The remote ID is used to identify the connecting VPN peer.

Returned: success

Sample: "s3cret"

Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)