cisco.meraki.meraki_network – Manage networks in the Meraki cloud

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.meraki collection.

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

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

Synopsis

  • Allows for creation, management, and visibility into networks within Meraki.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
auth_key
string / required
Authentication key provided by the dashboard. Required if environmental variable MERAKI_KEY is not set.
enable_vlans
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Boolean value specifying whether VLANs should be supported on a network.
Requires net_name or net_id to be specified.
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.
local_status_page_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
- Enables the local device status pages (U[my.meraki.com](my.meraki.com), U[ap.meraki.com](ap.meraki.com), U[switch.meraki.com](switch.meraki.com), U[wired.meraki.com](wired.meraki.com)).
net_id
string
ID number of a network.
net_name
string
Name of a network.

aliases: name, network
org_id
string
ID of organization.
org_name
string
Name of organization.

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.
remote_status_page_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enables access to the device status page (http://device LAN IP).
Can only be set if local_status_page_enabled: is set to yes.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • query
Create or modify an organization.
tags
list / elements=string
List of tags to assign to network.
tags name conflicts with the tags parameter in Ansible. Indentation problems may cause unexpected behaviors.
Ansible 2.8 converts this to a list from a comma separated list.
timeout
integer
Default:
30
Time to timeout for HTTP requests.
timezone
string
Timezone associated to network.
type
list / elements=string
    Choices:
  • appliance
  • switch
  • wireless
Type of network device network manages.
Required when creating a network.
As of Ansible 2.8, combined type is no longer accepted.
As of Ansible 2.8, changes to this parameter are no longer idempotent.

aliases: net_type
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

  • 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.

Examples

- delegate_to: localhost
  block:
    - name: List all networks associated to the YourOrg organization
      meraki_network:
        auth_key: abc12345
        state: query
        org_name: YourOrg
    - name: Query network named MyNet in the YourOrg organization
      meraki_network:
        auth_key: abc12345
        state: query
        org_name: YourOrg
        net_name: MyNet
    - name: Create network named MyNet in the YourOrg organization
      meraki_network:
        auth_key: abc12345
        state: present
        org_name: YourOrg
        net_name: MyNet
        type: switch
        timezone: America/Chicago
        tags: production, chicago
    - name: Create combined network named MyNet in the YourOrg organization
      meraki_network:
        auth_key: abc12345
        state: present
        org_name: YourOrg
        net_name: MyNet
        type:
          - switch
          - appliance
        timezone: America/Chicago
        tags: production, chicago
    - name: Enable VLANs on a network
      meraki_network:
        auth_key: abc12345
        state: query
        org_name: YourOrg
        net_name: MyNet
        enable_vlans: yes

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
data
complex
info
Information about the created or manipulated object.

 
id
string
success
Identification string of network.

Sample:
N_12345
 
local_status_page_enabled
boolean
success
States whether my.meraki.com and other device portals should be enabled.

Sample:
True
 
name
string
success
Written name of network.

Sample:
YourNet
 
organization_id
string
success
Organization ID which owns the network.

Sample:
0987654321
 
remote_status_page_enabled
boolean
success
Enables access to the device status page.

Sample:
True
 
tags
list / elements=string
success
Space delimited tags assigned to network.

Sample:
['production']
 
time_zone
string
success
Timezone where network resides.

Sample:
America/Chicago
 
type
list / elements=string
success
Functional type of network.

Sample:
['switch']


Authors

  • Kevin Breit (@kbreit)