cisco.meraki.meraki_network – Manage networks 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_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)). - Only can be specified on its own or with remote_status_page_enabled.
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.
Only can be specified on its own or with local_status_page_enabled.
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.

  • 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

- 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
    - name: Modify local status page enabled state
      meraki_network:
        auth_key: abc12345
        state: query
        org_name: YourOrg
        net_name: MyNet
        local_status_page_enabled: 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)