cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server_host – Manages AAA server host-specific configuration.

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.nxos collection.

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server_host.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • Manages AAA server host-specific configuration.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
acct_port
string
Alternate UDP port for RADIUS accounting or keyword 'default'.
address
string / required
Address or name of the radius or tacacs host.
auth_port
string
Alternate UDP port for RADIUS authentication or keyword 'default'.
encrypt_type
string
    Choices:
  • 0
  • 7
The state of encryption applied to the entered key. O for clear text, 7 for encrypted. Type-6 encryption is not supported.
host_timeout
string
Timeout period for specified host, in seconds or keyword 'default. Range is 1-60.
key
string
Shared secret for the specified host or keyword 'default'.
provider
dictionary
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
Starting with Ansible 2.6 we recommend using connection: httpapi for NX-API.
This option will be removed in a release after 2022-06-01.
For more information please see the NXOS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
auth_pass
string
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
host
string
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.
password
string
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or nxapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port
integer
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. This value applies to either cli or nxapi. The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task. (cli=22, http=80, https=443).
ssh_keyfile
string
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for the cli transport. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout
integer
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error. NX-API can be slow to return on long-running commands (sh mac, sh bgp, etc).
transport
string
    Choices:
  • cli ←
  • nxapi
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device. The transport argument supports connectivity to the device over cli (ssh) or nxapi.
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
use_ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to yes only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
username
string
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate either the CLI login or the nxapi authentication depending on which transport is used. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. If the transport argument is not nxapi, this value is ignored.
server_type
string / required
    Choices:
  • radius
  • tacacs
The server type is either radius or tacacs.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Manage the state of the resource.
tacacs_port
string
Alternate TCP port TACACS Server or keyword 'default'.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL

  • Changes to the host key (shared secret) are not idempotent for type 0.

  • If state=absent removes the whole host configuration.

  • For information on using CLI and NX-API see the NXOS Platform Options guide

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the Cisco integration page.

Examples

# Radius Server Host Basic settings
- name: Radius Server Host Basic settings
  cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server_host:
    state: present
    server_type: radius
    address: 1.2.3.4
    acct_port: 2084
    host_timeout: 10

# Radius Server Host Key Configuration
- name: Radius Server Host Key Configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server_host:
    state: present
    server_type: radius
    address: 1.2.3.4
    key: hello
    encrypt_type: 7

# TACACS Server Host Configuration
- name: Tacacs Server Host Configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_aaa_server_host:
    state: present
    server_type: tacacs
    tacacs_port: 89
    host_timeout: 10
    address: 5.6.7.8

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
changed
boolean
always
check to see if a change was made on the device

Sample:
True
end_state
dictionary
always
k/v pairs of configuration after module execution

Sample:
{'address': '1.2.3.4', 'auth_port': '2084', 'host_timeout': '10', 'server_type': 'radius'}
existing
dictionary
always
k/v pairs of existing configuration

proposed
dictionary
always
k/v pairs of parameters passed into module

Sample:
{'address': '1.2.3.4', 'auth_port': '2084', 'host_timeout': '10', 'server_type': 'radius'}
updates
list / elements=string
always
command sent to the device

Sample:
['radius-server host 1.2.3.4 auth-port 2084 timeout 10']


Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)