cisco.nxos.nxos_bfd_global module – Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) global-level configuration

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 3.1.1).

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.nxos.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • Manages Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) global-level configuration.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

echo_interface

string

Loopback interface used for echo frames.

Valid values are loopback interface name or ‘deleted’.

Not supported on N5K/N6K

echo_rx_interval

integer

BFD Echo receive interval in milliseconds.

fabricpath_interval

dictionary

BFD fabricpath interval timer values.

Value must be a dict defining values for keys (tx, min_rx, and multiplier).

fabricpath_slow_timer

integer

BFD fabricpath slow rate timer in milliseconds.

fabricpath_vlan

integer

BFD fabricpath control vlan.

interval

dictionary

BFD interval timer values.

Value must be a dict defining values for keys (tx, min_rx, and multiplier)

ipv4_echo_rx_interval

integer

BFD IPv4 session echo receive interval in milliseconds.

ipv4_interval

dictionary

BFD IPv4 interval timer values.

Value must be a dict defining values for keys (tx, min_rx, and multiplier).

ipv4_slow_timer

integer

BFD IPv4 slow rate timer in milliseconds.

ipv6_echo_rx_interval

integer

BFD IPv6 session echo receive interval in milliseconds.

ipv6_interval

dictionary

BFD IPv6 interval timer values.

Value must be a dict defining values for keys (tx, min_rx, and multiplier).

ipv6_slow_timer

integer

BFD IPv6 slow rate timer in milliseconds.

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 https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/platform_nxos.html.


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

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.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

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.

Choices:

  • cli ← (default)

  • nxapi

use_proxy

boolean

If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

use_ssl

boolean

Configures the transport to use SSL if set to yes only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

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.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

slow_timer

integer

BFD slow rate timer in milliseconds.

startup_timer

integer

BFD delayed startup timer in seconds.

Not supported on N5K/N6K/N7K

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 9.2(2)

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • BFD global will automatically enable ‘feature bfd’ if it is disabled.

  • BFD global does not have a ‘state’ parameter. All of the BFD commands are unique and are defined if ‘feature bfd’ is enabled.

  • 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

- cisco.nxos.nxos_bfd_global:
    echo_interface: Ethernet1/2
    echo_rx_interval: 50
    interval:
      tx: 50
      min_rx: 50
      multiplier: 4

Return Values

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

Key

Description

cmds

list / elements=string

commands sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“bfd echo-interface loopback1”, “bfd slow-timer 2000”]

Authors

  • Chris Van Heuveln (@chrisvanheuveln)