cisco.nxos.nxos_bgp module – (deprecated, removed after 2023-01-27) Manages BGP configuration.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 3.1.0).

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.nxos.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2023-01-27

Why

Updated module released with more functionality.

Alternative

nxos_bgp_global

Synopsis

  • Manages BGP configurations on NX-OS switches.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

asn

string / required

BGP autonomous system number. Valid values are String, Integer in ASPLAIN or ASDOT notation.

bestpath_always_compare_med

boolean

Enable/Disable MED comparison on paths from different autonomous systems.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

bestpath_aspath_multipath_relax

boolean

Enable/Disable load sharing across the providers with different (but equal-length) AS paths.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

bestpath_compare_neighborid

boolean

Enable/Disable neighborid. Use this when more paths available than max path config.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

bestpath_compare_routerid

boolean

Enable/Disable comparison of router IDs for identical eBGP paths.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

bestpath_cost_community_ignore

boolean

Enable/Disable Ignores the cost community for BGP best-path calculations.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

bestpath_med_confed

boolean

Enable/Disable enforcement of bestpath to do a MED comparison only between paths originated within a confederation.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

bestpath_med_missing_as_worst

boolean

Enable/Disable assigns the value of infinity to received routes that do not carry the MED attribute, making these routes the least desirable.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

bestpath_med_non_deterministic

boolean

Enable/Disable deterministic selection of the best MED pat from among the paths from the same autonomous system.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

cluster_id

string

Route Reflector Cluster-ID.

confederation_id

string

Routing domain confederation AS.

confederation_peers

list / elements=string

AS confederation parameters.

disable_policy_batching

boolean

Enable/Disable the batching evaluation of prefix advertisement to all peers.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

disable_policy_batching_ipv4_prefix_list

string

Enable/Disable the batching evaluation of prefix advertisements to all peers with prefix list.

disable_policy_batching_ipv6_prefix_list

string

Enable/Disable the batching evaluation of prefix advertisements to all peers with prefix list.

enforce_first_as

boolean

Enable/Disable enforces the neighbor autonomous system to be the first AS number listed in the AS path attribute for eBGP. On NX-OS, this property is only supported in the global BGP context.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

event_history_cli

string

Enable/Disable cli event history buffer.

Choices:

  • size_small

  • size_medium

  • size_large

  • size_disable

  • default

  • true

  • false

event_history_detail

string

Enable/Disable detail event history buffer.

Choices:

  • size_small

  • size_medium

  • size_large

  • size_disable

  • default

  • true

  • false

event_history_events

string

Enable/Disable event history buffer.

Choices:

  • size_small

  • size_medium

  • size_large

  • size_disable

  • default

  • true

  • false

event_history_periodic

string

Enable/Disable periodic event history buffer.

Choices:

  • size_small

  • size_medium

  • size_large

  • size_disable

  • default

  • true

  • false

fast_external_fallover

boolean

Enable/Disable immediately reset the session if the link to a directly connected BGP peer goes down. Only supported in the global BGP context.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

flush_routes

boolean

Enable/Disable flush routes in RIB upon controlled restart. On NX-OS, this property is only supported in the global BGP context.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

graceful_restart

boolean

Enable/Disable graceful restart.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

graceful_restart_helper

boolean

Enable/Disable graceful restart helper mode.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

graceful_restart_timers_restart

string

Set maximum time for a restart sent to the BGP peer.

graceful_restart_timers_stalepath_time

string

Set maximum time that BGP keeps the stale routes from the restarting BGP peer.

isolate

boolean

Enable/Disable isolate this router from BGP perspective.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

local_as

string

Local AS number to be used within a VRF instance.

log_neighbor_changes

boolean

Enable/Disable message logging for neighbor up/down event.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

maxas_limit

string

Specify Maximum number of AS numbers allowed in the AS-path attribute. Valid values are between 1 and 512.

neighbor_down_fib_accelerate

boolean

Enable/Disable handle BGP neighbor down event, due to various reasons.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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

reconnect_interval

string

The BGP reconnection interval for dropped sessions. Valid values are between 1 and 60.

router_id

string

Router Identifier (ID) of the BGP router VRF instance.

shutdown

boolean

Administratively shutdown the BGP protocol.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

state

string

Determines whether the config should be present or not on the device.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

suppress_fib_pending

boolean

Enable/Disable advertise only routes programmed in hardware to peers.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

timer_bestpath_limit

string

Specify timeout for the first best path after a restart, in seconds.

timer_bgp_hold

string

Set BGP hold timer.

timer_bgp_keepalive

string

Set BGP keepalive timer.

vrf

string

Name of the VRF. The name ‘default’ is a valid VRF representing the global BGP.

Default: “default”

Notes

Note

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

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • state=absent removes the whole BGP ASN configuration when vrf=default or the whole VRF instance within the BGP process when using a different VRF.

  • Default when supported restores params default value.

  • Configuring global params is only permitted if vrf=default.

  • 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

- name: Configure a simple ASN
  cisco.nxos.nxos_bgp:
    asn: 65535
    vrf: test
    router_id: 192.0.2.1
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

commands sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“router bgp 65535”, “vrf test”, “router-id 192.0.2.1”]

Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2023-01-27. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)

  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)