cisco.nxos.nxos_devicealias module – Configuration of device alias for Cisco NXOS MDS Switches.

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_devicealias.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • Configuration of device alias for Cisco MDS NXOS.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

da

list / elements=dictionary

List of device-alias to be added or removed

name

string / required

Name of the device-alias to be added or removed

pwwn

string

pwwn to which the name needs to be associated with

remove

boolean

Removes the device-alias if set to True

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

distribute

boolean

Enable/Disable device-alias distribution

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

mode

string

Mode of devices-alias, basic or enhanced

Choices:

  • basic

  • enhanced

rename

list / elements=dictionary

List of device-alias to be renamed

new_name

string / required

New name of the device-alias

old_name

string / required

Old name of the device-alias that needs to be renamed

Notes

Note

  • Tested against Cisco MDS NX-OS 8.4(1)

Examples

- name: Test that device alias module works
  cisco.nxos.nxos_devicealias:
    da:
    - name: test1_add
      pwwn: 56:2:22:11:22:88:11:67
    - name: test2_add
      pwwn: 65:22:22:11:22:22:11:d
    - name: dev1
      remove: true
    - name: dev2
      remove: true
    distribute: true
    mode: enhanced
    rename:
    - new_name: bcd
      old_name: abc
    - new_name: bcd1
      old_name: abc1

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: [“terminal dont-ask”, “device-alias database”, “device-alias name somename pwwn 10:00:00:00:89:a1:01:03”, “device-alias name somename1 pwwn 10:00:00:00:89:a1:02:03”, “device-alias commit”, “no terminal dont-ask”]

Authors

  • Suhas Bharadwaj (@srbharadwaj)