cisco.nxos.nxos_evpn_vni module – Manages Cisco EVPN VXLAN Network Identifier (VNI).

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 4.0.1).

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_evpn_vni.

New in cisco.nxos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages Cisco Ethernet Virtual Private Network (EVPN) VXLAN Network Identifier (VNI) configurations of a Nexus device.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

route_distinguisher

string

The VPN Route Distinguisher (RD). The RD is combined with the IPv4 or IPv6 prefix learned by the PE router to create a globally unique address.

route_target_both

list / elements=string

Enables/Disables route-target settings for both import and export target communities using a single property.

route_target_export

list / elements=string

Sets the route-target ‘export’ extended communities.

route_target_import

list / elements=string

Sets the route-target ‘import’ extended communities.

state

string

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

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

vni

string / required

The EVPN VXLAN Network Identifier.

Notes

Note

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

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • default, where supported, restores params default value.

  • RD override is not permitted. You should set it to the default values first and then reconfigure it.

  • route_target_both, route_target_import and route_target_export valid values are a list of extended communities, (i.e. [‘1.2.3.4:5’, ‘33:55’]) or the keywords ‘auto’ or ‘default’.

  • The route_target_both property is discouraged due to the inconsistent behavior of the property across Nexus platforms and image versions. For this reason it is recommended to use explicit route_target_export and route_target_import properties instead of route_target_both.

  • RD valid values are a string in one of the route-distinguisher formats, the keyword ‘auto’, or the keyword ‘default’.

  • For information on using CLI and NX-API see the :ref:`NXOS Platform Options guide <nxos_platform_options>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the :ref:`Ansible Network Guide <network_guide>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the `Cisco integration page <https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/cisco>`_.

Examples

- name: vni configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_evpn_vni:
    vni: 6000
    route_distinguisher: 60:10
    route_target_import:
    - 5000:10
    - 4100:100
    route_target_export: auto
    route_target_both: default

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: ["evpn", "vni 6000 l2", "route-target import 5001:10"]

Authors

  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)