cisco.nxos.nxos_interface module – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manages physical attributes of interfaces.

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_interface.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

DEPRECATED

Removed in

major release after 2022-06-01

Why

Updated modules released with more functionality

Alternative

nxos_interfaces

Synopsis

  • Manages physical attributes of interfaces of NX-OS switches.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

admin_state

string

Administrative state of the interface.

Choices:

  • up ← (default)

  • down

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of Interfaces definitions.

admin_state

string

Administrative state of the interface.

Choices:

  • up

  • down

delay

integer

Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state arguments.

description

string

Interface description.

duplex

string

Interface link status. Applicable for ethernet interface only.

Choices:

  • full

  • half

  • auto

fabric_forwarding_anycast_gateway

boolean

Associate SVI with anycast gateway under VLAN configuration mode. Applicable for SVI interface only.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

interface_type

string

Interface type to be unconfigured from the device.

Choices:

  • loopback

  • portchannel

  • svi

  • nve

ip_forward

string

Enable/Disable ip forward feature on SVIs.

Choices:

  • enable

  • disable

mode

string

Manage Layer 2 or Layer 3 state of the interface. This option is supported for ethernet and portchannel interface. Applicable for ethernet and portchannel interface only.

Choices:

  • layer2

  • layer3

mtu

string

MTU for a specific interface. Must be an even number between 576 and 9216. Applicable for ethernet interface only.

name

string / required

Full name of interface, i.e. Ethernet1/1, port-channel10.

neighbors

list / elements=dictionary

Check the operational state of given interface name for LLDP neighbor.

The following suboptions are available. This is state check parameter only.

host

string

LLDP neighbor host for given interface name.

port

string

LLDP neighbor port to which given interface name is connected.

rx_rate

string

Receiver rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/network_working_with_command_output.html#conditionals-in-networking-modules

speed

string

Interface link speed. Applicable for ethernet interface only.

state

string

Specify desired state of the resource.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

  • default

tx_rate

string

Transmit rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/network_working_with_command_output.html#conditionals-in-networking-modules

delay

integer

Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state arguments.

Default: 10

description

string

Interface description.

duplex

string

Interface link status. Applicable for ethernet interface only.

Choices:

  • full

  • half

  • auto

fabric_forwarding_anycast_gateway

boolean

Associate SVI with anycast gateway under VLAN configuration mode. Applicable for SVI interface only.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

interface_type

string

Interface type to be unconfigured from the device.

Choices:

  • loopback

  • portchannel

  • svi

  • nve

ip_forward

string

Enable/Disable ip forward feature on SVIs.

Choices:

  • enable

  • disable

mode

string

Manage Layer 2 or Layer 3 state of the interface. This option is supported for ethernet and portchannel interface. Applicable for ethernet and portchannel interface only.

Choices:

  • layer2

  • layer3

mtu

string

MTU for a specific interface. Must be an even number between 576 and 9216. Applicable for ethernet interface only.

name

aliases: interface

string

Full name of interface, i.e. Ethernet1/1, port-channel10.

neighbors

list / elements=dictionary

Check the operational state of given interface name for LLDP neighbor.

The following suboptions are available. This is state check parameter only.

host

string

LLDP neighbor host for given interface name.

port

string

LLDP neighbor port to which given interface name is connected.

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

rx_rate

string

Receiver rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/network_working_with_command_output.html#conditionals-in-networking-modules

speed

string

Interface link speed. Applicable for ethernet interface only.

state

string

Specify desired state of the resource.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • default

tx_rate

string

Transmit rate in bits per second (bps).

This is state check parameter only.

Supports conditionals, see https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/network/user_guide/network_working_with_command_output.html#conditionals-in-networking-modules

Notes

Note

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

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • This module is also used to create logical interfaces such as svis and loopbacks.

  • Be cautious of platform specific idiosyncrasies. For example, when you default a loopback interface, the admin state toggles on certain versions of NX-OS.

  • The cisco.nxos.nxos_overlay_global anycast_gateway_mac attribute must be set before setting the fabric_forwarding_anycast_gateway property.

  • 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: Ensure an interface is a Layer 3 port and that it has the proper description
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    name: Ethernet1/1
    description: Configured by Ansible
    mode: layer3

- name: Admin down an interface
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    name: Ethernet2/1
    admin_state: down

- name: Remove all loopback interfaces
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    name: loopback
    state: absent

- name: Remove all logical interfaces
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    interface_type: '{{ item }} '
    state: absent
  loop:
  - loopback
  - portchannel
  - svi
  - nve

- name: Admin up all loopback interfaces
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    name: loopback 0-1023
    admin_state: up

- name: Admin down all loopback interfaces
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    name: loopback 0-1023
    admin_state: down

- name: Check neighbors intent arguments
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    name: Ethernet2/3
    neighbors:
    - port: Ethernet2/3
      host: abc.mycompany.com

- name: Add interface using aggregate
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    aggregate:
    - {name: Ethernet0/1, mtu: 256, description: test-interface-1}
    - {name: Ethernet0/2, mtu: 516, description: test-interface-2}
    duplex: full
    speed: 100
    state: present

- name: Delete interface using aggregate
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    aggregate:
    - name: Loopback9
    - name: Loopback10
    state: absent

- name: Check intent arguments
  cisco.nxos.nxos_interface:
    name: Ethernet0/2
    state: up
    tx_rate: ge(0)
    rx_rate: le(0)

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

command list sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“interface Ethernet2/3”, “mtu 1500”, “speed 10”]

Status

  • This module will be removed in a major release after 2022-06-01. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)