cisco.nxos.nxos_l2_interface module – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manage Layer-2 interface on Cisco NXOS devices.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 3.0.0).

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_l2_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_l2_interfaces

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of Layer-2 interface on Cisco NXOS devices.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_vlan

string

Configure given VLAN in access port. If mode=access, used as the access VLAN ID.

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of Layer-2 interface definitions.

access_vlan

string

Configure given VLAN in access port. If mode=access, used as the access VLAN ID.

mode

string

Mode in which interface needs to be configured.

Choices:

  • access

  • trunk

name

aliases: interface

string

Full name of the interface excluding any logical unit number, i.e. Ethernet1/1.

native_vlan

string

Native VLAN to be configured in trunk port. If mode=trunk, used as the trunk native VLAN ID.

state

string

Manage the state of the Layer-2 Interface configuration.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

  • unconfigured

trunk_allowed_vlans

string

List of allowed VLANs in a given trunk port. If mode=trunk, these are the only VLANs that will be configured on the trunk, i.e. “2-10,15”.

trunk_vlans

aliases: trunk_add_vlans

string

List of VLANs to be configured in trunk port. If mode=trunk, used as the VLAN range to ADD or REMOVE from the trunk.

mode

string

Mode in which interface needs to be configured.

Choices:

  • access

  • trunk

name

aliases: interface

string

Full name of the interface excluding any logical unit number, i.e. Ethernet1/1.

native_vlan

string

Native VLAN to be configured in trunk port. If mode=trunk, used as the trunk native VLAN ID.

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

state

string

Manage the state of the Layer-2 Interface configuration.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • unconfigured

trunk_allowed_vlans

string

List of allowed VLANs in a given trunk port. If mode=trunk, these are the only VLANs that will be configured on the trunk, i.e. “2-10,15”.

trunk_vlans

aliases: trunk_add_vlans

string

List of VLANs to be configured in trunk port. If mode=trunk, used as the VLAN range to ADD or REMOVE from the trunk.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Ensure Eth1/5 is in its default l2 interface state
  cisco.nxos.nxos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1/5
    state: unconfigured

- name: Ensure Eth1/5 is configured for access vlan 20
  cisco.nxos.nxos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1/5
    mode: access
    access_vlan: 20

- name: Ensure Eth1/5 only has vlans 5-10 as trunk vlans
  cisco.nxos.nxos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1/5
    mode: trunk
    native_vlan: 10
    trunk_vlans: 5-10

- name: Ensure eth1/5 is a trunk port and ensure 2-50 are being tagged (doesn't mean
    others aren't also being tagged)
  cisco.nxos.nxos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1/5
    mode: trunk
    native_vlan: 10
    trunk_vlans: 2-50

- name: Ensure these VLANs are not being tagged on the trunk
  cisco.nxos.nxos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1/5
    mode: trunk
    trunk_vlans: 51-4094
    state: absent

- name: Aggregate Configure interfaces for access_vlan with aggregate
  cisco.nxos.nxos_l2_interface:
    aggregate:
    - {name: Ethernet1/2, access_vlan: 6}
    - {name: Ethernet1/7, access_vlan: 15}
    mode: access

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Returned: always, except for the platforms that use Netconf transport to manage the device.

Sample: [“interface eth1/5”, “switchport access vlan 20”]

Status

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

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)