cisco.nxos.nxos_nxapi module – Manage NXAPI configuration on an NXOS device.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 4.0.0).

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_nxapi.

New in cisco.nxos 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Configures the NXAPI feature on devices running Cisco NXOS. The NXAPI feature is absent from the configuration by default. Since this module manages the NXAPI feature it only supports the use of the Cli transport.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

http

aliases: enable_http

boolean

Controls the operating state of the HTTP protocol as one of the underlying transports for NXAPI. By default, NXAPI will enable the HTTP transport when the feature is first configured. To disable the use of the HTTP transport, set the value of this argument to False.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

http_port

integer

Configure the port with which the HTTP server will listen on for requests. By default, NXAPI will bind the HTTP service to the standard HTTP port 80. This argument accepts valid port values in the range of 1 to 65535.

Default: 80

https

aliases: enable_https

boolean

Controls the operating state of the HTTPS protocol as one of the underlying transports for NXAPI. By default, NXAPI will disable the HTTPS transport when the feature is first configured. To enable the use of the HTTPS transport, set the value of this argument to True.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

https_port

integer

Configure the port with which the HTTPS server will listen on for requests. By default, NXAPI will bind the HTTPS service to the standard HTTPS port 443. This argument accepts valid port values in the range of 1 to 65535.

Default: 443

sandbox

aliases: enable_sandbox

boolean

The NXAPI feature provides a web base UI for developers for entering commands. This feature is initially disabled when the NXAPI feature is configured for the first time. When the sandbox argument is set to True, the developer sandbox URL will accept requests and when the value is set to False, the sandbox URL is unavailable. This is supported on NX-OS 7K series.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

ssl_strong_ciphers

boolean

Controls the use of whether strong or weak ciphers are configured. By default, this feature is disabled and weak ciphers are configured. To enable the use of strong ciphers, set the value of this argument to True.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

state

string

The state argument controls whether or not the NXAPI feature is configured on the remote device. When the value is present the NXAPI feature configuration is present in the device running-config. When the values is absent the feature configuration is removed from the running-config.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

tlsv1_0

boolean

Controls the use of the Transport Layer Security version 1.0 is configured. By default, this feature is enabled. To disable the use of TLSV1.0, set the value of this argument to True.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

tlsv1_1

boolean

Controls the use of the Transport Layer Security version 1.1 is configured. By default, this feature is disabled. To enable the use of TLSV1.1, set the value of this argument to True.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

tlsv1_2

boolean

Controls the use of the Transport Layer Security version 1.2 is configured. By default, this feature is disabled. To enable the use of TLSV1.2, set the value of this argument to True.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Notes

Note

  • Limited Support for Cisco MDS

  • 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: Enable NXAPI access with default configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_nxapi:
    state: present

- name: Enable NXAPI with no HTTP, HTTPS at port 9443 and sandbox disabled
  cisco.nxos.nxos_nxapi:
    enable_http: false
    https_port: 9443
    https: yes
    enable_sandbox: no

- name: remove NXAPI configuration
  cisco.nxos.nxos_nxapi:
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

updates

list / elements=string

Returns the list of commands that need to be pushed into the remote device to satisfy the arguments

Returned: always

Sample: ["no feature nxapi"]

Authors

  • Peter Sprygada (@privateip)