cisco.nxos.nxos_vlan module – (deprecated, removed after 2022-06-01) Manages VLAN resources and attributes.

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 3.1.0).

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_vlan.

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_vlans

Synopsis

  • Manages VLAN configurations on NX-OS switches.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

admin_state

string

Manage the VLAN administrative state of the VLAN equivalent to shut/no shut in VLAN config mode.

Choices:

  • up ← (default)

  • down

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of VLANs definitions.

admin_state

string

Manage the VLAN administrative state of the VLAN equivalent to shut/no shut in VLAN config mode.

Choices:

  • up

  • down

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vlan name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vlan interfaces on device it will result in failure.

delay

integer

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

interfaces

list / elements=string

List of interfaces that should be associated to the VLAN or keyword ‘default’.

mapped_vni

string

The Virtual Network Identifier (VNI) ID that is mapped to the VLAN. Valid values are integer and keyword ‘default’. Range 4096-16773119.

mode

string

Set VLAN mode to classical ethernet or fabricpath. This is a valid option for Nexus 5000 and 7000 series.

Choices:

  • ce

  • fabricpath

name

string

Name of VLAN or keyword ‘default’.

state

string

Manage the state of the resource.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

vlan_id

integer / required

Single VLAN ID.

vlan_range

string

Range of VLANs such as 2-10 or 2,5,10-15, etc.

vlan_state

string

Manage the vlan operational state of the VLAN

Choices:

  • active

  • suspend

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vlan name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vlan interfaces on device it will result in failure.

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

interfaces

list / elements=string

List of interfaces that should be associated to the VLAN or keyword ‘default’.

mapped_vni

string

The Virtual Network Identifier (VNI) ID that is mapped to the VLAN. Valid values are integer and keyword ‘default’. Range 4096-16773119.

mode

string

Set VLAN mode to classical ethernet or fabricpath. This is a valid option for Nexus 5000 and 7000 series.

Choices:

  • ce ← (default)

  • fabricpath

name

string

Name of VLAN or keyword ‘default’.

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

purge

boolean

Purge VLANs not defined in the aggregate parameter. This parameter can be used without aggregate as well.

Removal of Vlan 1 is not allowed and will be ignored by purge.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

state

string

Manage the state of the resource.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

vlan_id

integer

Single VLAN ID.

vlan_range

string

Range of VLANs such as 2-10 or 2,5,10-15, etc.

vlan_state

string

Manage the vlan operational state of the VLAN

Choices:

  • active ← (default)

  • suspend

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Ensure a range of VLANs are not present on the switch
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlan:
    vlan_range: 2-10,20,50,55-60,100-150
    state: absent

- name: Ensure VLAN 50 exists with the name WEB and is in the shutdown state
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlan:
    vlan_id: 50
    admin_state: down
    name: WEB

- name: Ensure VLAN is NOT on the device
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlan:
    vlan_id: 50
    state: absent

- name: Add interfaces to VLAN and check intent (config + intent)
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlan:
    vlan_id: 100
    interfaces:
    - Ethernet2/1
    - Ethernet2/5
    associated_interfaces:
    - Ethernet2/1
    - Ethernet2/5

- name: Check interfaces assigned to VLAN
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlan:
    vlan_id: 100
    associated_interfaces:
    - Ethernet2/1
    - Ethernet2/5

- name: Create aggregate of vlans
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlan:
    aggregate:
    - {vlan_id: 4000, mode: ce}
    - {vlan_id: 4001, name: vlan-4001}

- name: purge vlans - removes all other vlans except the ones mentioned in aggregate)
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlan:
    aggregate:
    - vlan_id: 1
    - vlan_id: 4001
    purge: yes

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

Set of command strings to send to the remote device

Returned: always

Sample: [“vlan 20”, “vlan 55”, “vn-segment 5000”]

Status

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

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)