cisco.nxos.nxos_vlans module – VLANs resource module

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_vlans.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • This module creates and manages VLAN configurations on Cisco NX-OS.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

config

list / elements=dictionary

A dictionary of Vlan options

enabled

boolean

Manage administrative state of the vlan.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

mapped_vni

integer

The Virtual Network Identifier (VNI) ID that is mapped to the VLAN.

mode

string

Set vlan mode to classical ethernet or fabricpath. This is a valid option for Nexus 5000, 6000 and 7000 series.

Choices:

  • ce

  • fabricpath

name

string

Name of VLAN.

state

string

Manage operational state of the vlan.

Choices:

  • active

  • suspend

vlan_id

integer / required

Vlan ID.

running_config

string

This option is used only with state parsed.

The value of this option should be the output received from the NX-OS device by executing the commands show vlans | json-pretty and show running-config | section ^vlan in order and delimited by a line.

The state parsed reads the configuration from running_config option and transforms it into Ansible structured data as per the resource module’s argspec and the value is then returned in the parsed key within the result.

state

string

The state of the configuration after module completion.

The state overridden would override the configuration of all the VLANs on the device (including VLAN 1) with the provided configuration in the task. Use caution with this state.

Choices:

  • merged ← (default)

  • replaced

  • overridden

  • deleted

  • gathered

  • rendered

  • parsed

Notes

Note

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

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

Examples

# Using merged

# Before state:
# -------------
# vlan 1

- name: Merge provided configuration with device configuration.
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlans:
    config:
    - vlan_id: 5
      name: test-vlan5
    - vlan_id: 10
      enabled: false
    state: merged

# After state:
# ------------
# vlan 5
#   name test-vlan5
#   state active
#   no shutdown
# vlan 10
#   state active
#   shutdown


# Using replaced

# Before state:
# -------------
# vlan 1
# vlan 5
#   name test-vlan5
# vlan 10
#   shutdown

- name: Replace device configuration of specified vlan with provided configuration.
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlans:
    config:
    - vlan_id: 5
      name: test-vlan
      enabled: false
    - vlan_id: 10
      enabled: false
    state: replaced

# After state:
# ------------
# vlan 1
# vlan 5
#   name test-vlan
#   state active
#   shutdown
# vlan 10
#   state active
#   shutdown


# Using overridden

# Before state:
# -------------
# vlan 1
# vlan 3
#   name testing
# vlan 5
#   name test-vlan5
#   shutdown
# vlan 10
#   shutdown

- name: Override device configuration of all vlans with provided configuration.
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlans:
    config:
    - vlan_id: 5
      name: test-vlan
    - vlan_id: 10
      state: active
    state: overridden

# After state:
# ------------
# vlan 5
#   name test-vlan
#   state active
#   no shutdown
# vlan 10
#   state active
#   no shutdown


# Using deleted

# Before state:
# -------------
# vlan 1
# vlan 5
# vlan 10

- name: Delete vlans.
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlans:
    config:
    - vlan_id: 5
    - vlan_id: 10
    state: deleted

# After state:
# ------------
#

# Using rendered

- name: Use rendered state to convert task input to device specific commands
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlans:
    config:
    - vlan_id: 5
      name: vlan5
      mapped_vni: 100

    - vlan_id: 6
      name: vlan6
      state: suspend
    state: rendered

# Task Output (redacted)
# -----------------------

# rendered:
#   - vlan 5
#   - name vlan5
#   - vn-segment 100
#   - vlan 6
#   - name vlan6
#   - state suspend

# Using parsed

# parsed.cfg
# ------------
# {
#     "TABLE_vlanbrief": {
#        "ROW_vlanbrief": [
#            {
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanid": "1",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanid-utf": "1",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanname": "default",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanstate": "active",
#                "vlanshowbr-shutstate": "noshutdown"
#            },
#            {
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanid": "5",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanid-utf": "5",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanname": "vlan5",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanstate": "suspend",
#                "vlanshowbr-shutstate": "noshutdown"
#            },
#            {
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanid": "6",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanid-utf": "6",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanname": "VLAN0006",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanstate": "active",
#                "vlanshowbr-shutstate": "noshutdown"
#            },
#            {
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanid": "7",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanid-utf": "7",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanname": "vlan7",
#                "vlanshowbr-vlanstate": "active",
#                "vlanshowbr-shutstate": "noshutdown"
#            }
#        ]
#    },
#    "TABLE_mtuinfo": {
#        "ROW_mtuinfo": [
#            {
#                "vlanshowinfo-vlanid": "1",
#                "vlanshowinfo-media-type": "enet",
#                "vlanshowinfo-vlanmode": "ce-vlan"
#            },
#            {
#                "vlanshowinfo-vlanid": "5",
#                "vlanshowinfo-media-type": "enet",
#                "vlanshowinfo-vlanmode": "ce-vlan"
#            },
#            {
#                "vlanshowinfo-vlanid": "6",
#                "vlanshowinfo-media-type": "enet",
#                "vlanshowinfo-vlanmode": "ce-vlan"
#            },
#            {
#                "vlanshowinfo-vlanid": "7",
#                "vlanshowinfo-media-type": "enet",
#                "vlanshowinfo-vlanmode": "ce-vlan"
#             }
#        ]
#    }
# }
#
# vlan 1,5-7
# vlan 5
#   state suspend
#   name vlan5
# vlan 7
#   name vlan7
#   vn-segment 100

- name: Use parsed state to convert externally supplied config to structured format
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlans:
    running_config: "{{ lookup('file', 'parsed.cfg') }}"
    state: parsed

# Task output (redacted)
# -----------------------

# parsed:
#   - vlan_id: 5
#     enabled: True
#     mode: "ce"
#     name: "vlan5"
#     state: suspend
#
#   - vlan_id: 6
#     enabled: True
#     mode: "ce"
#     state: active
#
#   - vlan_id: 7
#     enabled: True
#     mode: "ce"
#     name: "vlan7"
#     state: active
#     mapped_vni: 100

# Using gathered

# Existing device config state
# -------------------------------
# nxos-9k# show vlan | json
# {"TABLE_vlanbrief": {"ROW_vlanbrief": [{"vlanshowbr-vlanid": "1", "vlanshowbr-vlanid-utf": "1", "vlanshowbr-vlanname": "default", "vlanshowbr-vlanstate
# ": "active", "vlanshowbr-shutstate": "noshutdown"}, {"vlanshowbr-vlanid": "5", "vlanshowbr-vlanid-utf": "5", "vlanshowbr-vlanname": "vlan5", "vlanshowb
# r-vlanstate": "suspend", "vlanshowbr-shutstate": "noshutdown"}, {"vlanshowbr-vlanid": "6", "vlanshowbr-vlanid-utf": "6", "vlanshowbr-vlanname": "VLAN00
# 06", "vlanshowbr-vlanstate": "active", "vlanshowbr-shutstate": "noshutdown"}, {"vlanshowbr-vlanid": "7", "vlanshowbr-vlanid-utf": "7", "vlanshowbr-vlan
# name": "vlan7", "vlanshowbr-vlanstate": "active", "vlanshowbr-shutstate": "shutdown"}]}, "TABLE_mtuinfo": {"ROW_mtuinfo": [{"vlanshowinfo-vlanid": "1",
# "vlanshowinfo-media-type": "enet", "vlanshowinfo-vlanmode": "ce-vlan"}, {"vlanshowinfo-vlanid": "5", "vlanshowinfo-media-type": "enet", "vlanshowinfo-
# vlanmode": "ce-vlan"}, {"vlanshowinfo-vlanid": "6", "vlanshowinfo-media-type": "enet", "vlanshowinfo-vlanmode": "ce-vlan"}, {"vlanshowinfo-vlanid": "7"
# , "vlanshowinfo-media-type": "enet", "vlanshowinfo-vlanmode": "ce-vlan"}]}}
#
# nxos-9k#  show running-config | section ^vlan
# vlan 1,5-7
# vlan 5
#   state suspend
#   name vlan5
# vlan 7
#   shutdown
#   name vlan7
#   vn-segment 190

- name: Gather vlans facts from the device using nxos_vlans
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vlans:
    state: gathered

# Task output (redacted)
# -----------------------
# gathered:
#   - vlan_id: 5
#     enabled: True
#     mode: "ce"
#     name: "vlan5"
#     state: suspend
#
#   - vlan_id: 6
#     enabled: True
#     mode: "ce"
#     state: active
#
#   - vlan_id: 7
#     enabled: False
#     mode: "ce"
#     name: "vlan7"
#     state: active
#     mapped_vni: 190

Return Values

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

Key

Description

after

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data after module completion.

Returned: when changed

Sample: “The configuration returned will always be in the same format\n of the parameters above.\n”

before

list / elements=string

The configuration as structured data prior to module invocation.

Returned: always

Sample: “The configuration returned will always be in the same format\n of the parameters above.\n”

commands

list / elements=string

The set of commands pushed to the remote device.

Returned: always

Sample: [“vlan 5”, “name test-vlan5”, “state suspend”]

Authors

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)