cisco.nxos.nxos_vpc module – Manages global VPC configuration

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_vpc.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • Manages global VPC configuration

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auto_recovery

boolean

Enables/Disables auto recovery on platforms that support disable

timers are not modifiable with this attribute

mutually exclusive with auto_recovery_reload_delay

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

auto_recovery_reload_delay

string

Manages auto-recovery reload-delay timer in seconds

mutually exclusive with auto_recovery

delay_restore

string

manages delay restore command and config value in seconds

delay_restore_interface_vlan

string

manages delay restore interface-vlan command and config value in seconds

not supported on all platforms

delay_restore_orphan_port

string

manages delay restore orphan-port command and config value in seconds

not supported on all platforms

domain

string / required

VPC domain

peer_gw

boolean

Enables/Disables peer gateway

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

pkl_dest

string

Destination (remote) IP address used for peer keepalive link

pkl_dest is required whenever pkl options are used.

pkl_src

string

Source IP address used for peer keepalive link

pkl_vrf

string

VRF used for peer keepalive link

The VRF must exist on the device before using pkl_vrf.

(Note) ‘default’ is an overloaded term: Default vrf context for pkl_vrf is ‘management’; ‘pkl_vrf: default’ refers to the literal ‘default’ rib.

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

role_priority

string

Role priority for device. Remember lower is better.

state

string

Manages desired state of the resource

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

system_priority

string

System priority device. Remember they must match between peers.

Notes

Note

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

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • The feature vpc must be enabled before this module can be used

  • If not using management vrf, vrf must be globally on the device before using in the pkl config

  • Although source IP isn’t required on the command line it is required when using this module. The PKL VRF must also be configured prior to using this module.

  • Both pkl_src and pkl_dest are needed when changing PKL VRF.

  • 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: configure a simple asn
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vpc:
    domain: 100
    role_priority: 1000
    system_priority: 2000
    pkl_dest: 192.168.100.4
    pkl_src: 10.1.100.20
    peer_gw: true
    auto_recovery: true

- name: configure
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vpc:
    domain: 100
    role_priority: 32667
    system_priority: 2000
    peer_gw: true
    pkl_src: 10.1.100.2
    pkl_dest: 192.168.100.4
    auto_recovery: true

- name: Configure VPC with delay restore and existing keepalive VRF
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vpc:
    domain: 10
    role_priority: 28672
    system_priority: 2000
    delay_restore: 180
    peer_gw: true
    pkl_src: 1.1.1.2
    pkl_dest: 1.1.1.1
    pkl_vrf: vpckeepalive
    auto_recovery: true

Return Values

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

Key

Description

commands

list / elements=string

commands sent to the device

Returned: always

Sample: [“vpc domain 100”, “peer-keepalive destination 192.168.100.4 source 10.1.100.20 vrf management”, “auto-recovery”, “peer-gateway”]

Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)

  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)