cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf module – Manages global VRF 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_vrf.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of VRFs on CISCO NXOS network devices.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

admin_state

string

Administrative state of the VRF.

Choices:

  • up ← (default)

  • down

aggregate

list / elements=dictionary

List of VRFs definitions.

admin_state

string

Administrative state of the VRF.

Choices:

  • up

  • down

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vrf name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vrf 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.

description

string

Description of the VRF or keyword ‘default’.

interfaces

list / elements=string

List of interfaces to check the VRF has been configured correctly or keyword ‘default’.

name

aliases: vrf

string

Name of VRF to be managed.

rd

string

VPN Route Distinguisher (RD). Valid values are a string in one of the route-distinguisher formats (ASN2:NN, ASN4:NN, or IPV4:NN); the keyword ‘auto’, or the keyword ‘default’.

state

string

Manages desired state of the resource.

Choices:

  • present

  • absent

vni

string

Specify virtual network identifier. Valid values are Integer or keyword ‘default’.

associated_interfaces

list / elements=string

This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vrf name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vrf 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

description

string

Description of the VRF or keyword ‘default’.

interfaces

list / elements=string

List of interfaces to check the VRF has been configured correctly or keyword ‘default’.

name

aliases: vrf

string

Name of VRF to be managed.

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 VRFs not defined in the aggregate parameter.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

rd

string

VPN Route Distinguisher (RD). Valid values are a string in one of the route-distinguisher formats (ASN2:NN, ASN4:NN, or IPV4:NN); the keyword ‘auto’, or the keyword ‘default’.

state

string

Manages desired state of the resource.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

vni

string

Specify virtual network identifier. Valid values are Integer or keyword ‘default’.

Notes

Note

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

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • Cisco NX-OS creates the default VRF by itself. Therefore, you’re not allowed to use default as vrf name in this module.

  • vrf name must be shorter than 32 chars.

  • VRF names are not case sensible in NX-OS. Anyway, the name is stored just like it’s inserted by the user and it’ll not be changed again unless the VRF is removed and re-created. i.e. vrf=NTC will create a VRF named NTC, but running it again with vrf=ntc will not cause a configuration change.

  • 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: Ensure ntc VRF exists on switch
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf:
    name: ntc
    description: testing
    state: present

- name: Aggregate definition of VRFs
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf:
    aggregate:
    - {name: test1, description: Testing, admin_state: down}
    - {name: test2, interfaces: Ethernet1/2}

- name: Aggregate definitions of VRFs with Purge
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf:
    aggregate:
    - {name: ntc1, description: purge test1}
    - {name: ntc2, description: purge test2}
    state: present
    purge: yes

- name: Delete VRFs exist on switch
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf:
    aggregate:
    - {name: ntc1}
    - {name: ntc2}
    state: absent

- name: Assign interfaces to VRF declaratively
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf:
    name: test1
    interfaces:
    - Ethernet2/3
    - Ethernet2/5

- name: Check interfaces assigned to VRF
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf:
    name: test1
    associated_interfaces:
    - Ethernet2/3
    - Ethernet2/5

- name: Ensure VRF is tagged with interface Ethernet2/5 only (Removes from Ethernet2/3)
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf:
    name: test1
    interfaces:
    - Ethernet2/5

- name: Delete VRF
  cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf:
    name: ntc
    state: absent

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: [“vrf context ntc”, “no shutdown”, “interface Ethernet1/2”, “no switchport”, “vrf member test2”]

Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)

  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)