cisco.nxos.nxos_vrf – Manages global VRF configuration.

Note

This plugin is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 1.3.1).

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
admin_state
string
    Choices:
  • up ←
  • down
Administrative state of the VRF.
aggregate
list / elements=dictionary
List of VRFs definitions.
admin_state
string
    Choices:
  • up
  • down
Administrative state of the VRF.
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
string
Name of VRF to be managed.

aliases: vrf
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
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
Manages desired state of the resource.
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
Default:
10
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
string
Name of VRF to be managed.

aliases: vrf
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 NXOS Platform Options guide.

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
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
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
    Choices:
  • cli ←
  • nxapi
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.
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
use_ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to yes only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
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
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
purge
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Purge VRFs not defined in the aggregate parameter.
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
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Manages desired state of the resource.
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

  • 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 Returned Description
commands
list / elements=string
always
commands sent to the device

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


Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)

  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)

  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)