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

Note

This module is part of the cisco.nxos collection (version 4.0.1).

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 cisco.nxos 1.0.0

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.

purge

boolean

Purge VRFs not defined in the aggregate parameter.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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 :ref:`NXOS Platform Options guide <nxos_platform_options>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the :ref:`Ansible Network Guide <network_guide>`

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the `Cisco integration page <https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/cisco>`_.

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)