cisco.nxos.nxos_vxlan_vtep module – Manages VXLAN Network Virtualization Endpoint (NVE).

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_vxlan_vtep.

New in version 1.0.0: of cisco.nxos

Synopsis

  • Manages VXLAN Network Virtualization Endpoint (NVE) overlay interface that terminates VXLAN tunnels.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

Description of the NVE interface.

global_ingress_replication_bgp

boolean

Configures ingress replication protocol as bgp for all VNIs. This is available on Nexus 9000 series switches running NX-OS software release 9.2(x) or higher.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

global_mcast_group_L2

string

Global multicast IP prefix for L2 VNIs or the keyword ‘default’. This is available on Nexus 9000 series switches running NX-OS software release 9.2(x) or higher.

global_mcast_group_L3

string

Global multicast IP prefix for L3 VNIs or the keyword ‘default’. This is available on Nexus 9000 series switches running NX-OS software release 9.2(x) or higher.

global_suppress_arp

boolean

Enables ARP suppression for all VNIs. This is available on NX-OS 9K series running 9.2.x or higher.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

host_reachability

boolean

Specify mechanism for host reachability advertisement. A Boolean value of ‘true’ indicates that BGP will be used for host reachability advertisement. A Boolean value of ‘false’ indicates that no protocol is used for host reachability advertisement. Other host reachability advertisement protocols (e.g. OpenFlow, controller, etc.) are not supported.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

interface

string / required

Interface name for the VXLAN Network Virtualization Endpoint.

multisite_border_gateway_interface

string

added in 1.1.0 of cisco.nxos

Specify the loopback interface whose IP address should be used for the NVE Multisite Border-gateway Interface. This is available on specific Nexus 9000 series switches running NX-OS 7.0(3)I7(x) or higher. Specify “default” to remove an existing gateway config.

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

shutdown

boolean

Administratively shutdown the NVE interface.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

source_interface

string

Specify the loopback interface whose IP address should be used for the NVE interface.

source_interface_hold_down_time

string

Suppresses advertisement of the NVE loopback address until the overlay has converged.

state

string

Determines whether the config should be present or not on the device.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

Notes

Note

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

  • Unsupported for Cisco MDS

  • The module is used to manage NVE properties, not to create NVE interfaces. Use cisco.nxos.nxos_interface if you wish to do so.

  • state=absent removes the interface.

  • Default, where supported, restores params default value.

  • 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

- cisco.nxos.nxos_vxlan_vtep:
    interface: nve1
    description: default
    host_reachability: true
    source_interface: Loopback0
    source_interface_hold_down_time: 30
    shutdown: default
    multisite_border_gateway_interface: Loopback0

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: [“interface nve1”, “source-interface loopback0”, “source-interface hold-down-time 30”, “description simple description”, “shutdown”, “host-reachability protocol bgp”, “multisite border-gateway interface loopback0”]

Authors

  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)