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

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_vxlan_vtep.

New in cisco.nxos 1.0.0

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:

  • false

  • true

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:

  • false

  • true

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:

  • false

  • true

interface

string / required

Interface name for the VXLAN Network Virtualization Endpoint.

multisite_border_gateway_interface

string

added in cisco.nxos 1.1.0

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.

shutdown

boolean

Administratively shutdown the NVE interface.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

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_interfaces 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 :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

- 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)