community.general.dimensiondata_vlan module – Manage a VLAN in a Cloud Control network domain

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

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 community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.dimensiondata_vlan.

Synopsis

  • Manage VLANs in Cloud Control network domains.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allow_expand

boolean

Permit expansion of the target VLAN’s network if the module parameters specify a larger network than the VLAN currently possesses.

If False, the module will fail under these conditions.

This is intended to prevent accidental expansion of a VLAN’s network (since this operation is not reversible).

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

description

string

A description of the VLAN.

Default: ""

location

string / required

The target datacenter.

mcp_password

string

The password used to authenticate to the CloudControl API.

If not specified, will fall back to MCP_PASSWORD from environment variable or ~/.dimensiondata.

Required if mcp_user is specified.

mcp_user

string

The username used to authenticate to the CloudControl API.

If not specified, will fall back to MCP_USER from environment variable or ~/.dimensiondata.

name

string / required

The name of the target VLAN.

network_domain

string / required

The Id or name of the target network domain.

private_ipv4_base_address

string

The base address for the VLAN’s IPv4 network (e.g. 192.168.1.0).

Default: ""

private_ipv4_prefix_size

integer

The size of the IPv4 address space, e.g 24.

Required, if private_ipv4_base_address is specified.

Default: 0

region

string

The target region.

Regions are defined in Apache libcloud project [libcloud/common/dimensiondata.py]

They are also listed in https://libcloud.readthedocs.io/en/latest/compute/drivers/dimensiondata.html

Note that the default value “na” stands for “North America”.

The module prepends ‘dd-’ to the region choice.

Default: "na"

state

string

The desired state for the target VLAN.

readonly ensures that the state is only ever read, not modified (the module will fail if the resource does not exist).

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

  • "readonly"

validate_certs

boolean

If false, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on private instances of the CloudControl API that use self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

wait

boolean

Should we wait for the task to complete before moving onto the next.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

wait_poll_interval

integer

The amount of time (in seconds) to wait between checks for task completion.

Only applicable if wait=true.

Default: 2

wait_time

integer

The maximum amount of time (in seconds) to wait for the task to complete.

Only applicable if wait=true.

Default: 600

Examples

- name: Add or update VLAN
  community.general.dimensiondata_vlan:
    region: na
    location: NA5
    network_domain: test_network
    name: my_vlan1
    description: A test VLAN
    private_ipv4_base_address: 192.168.23.0
    private_ipv4_prefix_size: 24
    state: present
    wait: true

- name: Read / get VLAN details
  community.general.dimensiondata_vlan:
    region: na
    location: NA5
    network_domain: test_network
    name: my_vlan1
    state: readonly
    wait: true

- name: Delete a VLAN
  community.general.dimensiondata_vlan:
    region: na
    location: NA5
    network_domain: test_network
    name: my_vlan_1
    state: absent
    wait: true

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

vlan

complex

Dictionary describing the VLAN.

Returned: On success when state is ‘present’

description

string

VLAN description.

Returned: success

Sample: "My VLAN description"

id

string

VLAN ID.

Returned: success

Sample: "aaaaa000-a000-4050-a215-2808934ccccc"

location

string

Datacenter location.

Returned: success

Sample: "NA3"

name

string

VLAN name.

Returned: success

Sample: "My VLAN"

private_ipv4_base_address

string

The base address for the VLAN’s private IPV4 network.

Returned: success

Sample: "192.168.23.0"

private_ipv4_gateway_address

string

The gateway address for the VLAN’s private IPV4 network.

Returned: success

Sample: "192.168.23.1"

private_ipv4_prefix_size

integer

The prefix size for the VLAN’s private IPV4 network.

Returned: success

Sample: 24

private_ipv6_base_address

string

The base address for the VLAN’s IPV6 network.

Returned: success

Sample: "2402:9900:111:1195:0:0:0:0"

private_ipv6_gateway_address

string

The gateway address for the VLAN’s IPV6 network.

Returned: success

Sample: "2402:9900:111:1195:0:0:0:1"

private_ipv6_prefix_size

integer

The prefix size for the VLAN’s IPV6 network.

Returned: success

Sample: 64

status

string

VLAN status.

Returned: success

Sample: "NORMAL"

Authors

  • Adam Friedman (@tintoy)