dellemc.openmanage.ome_smart_fabric – Create, modify or delete a fabric on OpenManage Enterprise Modular

Note

This plugin is part of the dellemc.openmanage collection (version 4.3.0).

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 dellemc.openmanage.

To use it in a playbook, specify: dellemc.openmanage.ome_smart_fabric.

New in version 2.1.0: of dellemc.openmanage

Synopsis

  • This module allows to create a fabric, and modify or delete an existing fabric on OpenManage Enterprise Modular.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.7.17

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
string
Provide a short description of the fabric to be created or modified.
fabric_design
string
    Choices:
  • 2xMX5108n_Ethernet_Switches_in_same_chassis
  • 2xMX9116n_Fabric_Switching_Engines_in_same_chassis
  • 2xMX9116n_Fabric_Switching_Engines_in_different_chassis
fabric_design is mandatory for fabric creation.
hostname
string / required
OpenManage Enterprise Modular IP address or hostname.
name
string / required
Provide the name of the fabric to be created, deleted or modified.
new_name
string
Provide the name of the fabric to be modified.
override_LLDP_configuration
string
    Choices:
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
Enable this configuration to allow Fabric Management Address to be included in LLDP messages.
Notes: OpenManage Enterprise Modular 1.0 does not support this option. Some software networking solutions require a single management address to be transmitted by all Ethernet switches to represent the entire fabric. Enable this feature only when connecting to such a solution.
password
string / required
OpenManage Enterprise Modular password.
port
integer
Default:
443
OpenManage Enterprise Modular HTTPS port.
primary_switch_service_tag
string
Service tag of the first switch.
primary_switch_service_tag is mandatory for fabric creation.
primary_switch_service_tag must belong to the model selected in fabric_design.
secondary_switch_service_tag
string
Service tag of the second switch.
secondary_switch_service_tag is mandatory for fabric creation.
secondary_switch_service_tag must belong to the model selected in fabric_design.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
present creates a new fabric or modifies an existing fabric.
absent deletes an existing fabric.
Notes: The create, modify, or delete fabric operation takes around 15-20 minutes to complete. It is recommended not to start an another operation until the current operation is completed.
username
string / required
OpenManage Enterprise Modular username.

Notes

Note

  • Run this module from a system that has direct access to DellEMC OpenManage Enterprise Modular.

  • This module supports check_mode.

Examples

---
- name: Create a fabric
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_smart_fabric:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    state: present
    name: "fabric1"
    description: "fabric desc"
    fabric_design: "2xMX9116n_Fabric_Switching_Engines_in_different_chassis"
    primary_switch_service_tag: "SVTG123"
    secondary_switch_service_tag: "PXYT456"
    override_LLDP_configuration: "Enabled"

- name: Modify a fabric
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_smart_fabric:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    state: present
    name: "fabric1"
    new_name: "fabric_gold1"
    description: "new description"

- name: Delete a fabric
  dellemc.openmanage.ome_smart_fabric:
    hostname: "192.168.0.1"
    username: "username"
    password: "password"
    state: "absent"
    name: "fabric1"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
additional_info
dictionary
when state=present and additional information present in response.
Additional details of the fabric operation.

Sample:
{'error': {'@Message.ExtendedInfo': [{'Message': 'Fabric update is successful. The OverrideLLDPConfiguration attribute is not provided in the payload, so it preserves the previous value.', 'MessageArgs': [], 'RelatedProperties': [], 'Resolution': 'Please update the Fabric with the OverrideLLDPConfiguration as Disabled or Enabled if necessary.', 'Severity': 'Informational'}], 'code': 'Base.1.0.GeneralError', 'message': 'A general error has occurred. See ExtendedInfo for more information.'}}
error_info
dictionary
on HTTP error
Details of the HTTP Error.

Sample:
{'error': {'@Message.ExtendedInfo': [{'Message': 'Unable to perform operation, because the fabric manager was not reachable.', 'MessageArgs': [], 'RelatedProperties': [], 'Resolution': 'Make sure of the following and retry the operation: 1) There is at least one advanced I/O Module in power-on mode. For example, MX9116n Ethernet Switch and MX5108n Ethernet Switch. However, if an advanced I/O Module is available in the power-on mode, make sure that the network profile is not set when the fabric manager is in the switch-over mode. 2) If the issue persists, wait for few minutes and retry the operation.', 'Severity': 'Warning'}], 'code': 'Base.1.0.GeneralError', 'message': 'A general error has occurred. See ExtendedInfo for more information.'}}
fabric_id
string
success
Returns the ID when an fabric is created, modified or deleted.

Sample:
1312cceb-c3dd-4348-95c1-d8541a17d776
msg
string
always
Overall status of the fabric operation.

Sample:
Fabric creation operation is initiated.


Authors

  • Sajna Shetty(@Sajna-Shetty)