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

Note

This module is part of the dellemc.openmanage collection (version 5.4.0).

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 >= 3.8.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ca_path

path

added in 5.0.0 of dellemc.openmanage

The Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) file that contains a CA certificate to be used for the validation.

description

string

Provide a short description of the fabric to be created or modified.

fabric_design

string

Specify the fabric topology.See the use API https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-in/poweredge-mx7000/omem_1_20_10_ug/smartfabric-network-topologies to know why its topology.

fabric_design is mandatory for fabric creation.

Choices:

  • 2xMX5108n_Ethernet_Switches_in_same_chassis

  • 2xMX9116n_Fabric_Switching_Engines_in_same_chassis

  • 2xMX9116n_Fabric_Switching_Engines_in_different_chassis

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

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.

Choices:

  • Enabled

  • Disabled

password

string / required

OpenManage Enterprise Modular password.

port

integer

OpenManage Enterprise Modular HTTPS port.

Default: 443

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

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.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

timeout

integer

added in 5.0.0 of dellemc.openmanage

The socket level timeout in seconds.

Default: 30

username

string / required

OpenManage Enterprise Modular username.

validate_certs

boolean

added in 5.0.0 of dellemc.openmanage

If False, the SSL certificates will not be validated.

Configure False only on personally controlled sites where self-signed certificates are used.

Prior to collection version 5.0.0, the validate_certs is False by default.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    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"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    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"
    ca_path: "/path/to/ca_cert.pem"
    state: "absent"
    name: "fabric1"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

additional_info

dictionary

Additional details of the fabric operation.

Returned: when state=present and additional information present in response.

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

Details of the HTTP Error.

Returned: on 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

Returns the ID when an fabric is created, modified or deleted.

Returned: success

Sample: “1312cceb-c3dd-4348-95c1-d8541a17d776”

msg

string

Overall status of the fabric operation.

Returned: always

Sample: “Fabric creation operation is initiated.”

Authors

  • Sajna Shetty(@Sajna-Shetty)