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 3.6.0).

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)