netbox.netbox.netbox_prefix module – Creates or removes prefixes from NetBox

Note

This module is part of the netbox.netbox collection (version 3.7.0).

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 netbox.netbox.

To use it in a playbook, specify: netbox.netbox.netbox_prefix.

New in version 0.1.0: of netbox.netbox

Synopsis

  • Creates or removes prefixes from NetBox

Requirements

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

  • pynetbox

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cert

raw

Certificate path

data

dictionary / required

Defines the prefix configuration

custom_fields

dictionary

Must exist in NetBox and in key/value format

description

string

The description of the prefix

family

integer

Specifies which address family the prefix prefix belongs to

is_pool

boolean

All IP Addresses within this prefix are considered usable

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

parent

raw

Required if state is present and first_available is yes. Will get a new available prefix in this parent prefix.

prefix

raw

Required if state is present and first_available is False. Will allocate or free this prefix.

prefix_length

integer

Required ONLY if state is present and first_available is yes.

Will get a new available prefix of the given prefix_length in this parent prefix.

prefix_role

raw

The role of the prefix

site

raw

Site that prefix is associated with

status

raw

The status of the prefix

tags

list / elements=raw

Any tags that the prefix may need to be associated with

tenant

raw

The tenant that the prefix will be assigned to

vlan

raw

The VLAN the prefix will be assigned to

vrf

raw

VRF that prefix is associated with

first_available

boolean

If yes and state present, if an parent is given, it will get the first available prefix of the given prefix_length inside the given parent (and vrf, if given). Unused with state absent.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

netbox_token

string / required

The NetBox API token.

netbox_url

string / required

The URL of the NetBox instance.

Must be accessible by the Ansible control host.

query_params

list / elements=string

This can be used to override the specified values in ALLOWED_QUERY_PARAMS that are defined

in plugins/module_utils/netbox_utils.py and provides control to users on what may make

an object unique in their environment.

state

string

The state of the object.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

validate_certs

raw

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on personally controlled sites using a self-signed certificates.

Default: “yes”

Notes

Note

  • Tags should be defined as a YAML list

  • This should be ran with connection local and hosts localhost

Examples

- name: "Test NetBox prefix module"
  connection: local
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: False

  tasks:
    - name: Create prefix within NetBox with only required information
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          prefix: 10.156.0.0/19
        state: present

    - name: Delete prefix within netbox
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          prefix: 10.156.0.0/19
        state: absent

    - name: Create prefix with several specified options
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          family: 4
          prefix: 10.156.32.0/19
          site: Test Site
          vrf: Test VRF
          tenant: Test Tenant
          vlan:
            name: Test VLAN
            site: Test Site
            tenant: Test Tenant
            vlan_group: Test Vlan Group
          status: Reserved
          prefix_role: Network of care
          description: Test description
          is_pool: true
          tags:
            - Schnozzberry
        state: present

    - name: Get a new /24 inside 10.156.0.0/19 within NetBox - Parent doesn't exist
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          parent: 10.156.0.0/19
          prefix_length: 24
        state: present
        first_available: yes

    - name: Create prefix within NetBox with only required information
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          prefix: 10.156.0.0/19
        state: present

    - name: Get a new /24 inside 10.156.0.0/19 within NetBox
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          parent: 10.156.0.0/19
          prefix_length: 24
        state: present
        first_available: yes

    - name: Get a new /24 inside 10.157.0.0/19 within NetBox with additional values
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          parent: 10.157.0.0/19
          prefix_length: 24
          vrf: Test VRF
          site: Test Site
        state: present
        first_available: yes

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved

Returned: always

prefix

dictionary

Serialized object as created or already existent within NetBox

Returned: on creation

Authors

  • Mikhail Yohman (@FragmentedPacket)

  • Anthony Ruhier (@Anthony25)