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aci_bd – Manage Bridge Domains (BD) objects (fv:BD)

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manages Bridge Domains (BD) on Cisco ACI fabrics.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
arp_flooding
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Determines if the Bridge Domain should flood ARP traffic.
The APIC defaults to no when unset during creation.
bd
string
The name of the Bridge Domain.

aliases: bd_name, name
bd_type
string
    Choices:
  • ethernet
  • fc
The type of traffic on the Bridge Domain.
The APIC defaults to ethernet when unset during creation.
certificate_name
string
The X.509 certificate name attached to the APIC AAA user used for signature-based authentication.
If a private_key filename was provided, this defaults to the private_key basename, without extension.
If PEM-formatted content was provided for private_key, this defaults to the username value.

aliases: cert_name
description
string
Description for the Bridge Domain.
enable_multicast
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Determines if PIM is enabled.
The APIC defaults to no when unset during creation.
enable_routing
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Determines if IP forwarding should be allowed.
The APIC defaults to yes when unset during creation.
endpoint_clear
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Clears all End Points in all Leaves when yes.
The value is not reset to disabled once End Points have been cleared; that requires a second task.
The APIC defaults to no when unset during creation.
endpoint_move_detect
string
    Choices:
  • default
  • garp
Determines if GARP should be enabled to detect when End Points move.
The APIC defaults to garp when unset during creation.
endpoint_retention_action
string
    Choices:
  • inherit
  • resolve
Determines if the Bridge Domain should inherit or resolve the End Point Retention Policy.
The APIC defaults to resolve when unset during creation.
endpoint_retention_policy
string
The name of the End Point Retention Policy the Bridge Domain should use when overriding the default End Point Retention Policy.
host
string / required
IP Address or hostname of APIC resolvable by Ansible control host.

aliases: hostname
igmp_snoop_policy
string
The name of the IGMP Snooping Policy the Bridge Domain should use when overriding the default IGMP Snooping Policy.
ip_learning
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Determines if the Bridge Domain should learn End Point IPs.
The APIC defaults to yes when unset during creation.
ipv6_nd_policy
string
The name of the IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Policy the Bridge Domain should use when overridding the default IPV6 ND Policy.
l2_unknown_unicast
string
    Choices:
  • proxy
  • flood
Determines what forwarding method to use for unknown l2 destinations.
The APIC defaults to proxy when unset during creation.
l3_unknown_multicast
string
    Choices:
  • flood
  • opt-flood
Determines the forwarding method to use for unknown multicast destinations.
The APIC defaults to flood when unset during creation.
limit_ip_learn
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Determines if the BD should limit IP learning to only subnets owned by the Bridge Domain.
The APIC defaults to yes when unset during creation.
mac_address
string
added in 2.5
The MAC Address to assign to the bd instead of using the default.
The APIC defaults to 00:22:BD:F8:19:FF when unset during creation.

aliases: mac
multi_dest
string
    Choices:
  • bd-flood
  • drop
  • encap-flood
Determines the forwarding method for L2 multicast, broadcast, and link layer traffic.
The APIC defaults to bd-flood when unset during creation.
output_level
string
    Choices:
  • debug
  • info
  • normal ←
Influence the output of this ACI module.
normal means the standard output, incl. current dict
info adds informational output, incl. previous, proposed and sent dicts
debug adds debugging output, incl. filter_string, method, response, status and url information
password
string / required
The password to use for authentication.
This option is mutual exclusive with private_key. If private_key is provided too, it will be used instead.
port
integer
Port number to be used for REST connection.
The default value depends on parameter use_ssl.
private_key
string / required
Either a PEM-formatted private key file or the private key content used for signature-based authentication.
This value also influences the default certificate_name that is used.
This option is mutual exclusive with password. If password is provided too, it will be ignored.

aliases: cert_key
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • query
Use present or absent for adding or removing.
Use query for listing an object or multiple objects.
tenant
string
The name of the Tenant.

aliases: tenant_name
timeout
integer
Default:
30
The socket level timeout in seconds.
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
use_ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.
username
string
Default:
"admin"
The username to use for authentication.

aliases: user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only set to no when used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
vrf
string
The name of the VRF.

aliases: vrf_name

Notes

Note

  • The tenant used must exist before using this module in your playbook. The aci_tenant module can be used for this.

See Also

See also

aci_tenant – Manage tenants (fv:Tenant)
The official documentation on the aci_tenant module.
APIC Management Information Model reference
More information about the internal APIC class fv:BD.
Cisco ACI Guide
Detailed information on how to manage your ACI infrastructure using Ansible.
Developing Cisco ACI modules
Detailed guide on how to write your own Cisco ACI modules to contribute.

Examples

- name: Add Bridge Domain
  aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    tenant: prod
    bd: web_servers
    mac_address: 00:22:BD:F8:19:FE
    vrf: prod_vrf
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add an FC Bridge Domain
  aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: no
    tenant: prod
    bd: storage
    bd_type: fc
    vrf: fc_vrf
    enable_routing: no
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Modify a Bridge Domain
  aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: yes
    tenant: prod
    bd: web_servers
    arp_flooding: yes
    l2_unknown_unicast: flood
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query All Bridge Domains
  aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: yes
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query a Bridge Domain
  aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: yes
    tenant: prod
    bd: web_servers
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Delete a Bridge Domain
  aci_bd:
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    validate_certs: yes
    tenant: prod
    bd: web_servers
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
current
list
success
The existing configuration from the APIC after the module has finished

Sample:
[{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production environment', 'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'name': 'production', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerKey': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
error
dictionary
failure
The error information as returned from the APIC

Sample:
{'code': '122', 'text': 'unknown managed object class foo'}
filter_string
string
failure or debug
The filter string used for the request

Sample:
?rsp-prop-include=config-only
method
string
failure or debug
The HTTP method used for the request to the APIC

Sample:
POST
previous
list
info
The original configuration from the APIC before the module has started

Sample:
[{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production', 'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'name': 'production', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerKey': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
proposed
dictionary
info
The assembled configuration from the user-provided parameters

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production environment', 'name': 'production'}}}
raw
string
parse error
The raw output returned by the APIC REST API (xml or json)

Sample:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><imdata totalCount="1"><error code="122" text="unknown managed object class foo"/></imdata>
response
string
failure or debug
The HTTP response from the APIC

Sample:
OK (30 bytes)
sent
list
info
The actual/minimal configuration pushed to the APIC

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'descr': 'Production environment'}}}
status
integer
failure or debug
The HTTP status from the APIC

Sample:
200
url
string
failure or debug
The HTTP url used for the request to the APIC

Sample:
https://10.11.12.13/api/mo/uni/tn-production.json


Status

Authors

  • Jacob McGill (@jmcgill298)

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