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aci_vlan_pool_encap_block - Manage encap blocks assigned to VLAN pools (fvns:EncapBlk)

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manage VLAN encap blocks that are assigned to VLAN pools on Cisco ACI fabrics.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
allocation_mode
    Choices:
  • dynamic
  • inherit
  • static
The method used for allocating encaps to resources.

aliases: mode
block_end
int
The end of encap block.

aliases: end
block_name
The name to give to the encap block.

aliases: name
block_start
int
The start of the encap block.

aliases: start
certificate_name
The X.509 certificate name attached to the APIC AAA user used for signature-based authentication.
It defaults to the private_key basename, without extension.

aliases: cert_name
description
Description for the pool encap block.

aliases: descr
host
required
IP Address or hostname of APIC resolvable by Ansible control host.

aliases: hostname
output_level
    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
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.
pool
The name of the pool that the encap block should be assigned to.

aliases: pool_name
pool_allocation_mode
    Choices:
  • dynamic
  • static
The method used for allocating encaps to resources.

aliases: pool_mode
port
Port number to be used for REST connection.
The default value depends on parameter `use_ssl`.
private_key
required
PEM formatted file that contains your private key to be used for signature-based authentication.
The name of the key (without extension) is used as the certificate name in ACI, unless certificate_name is specified.
This option is mutual exclusive with password. If password is provided too, it will be ignored.

aliases: cert_key
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • query
Use present or absent for adding or removing.
Use query for listing an object or multiple objects.
timeout
int
Default:
30
The socket level timeout in seconds.
use_proxy
bool
    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
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, an HTTP connection will be used instead of the default HTTPS connection.
username Default:
admin
The username to use for authentication.

aliases: user
validate_certs
bool
    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.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Add a new VLAN encap block
  aci_vlan_pool_encap_block:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool: production
    block_start: 20
    block_end: 50
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a VLAN encap block
  aci_vlan_pool_encap_block:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool: production
    block_start: 20
    block_end: 50
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Query a VLAN encap block
  aci_vlan_pool_encap_block:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool: production
    block_start: 20
    block_end: 50
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query a VLAN pool for encap blocks
  aci_vlan_pool_encap_block:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    pool: production
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

- name: Query all VLAN encap blocks
  aci_vlan_pool_encap_block:
    host: apic
    username: admin
    password: SomeSecretPassword
    state: query
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: query_result

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

Sample:
{'text': 'unknown managed object class foo', 'code': '122'}
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': {'dn': 'uni/tn-production', 'ownerKey': '', 'name': 'production', 'descr': 'Production', 'nameAlias': '', 'ownerTag': ''}}}]
proposed
dict
info
The assembled configuration from the user-provided parameters

Sample:
{'fvTenant': {'attributes': {'name': 'production', 'descr': 'Production environment'}}}
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
int
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

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as certified which means that it is maintained by an Ansible Partner. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by an Ansible Partner, see here.

Author

  • Jacob McGill (@jmcgill298)
  • Dag Wieers (@dagwieers)

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