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dimensiondata_vlan - Manage a VLAN in a Cloud Control network domain.

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manage VLANs in Cloud Control network domains.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
allow_expand
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Permit expansion of the target VLAN's network if the module parameters specify a larger network than the VLAN currently posesses?
If False, the module will fail under these conditions.
This is intended to prevent accidental expansion of a VLAN's network (since this operation is not reversible).
description
A description of the VLAN.
location
required
The target datacenter.
mcp_password
The password used to authenticate to the CloudControl API.
If not specified, will fall back to MCP_PASSWORD from environment variable or ~/.dimensiondata.
Required if mcp_user is specified.
mcp_user
The username used to authenticate to the CloudControl API.
If not specified, will fall back to MCP_USER from environment variable or ~/.dimensiondata.
name
The name of the target VLAN.
Required if state is present.
network_domain
required
The Id or name of the target network domain.
private_ipv4_base_address
The base address for the VLAN's IPv4 network (e.g. 192.168.1.0).
private_ipv4_prefix_size
The size of the IPv4 address space, e.g 24.
Required, if private_ipv4_base_address is specified.
region
    Choices:
  • Regions are defined in Apache libcloud project [libcloud/common/dimensiondata.py]
  • They are also listed in U(https://libcloud.readthedocs.io/en/latest/compute/drivers/dimensiondata.html)
  • Note that the default value "na" stands for "North America".
  • The module prepends 'dd-' to the region choice.
Default:
na
The target region.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • readonly
The desired state for the target VLAN.
readonly ensures that the state is only ever read, not modified (the module will fail if the resource does not exist).
validate_certs Default:
yes
If false, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only be used on private instances of the CloudControl API that use self-signed certificates.
wait Default:
no
Should we wait for the task to complete before moving onto the next.
wait_poll_interval Default:
2
The amount of time (in seconds) to wait between checks for task completion.
Only applicable if wait=true.
wait_time Default:
600
The maximum amount of time (in seconds) to wait for the task to complete.
Only applicable if wait=true.

Examples

# Add or update VLAN
- dimensiondata_vlan:
    region: na
    location: NA5
    network_domain: test_network
    name: my_vlan1
    description: A test VLAN
    private_ipv4_base_address: 192.168.23.0
    private_ipv4_prefix_size: 24
    state: present
    wait: yes
# Read / get VLAN details
- dimensiondata_vlan:
    region: na
    location: NA5
    network_domain: test_network
    name: my_vlan1
    state: readonly
    wait: yes
# Delete a VLAN
- dimensiondata_vlan:
    region: na
    location: NA5
    network_domain: test_network
    name: my_vlan_1
    state: absent
    wait: yes

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
vlan
complex
On success when state is 'present'
Dictionary describing the VLAN.

  status
string
VLAN status.

Sample:
NORMAL
  private_ipv6_prefix_size
int
The prefix size for the VLAN's IPV6 network.

Sample:
64
  private_ipv6_base_address
string
The base address for the VLAN's IPV6 network.

Sample:
2402:9900:111:1195:0:0:0:0
  private_ipv4_base_address
string
The base address for the VLAN's private IPV4 network.

Sample:
192.168.23.0
  name
string
VLAN name.

Sample:
My VLAN
  private_ipv4_prefix_size
int
The prefix size for the VLAN's private IPV4 network.

Sample:
24
  location
string
Datacenter location.

Sample:
NA3
  private_ipv4_gateway_address
string
The gateway address for the VLAN's private IPV4 network.

Sample:
192.168.23.1
  private_ipv6_gateway_address
string
The gateway address for the VLAN's IPV6 network.

Sample:
2402:9900:111:1195:0:0:0:1
  id
string
VLAN ID.

Sample:
aaaaa000-a000-4050-a215-2808934ccccc
  description
string
VLAN description.

Sample:
My VLAN description


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 community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

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

Author

  • Adam Friedman (@tintoy)

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