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eos_interface – Manage Interface on Arista EOS network devices

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of Interfaces on Arista EOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
-
List of Interfaces definitions. Each of the entry in aggregate list should define name of interface name and other options as required.
auth_pass
string
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes with become_pass.
This option is only required if you are using eAPI.
For more information please see the EOS Platform Options guide.

Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes.
This option is only required if you are using eAPI.
For more information please see the EOS Platform Options guide.

Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
delay
-
Default:
10
Time in seconds to wait before checking for the operational state on remote device. This wait is applicable for operational state argument which are state with values up/down, tx_rate and rx_rate.
description
-
Description of Interface upto 240 characters.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Interface link status. If the value is True the interface state will be enabled, else if value is False interface will be in disable (shutdown) state.
mtu
-
Set maximum transmission unit size in bytes of transmit packet for the interface given in name option.
name
- / required
Name of the Interface to be configured on remote device. The name of interface should be in expanded format and not abbreviated.
neighbors
-
Check the operational state of given interface name for LLDP neighbor.
The following suboptions are available.
host
-
LLDP neighbor host for given interface name.
port
-
LLDP neighbor port to which given interface name is connected.
provider
dictionary
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
This option is only required if you are using eAPI.
For more information please see the EOS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
auth_pass
string
Specifies the password to use if required to enter privileged mode on the remote device. If authorize is false, then this argument does nothing. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTH_PASS will be used instead.
authorize
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Instructs the module to enter privileged mode on the remote device before sending any commands. If not specified, the device will attempt to execute all commands in non-privileged mode. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_AUTHORIZE will be used instead.
host
string / required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote device over the specified transport. The value of host is used as the destination address for the transport.
password
string
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or eapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port
integer
Default:
"0 (use common port)"
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device. This value applies to either cli or eapi. The port value will default to the appropriate transport common port if none is provided in the task. (cli=22, http=80, https=443).
ssh_keyfile
path
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout
integer
Default:
10
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.
transport
string / required
    Choices:
  • cli ←
  • eapi
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
use_proxy
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
use_ssl
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to yes only when the transport=eapi. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.
username
string
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate either the CLI login or the eAPI authentication depending on which transport is used. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_USERNAME will be used instead.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.
rx_rate
-
Receiver rate in bits per second (bps) for the interface given in name option.
This is state check parameter only.
Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules
speed
-
This option configures autoneg and speed/duplex/flowcontrol for the interface given in name option.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • up
  • down
State of the Interface configuration, up means present and operationally up and down means present and operationally down
tx_rate
-
Transmit rate in bits per second (bps) for the interface given in name option.
This is state check parameter only.
Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure interface
  eos_interface:
      name: ethernet1
      description: test-interface
      speed: 100full
      mtu: 512

- name: remove interface
  eos_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    state: absent

- name: make interface up
  eos_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    enabled: True

- name: make interface down
  eos_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    enabled: False

- name: Check intent arguments
  eos_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    state: up
    tx_rate: ge(0)
    rx_rate: le(0)

- name: Check neighbors intent arguments
  eos_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    neighbors:
    - port: eth0
      host: netdev

- name: Configure interface in disabled state and check if the operational state is disabled or not
  eos_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    enabled: False
    state: down

- name: Add interface using aggregate
  eos_interface:
    aggregate:
    - { name: ethernet1, mtu: 256, description: test-interface-1 }
    - { name: ethernet2, mtu: 516, description: test-interface-2 }
    speed: 100full
    state: present

- name: Delete interface using aggregate
  eos_interface:
    aggregate:
    - name: loopback9
    - name: loopback10
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always, except for the platforms that use Netconf transport to manage the device.
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device.

Sample:
['interface ethernet1', 'description test-interface', 'speed 100full', 'mtu 512']


Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)

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