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eos_l2_interface – Manage L2 interfaces on Arista EOS network devices

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of L2 interfaces on Arista EOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
access_vlan
-
Configure given VLAN in access port. If mode=access, used as the access VLAN ID.
aggregate
-
List of Layer-2 interface definitions.
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.
mode
-
    Choices:
  • access
  • trunk
Mode in which interface needs to be configured.
name
- / required
Name of the interface

aliases: interface
native_vlan
-
Native VLAN to be configured in trunk port. If mode=trunk, used as the trunk native VLAN ID.
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.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • unconfigured
Manage the state of the Layer-2 Interface configuration.
trunk_allowed_vlans
-
List of allowed VLANs in a given trunk port. If mode=trunk, these are the ONLY VLANs that will be configured on the trunk, i.e. 2-10,15.

aliases: trunk_vlans

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Ensure Ethernet1 does not have any switchport
  eos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1
    state: absent

- name: Ensure Ethernet1 is configured for access vlan 20
  eos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1
    mode: access
    access_vlan: 20

- name: Ensure Ethernet1 is a trunk port and ensure 2-50 are being tagged (doesn't mean others aren't also being tagged)
  eos_l2_interface:
    name: Ethernet1
    mode: trunk
    native_vlan: 10
    trunk_allowed_vlans: 2-50

- name: Set switchports on aggregate
  eos_l2_interface:
    aggregate:
      - { name: ethernet1, mode: access, access_vlan: 20}
      - { name: ethernet2, mode: trunk, native_vlan: 10}

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always.
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['interface ethernet1', 'switchport access vlan 20']


Status

Red Hat Support

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

Authors

  • Ricardo Carrillo Cruz (@rcarrillocruz)

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