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eos_l3_interface - Manage L3 interfaces on Arista EOS network devices.

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of L3 interfaces on Arista EOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
List of L3 interfaces definitions. Each of the entry in aggregate list should define name of interface name and a optional ipv4 or ipv6 address.
auth_pass
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
bool
    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.
ipv4
IPv4 address to be set for the L3 interface mentioned in name option. The address format is <ipv4 address>/<mask>, the mask is number in range 0-32 eg. 192.168.0.1/24
ipv6
IPv6 address to be set for the L3 interface mentioned in name option. The address format is <ipv6 address>/<mask>, the mask is number in range 0-128 eg. fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64
name
Name of the L3 interface to be configured eg. ethernet1
provider
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.
username
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.
authorize
bool
    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.
ssh_keyfile
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.
use_proxy
bool

(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
auth_pass
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.
host
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.
timeout 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.
use_ssl
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=eapi. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.
password
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.
validate_certs
bool
    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.
port 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).
transport
required
    Choices:
  • eapi
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the L3 interface configuration. It indicates if the configuration should be present or absent on remote device.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Remove ethernet1 IPv4 and IPv6 address
  eos_l3_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    state: absent

- name: Set ethernet1 IPv4 address
  eos_l3_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    ipv4: 192.168.0.1/24

- name: Set ethernet1 IPv6 address
  eos_l3_interface:
    name: ethernet1
    ipv6: "fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64"

- name: Set interface Vlan1 (SVI) IPv4 address
  eos_l3_interface:
    name: Vlan1
    ipv4: 192.168.0.5/24

- name: Set IP addresses on aggregate
  eos_l3_interface:
    aggregate:
      - { name: ethernet1, ipv4: 192.168.2.10/24 }
      - { name: ethernet1, ipv4: 192.168.3.10/24, ipv6: "fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64" }

- name: Remove IP addresses on aggregate
  eos_l3_interface:
    aggregate:
      - { name: ethernet1, ipv4: 192.168.2.10/24 }
      - { name: ethernet1, ipv4: 192.168.3.10/24, ipv6: "fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64" }
    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', 'ip address 192.168.0.1/24', 'ipv6 address fd5d:12c9:2201:1::1/64']


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 network which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Network Team. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

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

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Ganesh Nalawade (@ganeshrn)

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