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eos_vrf – Manage VRFs on Arista EOS network devices

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

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

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
-
List of VRFs definitions
associated_interfaces
-
added in 2.5
This is a intent option and checks the operational state of the for given vrf name for associated interfaces. If the value in the associated_interfaces does not match with the operational state of vrf interfaces on device it will result in failure.
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
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 arguments.
interfaces
-
Identifies the set of interfaces that should be configured in the VRF. Interfaces must be routed interfaces in order to be placed into a VRF. The name of interface should be in expanded format and not abbreviated.
name
- / required
Name of the VRF.
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.
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.
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
- / 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
-
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
-
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
-
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
-
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
- / required
    Choices:
  • eapi
  • cli ←
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 true only when the transport=eapi. If the transport argument is not eapi, this value is ignored.
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.
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.
purge
-
Default:
no
Purge VRFs not defined in the aggregate parameter.
rd
-
Route distinguisher of the VRF
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the VRF configuration.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create vrf
  eos_vrf:
    name: test
    rd: 1:200
    interfaces:
      - Ethernet2
    state: present

- name: Delete VRFs
  eos_vrf:
    name: test
    state: absent

- name: Create aggregate of VRFs with purge
  eos_vrf:
    aggregate:
      - { name: test4, rd: "1:204" }
      - { name: test5, rd: "1:205" }
    state: present
    purge: yes

- name: Delete aggregate of VRFs
  eos_vrf:
    aggregate:
      - name: test2
      - name: test3
      - name: test4
      - name: test5
    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
The list of configuration mode commands to send to the device

Sample:
['vrf definition test', 'rd 1:100', 'interface Ethernet1', 'vrf forwarding test']


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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