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ios_interface - Manage Interface on Cisco IOS network devices

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of Interfaces on Cisco IOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aggregate
List of Interfaces definitions.
auth_pass
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli and become: yes with become_pass.
For more information please see the IOS 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.
For more information please see the IOS 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.
duplex
    Choices:
  • full
  • half
  • auto ←
Interface link status
enabled
Interface link status.
mtu
Maximum size of transmit packet.
name
required
Name of the Interface.
neighbors
Check the operational state of given interface name for CDP/LLDP neighbor.
The following suboptions are available.
host
CDP/LLDP neighbor host for given interface name.
port
CDP/LLDP neighbor port to which given interface name is connected.
provider
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
For more information please see the IOS 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 the SSH session. 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 key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is the path to the key used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
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.
password
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This value is used to authenticate the SSH session. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port Default:
22
Specifies the port to use when building the connection to the remote device.
rx_rate
Receiver rate in bits per second (bps).
This is state check parameter only.
Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules
speed
Interface link speed.
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).
This is state check parameter only.
Supports conditionals, see Conditionals in Networking Modules

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: configure interface
  ios_interface:
      name: GigabitEthernet0/2
      description: test-interface
      speed: 100
      duplex: half
      mtu: 512

- name: remove interface
  ios_interface:
    name: Loopback9
    state: absent

- name: make interface up
  ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    enabled: True

- name: make interface down
  ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    enabled: False

- name: Check intent arguments
  ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    state: up
    tx_rate: ge(0)
    rx_rate: le(0)

- name: Check neighbors intent arguments
  ios_interface:
    name: Gi0/0
    neighbors:
    - port: eth0
      host: netdev

- name: Config + intent
  ios_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/2
    enabled: False
    state: down

- name: Add interface using aggregate
  ios_interface:
    aggregate:
    - { name: GigabitEthernet0/1, mtu: 256, description: test-interface-1 }
    - { name: GigabitEthernet0/2, mtu: 516, description: test-interface-2 }
    duplex: full
    speed: 100
    state: present

- name: Delete interface using aggregate
  ios_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 GigabitEthernet0/2', 'description test-interface', 'duplex half', 'mtu 512']


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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