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ios_l2_interface - Manage Layer-2 interface on Cisco IOS devices.

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of Layer-2 interfaces on Cisco IOS 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
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.
mode
    Choices:
  • access ←
  • trunk
Mode in which interface needs to be configured.
name
required
Full name of the interface excluding any logical unit number, i.e. GigabitEthernet0/1.

aliases: interface
native_vlan
Native VLAN to be configured in trunk port. If mode=trunk, used as the trunk native VLAN ID.
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.
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".
trunk_vlans
List of VLANs to be configured in trunk port. If mode=trunk, used as the VLAN range to ADD or REMOVE from the trunk.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Ensure GigabitEthernet0/5 is in its default l2 interface state
  ios_l2_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/5
    state: unconfigured

- name: Ensure GigabitEthernet0/5 is configured for access vlan 20
  ios_l2_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/5
    mode: access
    access_vlan: 20

- name: Ensure GigabitEthernet0/5 only has vlans 5-10 as trunk vlans
  ios_l2_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/5
    mode: trunk
    native_vlan: 10
    trunk_vlans: 5-10

- name: Ensure GigabitEthernet0/5 is a trunk port and ensure 2-50 are being tagged (doesn't mean others aren't also being tagged)
  ios_l2_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/5
    mode: trunk
    native_vlan: 10
    trunk_vlans: 2-50

- name: Ensure these VLANs are not being tagged on the trunk
  ios_l2_interface:
    name: GigabitEthernet0/5
    mode: trunk
    trunk_vlans: 51-4094
    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 GigabitEthernet0/5', 'switchport access vlan 20']


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

  • Nathaniel Case (@qalthos)

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