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netbox_prefix – Creates or removes prefixes from Netbox

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Creates or removes prefixes from Netbox

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • pynetbox

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
data
- / required
Defines the prefix configuration
custom_fields
dictionary
Must exist in Netbox and in key/value format
description
string
The description of the prefix
family
integer
    Choices:
  • 4
  • 6
Specifies which address family the prefix prefix belongs to
is_pool
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
All IP Addresses within this prefix are considered usable
parent
string
Required if state is present and first_available is yes. Will get a new available prefix in this parent prefix.
prefix
string
Required if state is present and first_available is False. Will allocate or free this prefix.
prefix_length
string
Required ONLY if state is present and first_available is yes. Will get a new available prefix of the given prefix_length in this parent prefix.
role
string
The role of the prefix
site
string
Site that prefix is associated with
status
string
    Choices:
  • Active
  • Container
  • Deprecated
  • Reserved
The status of the prefix
tags
list
Any tags that the prefix may need to be associated with
tenant
string
The tenant that the prefix will be assigned to
vlan
dictionary
The VLAN the prefix will be assigned to
vrf
string
VRF that prefix is associated with
first_available
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes and state present, if an parent is given, it will get the first available prefix of the given prefix_length inside the given parent (and vrf, if given). Unused with state absent.
netbox_token
string / required
The token created within Netbox to authorize API access
netbox_url
string / required
URL of the Netbox instance resolvable by Ansible control host
state
-
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Use present or absent for adding or removing.
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.

Notes

Note

  • Tags should be defined as a YAML list
  • This should be ran with connection local and hosts localhost

Examples

- name: "Test Netbox prefix module"
  connection: local
  hosts: localhost
  gather_facts: False

  tasks:
    - name: Create prefix within Netbox with only required information
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          prefix: 10.156.0.0/19
        state: present

    - name: Delete prefix within netbox
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          prefix: 10.156.0.0/19
        state: absent

    - name: Create prefix with several specified options
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          family: 4
          prefix: 10.156.32.0/19
          site: Test Site
          vrf: Test VRF
          tenant: Test Tenant
          vlan:
            name: Test VLAN
            site: Test Site
            tenant: Test Tenant
            vlan_group: Test Vlan Group
          status: Reserved
          role: Network of care
          description: Test description
          is_pool: true
          tags:
            - Schnozzberry
        state: present

    - name: Get a new /24 inside 10.156.0.0/19 within Netbox - Parent doesn't exist
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          parent: 10.156.0.0/19
          prefix_length: 24
        state: present
        first_available: yes

    - name: Create prefix within Netbox with only required information
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          prefix: 10.156.0.0/19
        state: present

    - name: Get a new /24 inside 10.156.0.0/19 within Netbox
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          parent: 10.156.0.0/19
          prefix_length: 24
        state: present
        first_available: yes

    - name: Get a new /24 inside 10.157.0.0/19 within Netbox with additional values
      netbox_prefix:
        netbox_url: http://netbox.local
        netbox_token: thisIsMyToken
        data:
          parent: 10.157.0.0/19
          prefix_length: 24
          vrf: Test VRF
          site: Test Site
        state: present
        first_available: yes

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
msg
string
always
Message indicating failure or info about what has been achieved

prefix
dictionary
on creation
Serialized object as created or already existent within Netbox



Status

Authors

  • Mikhail Yohman (@FragmentedPacket)
  • Anthony Ruhier (@Anthony25)

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