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nxos_portchannel – Manages port-channel interfaces

New in version 2.2.

DEPRECATED

Removed in Ansible:
 version: 2.9
Why:Replaced with common *_linkagg network modules.
Alternative:Use nxos_linkagg instead.

Synopsis

  • Manages port-channel specific configuration parameters.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
force
-
    Choices:
  • false ←
  • true
When true it forces port-channel members to match what is declared in the members param. This can be used to remove members.
group
- / required
Channel-group number for the port-channel.
members
-
List of interfaces that will be managed in a given portchannel.
min_links
-
Min links required to keep portchannel up.
mode
-
    Choices:
  • active
  • passive
  • on
Default:
"yes"
Mode for the port-channel, i.e. on, active, passive.
provider
dictionary
Deprecated
Starting with Ansible 2.5 we recommend using connection: network_cli.
This option is only required if you are using NX-API.
For more information please see the NXOS Platform Options guide.

A dict object containing connection details.
auth_pass
string
added in 2.5.3
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
added in 2.5.3
    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
string / 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
string
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This is a common argument used for either cli or nxapi transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_PASSWORD will be used instead.
port
integer
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 nxapi. 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
string
Specifies the SSH key to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for the cli transport. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout
integer
added in 2.3
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. NX-API can be slow to return on long-running commands (sh mac, sh bgp, etc).
transport
string / required
    Choices:
  • cli ←
  • nxapi
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device. The transport argument supports connectivity to the device over cli (ssh) or nxapi.
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 yes only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
username
string
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 nxapi 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 nxapi, this value is ignored.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Manage the state of the resource.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL
  • state=absent removes the portchannel config and interface if it already exists. If members to be removed are not explicitly passed, all existing members (if any), are removed.
  • Members must be a list.
  • LACP needs to be enabled first if active/passive modes are used.
  • For information on using CLI and NX-API see the NXOS Platform Options guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage network devices see the Ansible Network Guide
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage Cisco devices see the Cisco integration page.

Examples

# Ensure port-channel99 is created, add two members, and set to mode on
- nxos_portchannel:
    group: 99
    members: ['Ethernet1/1','Ethernet1/2']
    mode: 'active'
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
commands
list
always
command sent to the device

Sample:
['interface Ethernet2/6', 'no channel-group 12', 'interface Ethernet2/5', 'no channel-group 12', 'interface Ethernet2/6', 'channel-group 12 mode on', 'interface Ethernet2/5', 'channel-group 12 mode on']


Status

  • This module will be removed in version 2.9. [deprecated]
  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)
  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)

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