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nxos_vrf – Manages global VRF configuration.

New in version 2.1.

Synopsis

  • This module provides declarative management of VRFs on CISCO NXOS network devices.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
admin_state
-
    Choices:
  • up ←
  • down
Administrative state of the VRF.
aggregate
-
added in 2.5
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.
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.
description
-
Description of the VRF or keyword 'default'.
interfaces
-
added in 2.5
List of interfaces to check the VRF has been configured correctly or keyword 'default'.
name
- / required
Name of VRF to be managed.

aliases: vrf
provider
-
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
-
added in 2.5.3
Default:
none
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
- / 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 nxapi 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 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
-
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
-
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
- / required
Default:
cli
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 true only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise 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 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.
purge
boolean
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Purge VRFs not defined in the aggregate parameter.
rd
-
added in 2.2
VPN Route Distinguisher (RD). Valid values are a string in one of the route-distinguisher formats (ASN2:NN, ASN4:NN, or IPV4:NN); the keyword 'auto', or the keyword 'default'.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Manages desired state of the resource.
vni
-
added in 2.2
Specify virtual network identifier. Valid values are Integer or keyword 'default'.

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL
  • Cisco NX-OS creates the default VRF by itself. Therefore, you’re not allowed to use default as vrf name in this module.
  • vrf name must be shorter than 32 chars.
  • VRF names are not case sensible in NX-OS. Anyway, the name is stored just like it’s inserted by the user and it’ll not be changed again unless the VRF is removed and re-created. i.e. vrf=NTC will create a VRF named NTC, but running it again with vrf=ntc will not cause a configuration change.
  • 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

- name: Ensure ntc VRF exists on switch
  nxos_vrf:
    name: ntc
    description: testing
    state: present

- name: Aggregate definition of VRFs
  nxos_vrf:
    aggregate:
      - { name: test1, description: Testing, admin_state: down }
      - { name: test2, interfaces: Ethernet1/2 }

- name: Aggregate definitions of VRFs with Purge
  nxos_vrf:
    aggregate:
      - { name: ntc1, description: purge test1 }
      - { name: ntc2, description: purge test2 }
    state: present
    purge: yes

- name: Delete VRFs exist on switch
  nxos_vrf:
    aggregate:
      - { name: ntc1 }
      - { name: ntc2 }
    state: absent

- name: Assign interfaces to VRF declaratively
  nxos_vrf:
    name: test1
    interfaces:
      - Ethernet2/3
      - Ethernet2/5

- name: Check interfaces assigend to VRF
  nxos_vrf:
    name: test1
    associated_interfaces:
      - Ethernet2/3
      - Ethernet2/5

- name: Ensure VRF is tagged with interface Ethernet2/5 only (Removes from Ethernet2/3)
  nxos_vrf:
    name: test1
    interfaces:
      - Ethernet2/5

- name: Delete VRF
  nxos_vrf:
    name: ntc
    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
commands sent to the device

Sample:
['vrf context ntc', 'no shutdown', 'interface Ethernet1/2', 'no switchport', 'vrf member test2']


Status

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Jason Edelman (@jedelman8)
  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)
  • Trishna Guha (@trishnaguha)

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