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nxos_vtp_password - Manages VTP password configuration.

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manages VTP password configuration.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
provider Default:
None
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.
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.
authorize
(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.
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.
use_proxy
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • yes ←
  • no
If no, the environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy will be ignored.
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.
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
(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).
use_ssl
    Choices:
  • yes
  • no ←
Configures the transport to use SSL if set to true only when the transport=nxapi, otherwise this value is ignored.
password Default:
None
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.
validate_certs
    Choices:
  • yes
  • no
Default:
None
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.
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).
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Manage the state of the resource
vtp_password Default:
None
VTP password

Notes

Note

  • Tested against NXOSv 7.3.(0)D1(1) on VIRL
  • VTP feature must be active on the device to use this module.
  • This module is used to manage only VTP passwords.
  • Use this in combination with nxos_vtp_domain and nxos_vtp_version to fully manage VTP operations.
  • You can set/remove password only if a VTP domain already exist.
  • If state=absent and no vtp_password is provided, it remove the current VTP password.
  • If state=absent and vtp_password is provided, the proposed vtp_password has to match the existing one in order to remove it.
  • 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 VTP PASSWORD IS SET
- nxos_vtp_password:
    state: present
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ un }}"
    password: "{{ pwd }}"

# ENSURE VTP PASSWORD IS REMOVED
- nxos_vtp_password:
    state: absent
    host: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    username: "{{ un }}"
    password: "{{ pwd }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
changed
boolean
always
check to see if a change was made on the device

Sample:
True
end_state
dict
always
k/v pairs of vtp after module execution

Sample:
{'domain': 'ntc', 'version': '1', 'vtp_password': 'new_ntc'}
existing
dict
always
k/v pairs of existing vtp

Sample:
{'domain': 'ntc', 'version': '1', 'vtp_password': 'ntc'}
proposed
dict
always
k/v pairs of parameters passed into module

Sample:
{'vtp_password': 'new_ntc'}
updates
list
always
command sent to the device

Sample:
['vtp password new_ntc']


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Gabriele Gerbino (@GGabriele)

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