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openvswitch_port - Manage Open vSwitch ports

New in version 1.4.

Synopsis

  • Manage Open vSwitch ports

Requirements

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

  • ovs-vsctl

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
bridge
required
Name of bridge to manage
external_ids
(added in 2.0)
Default:
{}
Dictionary of external_ids applied to a port.
port
required
Name of port to manage on the bridge
set
(added in 2.0)
Set a single property on a port.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the port should exist
tag
(added in 2.2)
VLAN tag for this port. Must be a value between 0 and 4095.
timeout Default:
5
How long to wait for ovs-vswitchd to respond

Examples

# Creates port eth2 on bridge br-ex
- openvswitch_port:
    bridge: br-ex
    port: eth2
    state: present

# Creates port eth6
- openvswitch_port:
    bridge: bridge-loop
    port: eth6
    state: present
    set: Interface eth6

# Creates port vlan10 with tag 10 on bridge br-ex
- openvswitch_port:
    bridge: br-ex
    port: vlan10
    tag: 10
    state: present
    set: Interface vlan10

# Assign interface id server1-vifeth6 and mac address 00:00:5E:00:53:23
# to port vifeth6 and setup port to be managed by a controller.
- openvswitch_port:
    bridge: br-int
    port: vifeth6
    state: present
  args:
    external_ids:
      iface-id: '{{ inventory_hostname }}-vifeth6'
      attached-mac: '00:00:5E:00:53:23'
      vm-id: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
      iface-status: active

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

  • David Stygstra (@stygstra)

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