Ansible – Config Generator III

For Part I & Part II of this series.

The goal of this playbook is to be able to generate unique configuration for each switch. In this case, we are configuring a port to work as an access-port for a specific vlan. The port and vlan variable is different for each switch.

config-gen.yml

---
- hosts: 127.0.0.1
  connection: local
  gather_facts: no

  tasks:
  - name: GET DATA
    include_vars: ./host_vars/file.yml

  - name: GENERATE CONFIG
    template:
      src: ./templates/accessvlan.j2
      dest: ./config-output/{{ item.switch }}.conf
    with_items: "{{ file_vlan }}"

file.yml

---
file_vlan:
- { switch: switch-1, port: Gi1/8,  vlan: 395 }
- { switch: switch-1, port: Gi1/23, vlan: 388 }
- { switch: switch-2, port: Gi1/8,  vlan: 395 }
- { switch: switch-2, port: Gi1/23, vlan: 388 }
- { switch: switch-3, port: Gi1/9,  vlan: 395 }
- { switch: switch-3, port: Gi1/24, vlan: 388 }
- { switch: switch-4, port: Gi1/9,  vlan: 395 }
- { switch: switch-4, port: Gi1/24, vlan: 388 }

accessvlan.j2

{% for grouper, host in file_vlan|groupby('switch') %}
{% if item.switch == grouper %}
{% for item in host %}            
int {{ item.port }}                   
switchport access vlan {{ item.vlan }}
{% endfor %}
{% endif %}
{% endfor %}

When the “config-gen.yml” playbook is executed:

ansible-playbook config-gen.yml

we get the following output files:

~/ansible_play/config-output$ cat switch-1.conf 
            
int Gi1/1                   
switchport access vlan 195
            
int Gi1/10                   
switchport access vlan 188
 
~/ansible_play/config-output$ cat switch-2.conf 
            
int Gi1/2                   
switchport access vlan 295
            
int Gi1/20                   
switchport access vlan 288
 
~/ansible_play/config-output$ cat switch-3.conf 
            
int Gi1/3                   
switchport access vlan 395
            
int Gi1/30                   
switchport access vlan 388
 
~/ansible_play/config-output$ cat switch-4.conf 
            
int Gi1/4                   
switchport access vlan 495
            
int Gi1/40                   
switchport access vlan 488

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