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Getting Started

Getting Started

This example outlines how to use arista.cvp to create a containers topology on Arista CloudVision.

A complete end to end demo using Arista Validated Design collection and CloudVision modules is available as an example.

Below is a very basic example to build a container topology on a CloudVision platform assuming:

  • create a tree of containers
  • Move devices under MLAG01 container
  • Create configlets with MLAG devices configuration
  • Attach configlets to device.
---
- name: Playbook to demonstrate cvp modules.
  hosts: cv_server
  connection: local
  gather_facts: no
  collections:
    - arista.cvp
  vars:
    # Configlet definition
    device_configuration:
      mlag-01a-config: "{{lookup('file', './config-router-mlag01a.conf')}}"
      mlag-01b-config: "{{lookup('file', './config-router-mlag01b.conf')}}"

    # Container definition
    containers_provision:
        Fabric:
          parentContainerName: Tenant
        Spines:
          parentContainerName: Fabric
        Leaves:
          parentContainerName: Fabric
          configlets:
              - alias
        MLAG01:
          parentContainerName: Leaves

    # Device definition
    devices_provision:
      - fqdn: mlag-01a
        parentContainerName: 'MLAG01'
        configlets:
            - 'mlag-01a-config'
        systemMacAddress: '50:8d:00:e3:78:aa'
      - fqdn: mlag-01b
        parentContainerName: 'MLAG01'
        configlets:
            - 'mlag-01b-config'
        systemMacAddress: '50:8d:00:e3:78:bb'

  tasks:
    - name: "Build Container topology on {{inventory_hostname}}"
      arista.cvp.cv_container_v3:
        topology: '{{containers_provision}}'

    - name: "Configure devices on {{inventory_hostname}}"
      arista.cvp.cv_device_v3:
        devices: '{{devices_provision}}'

As modules of this collection are based on HTTPAPI connection plugin, authentication elements shall be declared using this plugin mechanism and are automatically shared with arista.cvp.cv_* modules.

[development]
cv_server  ansible_host= 10.90.224.122 ansible_httpapi_host=10.90.224.122

[development:vars]
ansible_connection=httpapi
ansible_httpapi_use_ssl=True
ansible_httpapi_validate_certs=False
ansible_user=cvpadmin
ansible_password=ansible
ansible_network_os=eos
ansible_httpapi_port=443

As modules of this collection are based on HTTPAPI connection plugin, authentication elements shall be declared using this plugin mechanism and are automatically shared with arista.cvp.cv_* modules.


Last update: April 28, 2021


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