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bigip_sys_db - Manage BIG-IP system database variables

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP system database variables

Options

parameter required default choices comments
key
yes
The database variable to manipulate.
password
yes
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP. This option can be omitted if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.
server
yes
The BIG-IP host. This option can be omitted if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
server_port
(added in 2.2)
no 443
The BIG-IP server port. This option can be omitted if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
state
no present
  • present
  • reset
The state of the variable on the system. When present, guarantees that an existing variable is set to value. When reset sets the variable back to the default value. At least one of value and state reset are required.
user
yes
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. This option can be omitted if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
validate_certs
(added in 2.0)
no True
  • True
  • False
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. This option can be omitted if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.
value
no
The value to set the key to. At least one of value and state reset are required.

Examples

- name: Set the boot.quiet DB variable on the BIG-IP
  bigip_sys_db:
      user: "admin"
      password: "secret"
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      key: "boot.quiet"
      value: "disable"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Disable the initial setup screen
  bigip_sys_db:
      user: "admin"
      password: "secret"
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      key: "setup.run"
      value: "false"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Reset the initial setup screen
  bigip_sys_db:
      user: "admin"
      password: "secret"
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      key: "setup.run"
      state: "reset"
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
default_value The default value of the key changed and success string true
name The key in the system database that was specified changed and success string setup.run
value The value that you set the key to changed and success string false


Notes

Note

  • Requires the f5-sdk Python package on the host. This is as easy as pip install f5-sdk.
  • Requires BIG-IP version 12.0.0 or greater

Status

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

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