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bigip_hostname - Manage the hostname of a BIG-IP.

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Manage the hostname of a BIG-IP.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
hostname
yes
Hostname of the BIG-IP host.
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.
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.

Examples

- name: Set the hostname of the BIG-IP
  bigip_hostname:
      hostname: "bigip.localhost.localdomain"
      password: "admin"
      server: "bigip.localhost.localdomain"
      user: "admin"
  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
hostname
The new hostname of the device
changed string big-ip01.internal


Notes

Note

  • Requires the f5-sdk Python package on the host. This is as easy as pip install f5-sdk.

Status

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

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