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bigip_vlan - Manage VLANs on a BIG-IP system

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manage VLANs on a BIG-IP system

Options

parameter required default choices comments
description
no
The description to give to the VLAN.
name
yes
The VLAN to manage. If the special VLAN ALL is specified with the state value of absent then all VLANs will be removed.
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
  • absent
  • present
The state of the VLAN on the system. When present, guarantees that the VLAN exists with the provided attributes. When absent, removes the VLAN from the system.
tag
no
Tag number for the VLAN. The tag number can be any integer between 1 and 4094. The system automatically assigns a tag number if you do not specify a value.
tagged_interfaces
no
Specifies a list of tagged interfaces and trunks that you want to configure for the VLAN. Use tagged interfaces or trunks when you want to assign a single interface or trunk to multiple VLANs.

aliases: tagged_interface
untagged_interfaces
no
Specifies a list of untagged interfaces and trunks that you want to configure for the VLAN.

aliases: untagged_interface
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: Create VLAN
  bigip_vlan:
      name: "net1"
      password: "secret"
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      user: "admin"
      validate_certs: "no"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set VLAN tag
  bigip_vlan:
      name: "net1"
      password: "secret"
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      tag: "2345"
      user: "admin"
      validate_certs: "no"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add VLAN 2345 as tagged to interface 1.1
  bigip_vlan:
      tagged_interface: 1.1
      name: "net1"
      password: "secret"
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      tag: "2345"
      user: "admin"
      validate_certs: "no"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add VLAN 1234 as tagged to interfaces 1.1 and 1.2
  bigip_vlan:
      tagged_interfaces:
          - 1.1
          - 1.2
      name: "net1"
      password: "secret"
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      tag: "1234"
      user: "admin"
      validate_certs: "no"
  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
interfaces
Interfaces that the VLAN is assigned to
changed list ['1.1', '1.2']
partition
The partition that the VLAN was created on
changed string Common
tag
The ID of the VLAN
changed int 2345
description
The description set on the VLAN
changed string foo VLAN
name
The name of the VLAN
changed string net1


Notes

Note

  • Requires the f5-sdk Python package on the host. This is as easy as pip install f5-sdk.
  • Requires BIG-IP versions >= 12.0.0

Status

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

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