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bigip_gtm_facts - Collect facts from F5 BIG-IP GTM devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Collect facts from F5 BIG-IP GTM devices.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
filter
Perform regex filter of response. Filtering is done on the name of the resource. Valid filters are anything that can be provided to Python's re module.
include
required
    Choices:
  • pool
  • wide_ip
  • server
Fact category to collect.
password
required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.

aliases: pass, pwd
provider
(added in 2.5)
A dict object containing connection details.
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout Default:
10
Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.
server
required
The BIG-IP host. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
user
required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
server_port Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
password
required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.

aliases: pass, pwd
validate_certs
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.
transport
required
    Choices:
  • rest
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
server
required
The BIG-IP host. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
server_port
(added in 2.2)
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
user
required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
validate_certs
bool

(added in 2.0)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Get pool facts
  bigip_gtm_facts:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    include: pool
    filter: my_pool
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
pool
list
changed
Contains the pool object status and enabled status.

Sample:
{'pool': [{'verify_member_availability': 'disabled', 'partition': 'Common', 'qos_packet_rate': 1, 'qos_hit_ratio': 5, 'alternate_mode': 'round-robin', 'members': [{'ratio': 1, 'name': 'ok3.com', 'service': 80, 'member_order': 0, 'disabled': True, 'flags': 'a', 'preference': 10, 'order': 10, 'full_path': 'ok3.com'}], 'ttl': 30, 'enabled_state': 'disabled', 'qos_vs_score': 0, 'qos_topology': 0, 'load_balancing_mode': 'round-robin', 'max_answers_returned': 1, 'fallback_mode': 'return-to-dns', 'qos_rtt': 50, 'name': 'd3qw', 'qos_hops': 0, 'qos_kilobytes_second': 3, 'qos_lcs': 30, 'enabled': True, 'qos_vs_capacity': 0, 'availability_state': 'offline', 'manual_resume': 'disabled', 'full_path': '/Common/d3qw', 'type': 'naptr', 'dynamic_ratio': 'disabled'}]}
server
list
changed
Contains the virtual server enabled and availability status, and address.

Sample:
{'server': [{'product': 'single-bigip', 'virtual_servers': [{'limit_max_pps_status': 'disabled', 'name': 'jsdfhsd', 'destination': '10.10.10.10:0', 'enabled': True, 'translation_address': 'none', 'limit_max_pps': 0, 'limit_max_bps': 0, 'limit_max_bps_status': 'disabled', 'limit_max_connections': 0, 'limit_max_connections_status': 'disabled', 'full_path': 'jsdfhsd', 'translation_port': 0}], 'addresses': [{'translation': 'none', 'name': '10.10.10.10', 'device_name': '/Common/qweqwe'}], 'datacenter': '/Common/xfxgh', 'limit_cpu_usage': 0, 'expose_route_domains': False, 'virtual_server_discovery': 'disabled', 'iq_allow_snmp': True, 'iq_allow_service_check': True, 'limit_max_bps_status': 'disabled', 'limit_max_connections': 0, 'limit_cpu_usage_status': 'disabled', 'limit_max_pps_status': 'disabled', 'link_discovery': 'disabled', 'iq_allow_path': True, 'monitor': '/Common/bigip', 'limit_mem_avail_status': 'disabled', 'limit_mem_avail': 0, 'partition': 'Common', 'enabled': True, 'name': 'qweqwe', 'limit_max_pps': 0, 'limit_max_bps': 0, 'limit_max_connections_status': 'disabled', 'full_path': '/Common/qweqwe'}]}
wide_ip
list
changed
Contains the lb method for the wide ip and the pools that are within the wide ip.

Sample:
{'wide_ip': [{'pool_lb_mode': 'round-robin', 'last_resort_pool': '', 'persist_cidr_ipv4': 32, 'persist_cidr_ipv6': 128, 'name': 'foo.ok.com', 'failure_rcode_response': 'disabled', 'failure_rcode': 'noerror', 'partition': 'Common', 'enabled': True, 'failure_rcode_ttl': 0, 'ttl_persistence': 3600, 'full_path': '/Common/foo.ok.com', 'pools': [{'partition': 'Common', 'ratio': 1, 'name': 'd3qw', 'order': 0}], 'minimal_response': 'enabled', 'type': 'naptr', 'persistence': 'disabled'}]}


Status

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

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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