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bigip_gtm_global - Manages global GTM settings

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manages global GTM settings. These settings include general, load balancing, and metrics related settings.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
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.
synchronization
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether this system is a member of a synchronization group.
When you enable synchronization, the system periodically queries other systems in the synchronization group to obtain and distribute configuration and metrics collection updates.
The synchronization group may contain systems configured as Global Traffic Manager and Link Controller systems.
synchronization_group_name
Specifies the name of the synchronization group to which the system belongs.
synchronize_zone_files
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies that the system synchronizes Domain Name System (DNS) zone files among the synchronization group members.
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: Configure synchronization settings
  bigip_gtm_global:
    synchronization: yes
    synchronization_group_name: my-group
    synchronize_zone_files: yes
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
synchronization
bool
changed
The synchronization setting on the system.

Sample:
True
synchronization_group_name
string
changed
The synchronization group name.

Sample:
my-group
synchronize_zone_files
string
changed
Whether or not the system will sync zone files.

Sample:
my-group


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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