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bigip_gtm_monitor_external - Manages external GTM monitors on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manages external GTM monitors on a BIG-IP.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
arguments
Specifies any command-line arguments that the script requires.
external_program
Specifies the name of the file for the monitor to use. In order to reference a file, you must first import it using options on the System > File Management > External Monitor Program File List > Import screen. The BIG-IP system automatically places the file in the proper location on the file system.
interval
The interval specifying how frequently the monitor instance of this template will run. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be 30. This value must be less than the timeout value.
ip
IP address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be '*'.
name
required
Specifies the name of the monitor.
parent Default:
"/Common/external"
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the http parent on the Common partition.
partition Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
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
port
Port address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be '*'. Note that if specifying an IP address, a value between 1 and 65535 must be specified.
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the monitor exists.
When absent, ensures the monitor is removed.
timeout
The number of seconds in which the node or service must respond to the monitor request. If the target responds within the set time period, it is considered up. If the target does not respond within the set time period, it is considered down. You can change this number to any number you want, however, it should be 3 times the interval number of seconds plus 1 second. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be 120.
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.
variables
Specifies any variables that the script requires.
Note that double quotes in values will be suppressed.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create an external monitor
  bigip_gtm_monitor_external:
    name: foo
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create an external monitor with variables
  bigip_gtm_monitor_external:
    name: foo
    timeout: 10
    variables:
      var1: foo
      var2: bar
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add a variable to an existing set
  bigip_gtm_monitor_external:
    name: foo
    timeout: 10
    variables:
      var1: foo
      var2: bar
      cat: dog
    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
interval
int
changed
The new interval in which to run the monitor check.

Sample:
2
ip
string
changed
The new IP of IP/port definition.

Sample:
10.12.13.14
parent
string
changed
New parent template of the monitor.

Sample:
external
timeout
int
changed
The new timeout in which the remote system must respond to the monitor.

Sample:
10


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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