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bigip_irule - Manage iRules across different modules on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manage iRules across different modules 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
content
When used instead of 'src', sets the contents of an iRule directly to the specified value. This is for simple values, but can be used with lookup plugins for anything complex or with formatting. Either one of src or content must be provided.
module
required
    Choices:
  • ltm
  • gtm
The BIG-IP module to add the iRule to.
name
required
The name of the iRule.
partition
(added in 2.5)
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
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.
src
required
The iRule file to interpret and upload to the BIG-IP. Either one of src or content must be provided.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the iRule should exist or not.
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: Add the iRule contained in template irule.tcl to the LTM module
  bigip_irule:
    content: "{{ lookup('template', 'irule.tcl') }}"
    module: ltm
    name: MyiRule
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add the iRule contained in static file irule.tcl to the LTM module
  bigip_irule:
    module: ltm
    name: MyiRule
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    src: irule.tcl
    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
content
string
changed and success
The content of the iRule that was managed

Sample:
when LB_FAILED { set wipHost [LB::server addr] }
module
string
changed and success
The module that the iRule was added to

Sample:
gtm
src
string
changed and success, when provided
The filename that included the iRule source

Sample:
/opt/src/irules/example1.tcl


Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

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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