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bigip_log_destination - Manages log destinations on a BIG-IP.

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manages log destinations 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
description
The description of the log destination.
name
required
Specifies the name of the log destination.
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
pool_settings
This parameter is only available when type is remote-high-speed-log.
distribution
    Choices:
  • adaptive
  • balanced
  • replicated
Specifies the distribution method used by the Remote High Speed Log destination to send messages to pool members.
When adaptive, connections to pool members will be added as required to provide enough logging bandwidth. This can have the undesirable effect of logs accumulating on only one pool member when it provides sufficient logging bandwidth on its own.
When balanced, sends each successive log to a new pool member, balancing the logs among them according to the pool's load balancing method.
When replicated, replicates each log to all pool members, for redundancy.
When creating a new log destination (and type is remote-high-speed-log), if this parameter is not specified, the default is adaptive.
protocol
    Choices:
  • tcp
  • udp
Specifies the protocol for the system to use to send logs to the pool of remote high-speed log servers, where the logs are stored.
When creating a new log destination (and type is remote-high-speed-log), if this parameter is not specified, the default is tcp.
pool
Specifies the existing pool of remote high-speed log servers where logs will be sent.
When creating a new destination (and type is remote-high-speed-log), this parameter is required.
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 resource exists.
When absent, ensures the resource is removed.
syslog_settings
This parameter is only available when type is remote-syslog.
syslog_format
    Choices:
  • bsd-syslog
  • syslog
  • legacy-bigip
  • rfc5424
  • rfc3164
Specifies the method to use to format the logs associated with the remote Syslog log destination.
When creating a new log destination (and type is remote-syslog), if this parameter is not specified, the default is bsd-syslog.
The syslog and rfc5424 choices are two ways of saying the same thing.
The bsd-syslog and rfc3164 choices are two ways of saying the same thing.
forward_to
Specifies the management port log destination, which will be used to forward the logs to a single log server, or a remote high-speed log destination, which will be used to forward the logs to a pool of remote log servers.
When creating a new log destination (and type is remote-syslog), this parameter is required.
type
required
    Choices:
  • remote-high-speed-log
  • remote-syslog
Specifies the type of log destination.
Once created, this parameter cannot be changed.
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: Create a high-speed logging destination
  bigip_log_destination:
    name: foo
    type: remote-high-speed-log
    pool_settings:
      pool: my-ltm-pool
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a remote-syslog logging destination
  bigip_log_destination:
    name: foo
    type: remote-syslog
    syslog_settings:
      syslog_format: rfc5424
      forward_to: my-destination
    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
param1
bool
changed
The new param1 value of the resource.

Sample:
True
param2
string
changed
The new param2 value of the resource.

Sample:
Foo is bar


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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