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bigip_snat_pool - Manage SNAT pools on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Manage SNAT pools 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
members
List of members to put in the SNAT pool. When a state of present is provided, this parameter is required. Otherwise, it is optional.

aliases: member
name
required
The name of the SNAT pool.
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.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the SNAT pool 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

  • Requires the netaddr Python package on the host. This is as easy as pip install netaddr
  • For more information on using Ansible to manage F5 Networks devices see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/f5.
  • Requires the f5-sdk Python package on the host. This is as easy as pip install f5-sdk.

Examples

- name: Add the SNAT pool 'my-snat-pool'
  bigip_snat_pool:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: my-snat-pool
    state: present
    members:
      - 10.10.10.10
      - 20.20.20.20
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Change the SNAT pool's members to a single member
  bigip_snat_pool:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: my-snat-pool
    state: present
    member: 30.30.30.30
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove the SNAT pool 'my-snat-pool'
  bigip_snat_pool:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: johnd
    state: absent
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
members
list
changed and success
List of members that are part of the SNAT pool.

Sample:
['10.10.10.10']


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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