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bigip_static_route - Manipulate static routes on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manipulate static routes on a BIG-IP.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.9
  • netaddr

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
Descriptive text that identifies the route.
destination
Specifies an IP address for the static entry in the routing table. When creating a new static route, this value is required.
This value cannot be changed once it is set.
gateway_address
Specifies the router for the system to use when forwarding packets to the destination host or network. Also known as the next-hop router address. This can be either an IPv4 or IPv6 address. When it is an IPv6 address that starts with FE80:, the address will be treated as a link-local address. This requires that the vlan parameter also be supplied.
mtu
Specifies a specific maximum transmission unit (MTU).
name
required
Name of the static route.
netmask
The netmask for the static route. When creating a new static route, this value is required.
This value can be in either IP or CIDR format.
This value cannot be changed once it is set.
partition
(added in 2.6)
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
Specifies the pool through which the system forwards packets to the destination.
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.
reject
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies that the system drops packets sent to the destination.
route_domain
The route domain id of the system. When creating a new static route, if this value is not specified, a default value of 0 will be used.
This value cannot be changed once it is set.
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 static route exists.
When absent, ensures that the static does not exist.
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.
vlan
Specifies the VLAN or Tunnel through which the system forwards packets to the destination. When gateway_address is a link-local IPv6 address, this value is required

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: Create static route with gateway address
  bigip_static_route:
    destination: 10.10.10.10
    netmask: 255.255.255.255
    gateway_address: 10.2.2.3
    name: test-route
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.come
    user: admin
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
description
string
changed
Whether the banner is enabled or not.

Sample:
True
destination
string
changed
Whether the banner is enabled or not.

Sample:
True
gateway_address
string
changed
Whether the banner is enabled or not.

Sample:
True
netmask
string
changed
Netmask of the destination.

Sample:
255.255.255.255
partition
string
changed
The partition that the static route was created on.

Sample:
Common
pool
string
changed
Whether the banner is enabled or not.

Sample:
True
reject
string
changed
Whether the banner is enabled or not.

Sample:
True
route_domain
int
changed
Route domain of the static route.

Sample:
1
vlan
string
changed
Whether the banner is enabled or not.

Sample:
True


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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