community.network.a10_virtual_server module – Manage A10 Networks AX/SoftAX/Thunder/vThunder devices’ virtual servers.

Note

This module is part of the community.network collection (version 4.0.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.network.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.network.a10_virtual_server.

Synopsis

  • Manage SLB (Server Load Balancing) virtual server objects on A10 Networks devices via aXAPIv2.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

client_cert

path

PEM formatted certificate chain file to be used for SSL client authentication.

This file can also include the key as well, and if the key is included, client_key is not required.

client_key

path

PEM formatted file that contains your private key to be used for SSL client authentication.

If client_cert contains both the certificate and key, this option is not required.

force

boolean

If yes do not get a cached copy.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

force_basic_auth

boolean

Credentials specified with url_username and url_password should be passed in HTTP Header.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

host

string / required

Hostname or IP of the A10 Networks device.

http_agent

string

Header to identify as, generally appears in web server logs.

Default: “ansible-httpget”

partition

string

set active-partition

password

aliases: pass, pwd

string / required

Password for the username account.

state

string

If the specified virtual server should exist.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

url

string

HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP URL in the form (http|https|ftp)://[user[:pass]]@host.domain[:port]/path

url_password

string

The password for use in HTTP basic authentication.

If the url_username parameter is not specified, the url_password parameter will not be used.

url_username

string

The username for use in HTTP basic authentication.

This parameter can be used without url_password for sites that allow empty passwords

use_gssapi

boolean

added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin

Use GSSAPI to perform the authentication, typically this is for Kerberos or Kerberos through Negotiate authentication.

Requires the Python library gssapi to be installed.

Credentials for GSSAPI can be specified with url_username/url_password or with the GSSAPI env var KRB5CCNAME that specified a custom Kerberos credential cache.

NTLM authentication is not supported even if the GSSAPI mech for NTLM has been installed.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

use_proxy

boolean

If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

username

aliases: admin, user

string / required

An account with administrator privileges.

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled devices using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

virtual_server

aliases: vip, virtual

string / required

The SLB (Server Load Balancing) virtual server name.

virtual_server_ip

aliases: ip, address

string

The SLB virtual server IPv4 address.

virtual_server_ports

string

A list of ports to create for the virtual server. Each list item should be a dictionary which specifies the port: and type:, but can also optionally specify the service_group: as well as the status:. See the examples below for details. This parameter is required when state is present.

virtual_server_status

aliases: status

string

The SLB virtual server status, such as enabled or disabled.

Choices:

  • enabled

  • disabled

Default: “enable”

write_config

boolean

If yes, any changes will cause a write of the running configuration to non-volatile memory. This will save all configuration changes, including those that may have been made manually or through other modules, so care should be taken when specifying yes.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Notes

Note

  • Requires A10 Networks aXAPI 2.1.

  • Requires A10 Networks aXAPI 2.1.

Examples

- name: Create a new virtual server
  community.network.a10_virtual_server:
    host: a10.mydomain.com
    username: myadmin
    password: mypassword
    partition: mypartition
    virtual_server: vserver1
    virtual_server_ip: 1.1.1.1
    virtual_server_ports:
      - port: 80
        protocol: TCP
        service_group: sg-80-tcp
      - port: 443
        protocol: HTTPS
        service_group: sg-443-https
      - port: 8080
        protocol: http
        status: disabled

Return Values

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

Key

Description

content

string

the full info regarding the slb_virtual

Returned: success

Sample: “mynewvirtualserver”

Authors

  • Eric Chou (@ericchou1)

  • Mischa Peters (@mischapeters)