community.network.avi_api_session module – Avi API Module

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.avi_api_session.

Synopsis

  • This module can be used for calling any resources defined in Avi REST API. https://avinetworks.com/

  • This module is useful for invoking HTTP Patch methods and accessing resources that do not have an REST object associated with them.

Requirements

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

  • avisdk

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_context

dictionary

Avi API context that includes current session ID and CSRF Token.

This allows user to perform single login and re-use the session.

api_version

string

Avi API version of to use for Avi API and objects.

Default: “16.4.4”

avi_credentials

dictionary

Avi Credentials dictionary which can be used in lieu of enumerating Avi Controller login details.

api_version

string

Avi controller version

Default: “16.4.4”

controller

string

Avi controller IP or SQDN

csrftoken

string

Avi controller API csrftoken to reuse existing session with session id

password

string

Avi controller password

port

string

Avi controller port

session_id

string

Avi controller API session id to reuse existing session with csrftoken

tenant

string

Avi controller tenant

Default: “admin”

tenant_uuid

string

Avi controller tenant UUID

timeout

string

Avi controller request timeout

Default: 300

token

string

Avi controller API token

username

string

Avi controller username

avi_disable_session_cache_as_fact

boolean

It disables avi session information to be cached as a fact.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

controller

string

IP address or hostname of the controller. The default value is the environment variable AVI_CONTROLLER.

Default: “”

data

string

HTTP body in YAML or JSON format.

http_method

string / required

Allowed HTTP methods for RESTful services and are supported by Avi Controller.

Choices:

  • get

  • put

  • post

  • patch

  • delete

params

string

Query parameters passed to the HTTP API.

password

string

Password of Avi user in Avi controller. The default value is the environment variable AVI_PASSWORD.

Default: “”

path

string

Path for Avi API resource. For example, path: virtualservice will translate to api/virtualserivce.

tenant

string

Name of tenant used for all Avi API calls and context of object.

Default: “admin”

tenant_uuid

string

UUID of tenant used for all Avi API calls and context of object.

Default: “”

timeout

string

Timeout (in seconds) for Avi API calls.

Default: 60

username

string

Username used for accessing Avi controller. The default value is the environment variable AVI_USERNAME.

Default: “”

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Get Pool Information using avi_api_session
  community.network.avi_api_session:
    controller: "{{ controller }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    http_method: get
    path: pool
    params:
      name: "{{ pool_name }}"
    api_version: 16.4
  register: pool_results

- name: Patch Pool with list of servers
  community.network.avi_api_session:
    controller: "{{ controller }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    http_method: patch
    path: "{{ pool_path }}"
    api_version: 16.4
    data:
      add:
        servers:
          - ip:
              addr: 10.10.10.10
              type: V4
          - ip:
              addr: 20.20.20.20
              type: V4
  register: updated_pool

- name: Fetch Pool metrics bandwidth and connections rate
  community.network.avi_api_session:
    controller: "{{ controller }}"
    username: "{{ username }}"
    password: "{{ password }}"
    http_method: get
    path: analytics/metrics/pool
    api_version: 16.4
    params:
      name: "{{ pool_name }}"
      metric_id: l4_server.avg_bandwidth,l4_server.avg_complete_conns
      step: 300
      limit: 10
  register: pool_metrics

Return Values

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

Key

Description

obj

dictionary

Avi REST resource

Returned: success, changed

Authors

  • Gaurav Rastogi (@grastogi23)