community.network.avi_virtualservice module – Module for setup of VirtualService Avi RESTful Object

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_virtualservice.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • avisdk

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

active_standby_se_tag

string

This configuration only applies if the virtualservice is in legacy active standby ha mode and load distribution among active standby is enabled.

This field is used to tag the virtualservice so that virtualservices with the same tag will share the same active serviceengine.

Virtualservices with different tags will have different active serviceengines.

If one of the serviceengine’s in the serviceenginegroup fails, all virtualservices will end up using the same active serviceengine.

Redistribution of the virtualservices can be either manual or automated when the failed serviceengine recovers.

Redistribution is based on the auto redistribute property of the serviceenginegroup.

Enum options - ACTIVE_STANDBY_SE_1, ACTIVE_STANDBY_SE_2.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as ACTIVE_STANDBY_SE_1.

allow_invalid_client_cert

boolean

Process request even if invalid client certificate is presented.

Datascript apis need to be used for processing of such requests.

Field introduced in 18.2.3.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

analytics_policy

string

Determines analytics settings for the application.

analytics_profile_ref

string

Specifies settings related to analytics.

It is a reference to an object of type analyticsprofile.

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”

apic_contract_graph

string

The name of the contract/graph associated with the virtual service.

Should be in the <contract name> <graph name> format.

This is applicable only for service integration mode with cisco apic controller.

Field introduced in 17.2.12,18.1.2.

application_profile_ref

string

Enable application layer specific features for the virtual service.

It is a reference to an object of type applicationprofile.

auto_allocate_floating_ip

boolean

Auto-allocate floating/elastic ip from the cloud infrastructure.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

auto_allocate_ip

boolean

Auto-allocate vip from the provided subnet.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

availability_zone

string

Availability-zone to place the virtual service.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

avi_allocated_fip

boolean

(internal-use) fip allocated by avi in the cloud infrastructure.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

avi_allocated_vip

boolean

(internal-use) vip allocated by avi in the cloud infrastructure.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

avi_api_patch_op

string

Patch operation to use when using avi_api_update_method as patch.

Choices:

  • add

  • replace

  • delete

avi_api_update_method

string

Default method for object update is HTTP PUT.

Setting to patch will override that behavior to use HTTP PATCH.

Choices:

  • put ← (default)

  • patch

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

azure_availability_set

string

(internal-use)applicable for azure only.

Azure availability set to which this vs is associated.

Internally set by the cloud connector.

Field introduced in 17.2.12, 18.1.2.

bulk_sync_kvcache

boolean

(this is a beta feature).

Sync key-value cache to the new ses when vs is scaled out.

For ex ssl sessions are stored using vs’s key-value cache.

When the vs is scaled out, the ssl session information is synced to the new se, allowing existing ssl sessions to be reused on the new se.

Field introduced in 17.2.7, 18.1.1.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

client_auth

string

Http authentication configuration for protected resources.

close_client_conn_on_config_update

boolean

Close client connection on vs config update.

Field introduced in 17.2.4.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

cloud_config_cksum

string

Checksum of cloud configuration for vs.

Internally set by cloud connector.

cloud_ref

string

It is a reference to an object of type cloud.

cloud_type

string

Enum options - cloud_none, cloud_vcenter, cloud_openstack, cloud_aws, cloud_vca, cloud_apic, cloud_mesos, cloud_linuxserver, cloud_docker_ucp,

cloud_rancher, cloud_oshift_k8s, cloud_azure, cloud_gcp.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as CLOUD_NONE.

connections_rate_limit

string

Rate limit the incoming connections to this virtual service.

content_rewrite

string

Profile used to match and rewrite strings in request and/or response body.

controller

string

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

Default: “”

created_by

string

Creator name.

delay_fairness

boolean

Select the algorithm for qos fairness.

This determines how multiple virtual services sharing the same service engines will prioritize traffic over a congested network.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

description

string

User defined description for the object.

discovered_network_ref

string

(internal-use) discovered networks providing reachability for client facing virtual service ip.

This field is deprecated.

It is a reference to an object of type network.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

discovered_networks

string

(internal-use) discovered networks providing reachability for client facing virtual service ip.

This field is used internally by avi, not editable by the user.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

discovered_subnet

string

(internal-use) discovered subnets providing reachability for client facing virtual service ip.

This field is deprecated.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

dns_info

string

Service discovery specific data including fully qualified domain name, type and time-to-live of the dns record.

Note that only one of fqdn and dns_info setting is allowed.

dns_policies

string

Dns policies applied on the dns traffic of the virtual service.

Field introduced in 17.1.1.

east_west_placement

boolean

Force placement on all se’s in service group (mesos mode only).

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

enable_autogw

boolean

Response traffic to clients will be sent back to the source mac address of the connection, rather than statically sent to a default gateway.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as True.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

enable_rhi

boolean

Enable route health injection using the bgp config in the vrf context.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

enable_rhi_snat

boolean

Enable route health injection for source nat’ted floating ip address using the bgp config in the vrf context.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

enabled

boolean

Enable or disable the virtual service.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as True.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

error_page_profile_ref

string

Error page profile to be used for this virtualservice.this profile is used to send the custom error page to the client generated by the proxy.

It is a reference to an object of type errorpageprofile.

Field introduced in 17.2.4.

floating_ip

string

Floating ip to associate with this virtual service.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

floating_subnet_uuid

string

If auto_allocate_floating_ip is true and more than one floating-ip subnets exist, then the subnet for the floating ip address allocation.

This field is applicable only if the virtualservice belongs to an openstack or aws cloud.

In openstack or aws cloud it is required when auto_allocate_floating_ip is selected.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

flow_dist

string

Criteria for flow distribution among ses.

Enum options - LOAD_AWARE, CONSISTENT_HASH_SOURCE_IP_ADDRESS, CONSISTENT_HASH_SOURCE_IP_ADDRESS_AND_PORT.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as LOAD_AWARE.

flow_label_type

string

Criteria for flow labelling.

Enum options - NO_LABEL, APPLICATION_LABEL, SERVICE_LABEL.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as NO_LABEL.

fqdn

string

Dns resolvable, fully qualified domain name of the virtualservice.

Only one of ‘fqdn’ and ‘dns_info’ configuration is allowed.

host_name_xlate

string

Translate the host name sent to the servers to this value.

Translate the host name sent from servers back to the value used by the client.

http_policies

string

Http policies applied on the data traffic of the virtual service.

ign_pool_net_reach

boolean

Ignore pool servers network reachability constraints for virtual service placement.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

ip_address

string

Ip address of the virtual service.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

ipam_network_subnet

string

Subnet and/or network for allocating virtualservice ip by ipam provider module.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

l4_policies

string

L4 policies applied to the data traffic of the virtual service.

Field introduced in 17.2.7.

limit_doser

boolean

Limit potential dos attackers who exceed max_cps_per_client significantly to a fraction of max_cps_per_client for a while.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

max_cps_per_client

string

Maximum connections per second per client ip.

Allowed values are 10-1000.

Special values are 0- ‘unlimited’.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as 0.

microservice_ref

string

Microservice representing the virtual service.

It is a reference to an object of type microservice.

min_pools_up

string

Minimum number of up pools to mark vs up.

Field introduced in 18.2.1, 17.2.12.

name

string / required

Name for the virtual service.

network_profile_ref

string

Determines network settings such as protocol, tcp or udp, and related options for the protocol.

It is a reference to an object of type networkprofile.

network_ref

string

Manually override the network on which the virtual service is placed.

It is a reference to an object of type network.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

network_security_policy_ref

string

Network security policies for the virtual service.

It is a reference to an object of type networksecuritypolicy.

nsx_securitygroup

string

A list of nsx service groups representing the clients which can access the virtual ip of the virtual service.

Field introduced in 17.1.1.

password

string

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

Default: “”

performance_limits

string

Optional settings that determine performance limits like max connections or bandwidth etc.

pool_group_ref

string

The pool group is an object that contains pools.

It is a reference to an object of type poolgroup.

pool_ref

string

The pool is an object that contains destination servers and related attributes such as load-balancing and persistence.

It is a reference to an object of type pool.

port_uuid

string

(internal-use) network port assigned to the virtual service ip address.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

remove_listening_port_on_vs_down

boolean

Remove listening port if virtualservice is down.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

requests_rate_limit

string

Rate limit the incoming requests to this virtual service.

saml_sp_config

string

Application-specific saml config.

Field introduced in 18.2.3.

scaleout_ecmp

boolean

Disable re-distribution of flows across service engines for a virtual service.

Enable if the network itself performs flow hashing with ecmp in environments such as gcp.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

se_group_ref

string

The service engine group to use for this virtual service.

Moving to a new se group is disruptive to existing connections for this vs.

It is a reference to an object of type serviceenginegroup.

security_policy_ref

string

Security policy applied on the traffic of the virtual service.

This policy is used to perform security actions such as distributed denial of service (ddos) attack mitigation, etc.

It is a reference to an object of type securitypolicy.

Field introduced in 18.2.1.

server_network_profile_ref

string

Determines the network settings profile for the server side of tcp proxied connections.

Leave blank to use the same settings as the client to vs side of the connection.

It is a reference to an object of type networkprofile.

service_metadata

string

Metadata pertaining to the service provided by this virtual service.

In openshift/kubernetes environments, egress pod info is stored.

Any user input to this field will be overwritten by avi vantage.

service_pool_select

string

Select pool based on destination port.

services

string

List of services defined for this virtual service.

sideband_profile

string

Sideband configuration to be used for this virtualservice.it can be used for sending traffic to sideband vips for external inspection etc.

snat_ip

string

Nat’ted floating source ip address(es) for upstream connection to servers.

sp_pool_refs

string

Gslb pools used to manage site-persistence functionality.

Each site-persistence pool contains the virtualservices in all the other sites, that is auto-generated by the gslb manager.

This is a read-only field for the user.

It is a reference to an object of type pool.

Field introduced in 17.2.2.

ssl_key_and_certificate_refs

string

Select or create one or two certificates, ec and/or rsa, that will be presented to ssl/tls terminated connections.

It is a reference to an object of type sslkeyandcertificate.

ssl_profile_ref

string

Determines the set of ssl versions and ciphers to accept for ssl/tls terminated connections.

It is a reference to an object of type sslprofile.

ssl_profile_selectors

string

Select ssl profile based on client ip address match.

Field introduced in 18.2.3.

ssl_sess_cache_avg_size

string

Expected number of ssl session cache entries (may be exceeded).

Allowed values are 1024-16383.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as 1024.

sso_policy

string

Client authentication and authorization policy for the virtualservice.

Field deprecated in 18.2.3.

Field introduced in 18.2.1.

sso_policy_ref

string

The sso policy attached to the virtualservice.

It is a reference to an object of type ssopolicy.

Field introduced in 18.2.3.

state

string

The state that should be applied on the entity.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

static_dns_records

string

List of static dns records applied to this virtual service.

These are static entries and no health monitoring is performed against the ip addresses.

subnet

string

Subnet providing reachability for client facing virtual service ip.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

subnet_uuid

string

It represents subnet for the virtual service ip address allocation when auto_allocate_ip is true.it is only applicable in openstack or aws cloud.

This field is required if auto_allocate_ip is true.

Field deprecated in 17.1.1.

tenant

string

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

Default: “admin”

tenant_ref

string

It is a reference to an object of type tenant.

tenant_uuid

string

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

Default: “”

topology_policies

string

Topology policies applied on the dns traffic of the virtual service based ongslb topology algorithm.

Field introduced in 18.2.3.

traffic_clone_profile_ref

string

Server network or list of servers for cloning traffic.

It is a reference to an object of type trafficcloneprofile.

Field introduced in 17.1.1.

traffic_enabled

boolean

Knob to enable the virtual service traffic on its assigned service engines.

This setting is effective only when the enabled flag is set to true.

Field introduced in 17.2.8.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as True.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

type

string

Specify if this is a normal virtual service, or if it is the parent or child of an sni-enabled virtual hosted virtual service.

Enum options - VS_TYPE_NORMAL, VS_TYPE_VH_PARENT, VS_TYPE_VH_CHILD.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as VS_TYPE_NORMAL.

url

string

Avi controller URL of the object.

use_bridge_ip_as_vip

boolean

Use bridge ip as vip on each host in mesos deployments.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

use_vip_as_snat

boolean

Use the virtual ip as the snat ip for health monitoring and sending traffic to the backend servers instead of the service engine interface ip.

The caveat of enabling this option is that the virtualservice cannot be configued in an active-active ha mode.

Dns based multi vip solution has to be used for ha & non-disruptive upgrade purposes.

Field introduced in 17.1.9,17.2.3.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as False.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

username

string

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

Default: “”

uuid

string

Uuid of the virtualservice.

vh_domain_name

string

The exact name requested from the client’s sni-enabled tls hello domain name field.

If this is a match, the parent vs will forward the connection to this child vs.

vh_parent_vs_uuid

string

Specifies the virtual service acting as virtual hosting (sni) parent.

vip

string

List of virtual service ips.

While creating a ‘shared vs’,please use vsvip_ref to point to the shared entities.

Field introduced in 17.1.1.

vrf_context_ref

string

Virtual routing context that the virtual service is bound to.

This is used to provide the isolation of the set of networks the application is attached to.

It is a reference to an object of type vrfcontext.

vs_datascripts

string

Datascripts applied on the data traffic of the virtual service.

vsvip_cloud_config_cksum

string

Checksum of cloud configuration for vsvip.

Internally set by cloud connector.

Field introduced in 17.2.9, 18.1.2.

vsvip_ref

string

Mostly used during the creation of shared vs, this field refers to entities that can be shared across virtual services.

It is a reference to an object of type vsvip.

Field introduced in 17.1.1.

waf_policy_ref

string

Waf policy for the virtual service.

It is a reference to an object of type wafpolicy.

Field introduced in 17.2.1.

weight

string

The quality of service weight to assign to traffic transmitted from this virtual service.

A higher weight will prioritize traffic versus other virtual services sharing the same service engines.

Allowed values are 1-128.

Default value when not specified in API or module is interpreted by Avi Controller as 1.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create SSL Virtual Service using Pool testpool2
  community.network.avi_virtualservice:
    controller: 10.10.27.90
    username: admin
    password: AviNetworks123!
    name: newtestvs
    state: present
    performance_limits:
    max_concurrent_connections: 1000
    services:
        - port: 443
          enable_ssl: true
        - port: 80
    ssl_profile_ref: '/api/sslprofile?name=System-Standard'
    application_profile_ref: '/api/applicationprofile?name=System-Secure-HTTP'
    ssl_key_and_certificate_refs:
        - '/api/sslkeyandcertificate?name=System-Default-Cert'
    ip_address:
    addr: 10.90.131.103
    type: V4
    pool_ref: '/api/pool?name=testpool2'

Return Values

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

Key

Description

obj

dictionary

VirtualService (api/virtualservice) object

Returned: success, changed

Authors

  • Gaurav Rastogi (@grastogi23)