community.network.netscaler_cs_action module – Manage content switching actions

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.netscaler_cs_action.

Synopsis

  • Manage content switching actions

  • This module is intended to run either on the ansible control node or a bastion (jumpserver) with access to the actual netscaler instance

Requirements

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

  • nitro python sdk

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

comment

string

Comments associated with this cs action.

name

string

Name for the content switching action. Must begin with an ASCII alphanumeric or underscore _ character, and must contain only ASCII alphanumeric, underscore _, hash #, period ., space , colon :, at sign @, equal sign =, and hyphen - characters. Can be changed after the content switching action is created.

nitro_pass

string / required

The password with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.

nitro_protocol

string

Which protocol to use when accessing the nitro API objects.

Choices:

  • http ← (default)

  • https

nitro_timeout

float

Time in seconds until a timeout error is thrown when establishing a new session with Netscaler

Default: 310

nitro_user

string / required

The username with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.

nsip

string / required

The ip address of the netscaler appliance where the nitro API calls will be made.

The port can be specified with the colon (:). E.g. 192.168.1.1:555.

save_config

boolean

If yes the module will save the configuration on the netscaler node if it makes any changes.

The module will not save the configuration on the netscaler node if it made no changes.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

state

string

The state of the resource being configured by the module on the netscaler node.

When present the resource will be created if needed and configured according to the module’s parameters.

When absent the resource will be deleted from the netscaler node.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

targetlbvserver

string

Name of the load balancing virtual server to which the content is switched.

targetvserver

string

Name of the VPN virtual server to which the content is switched.

targetvserverexpr

string

Information about this content switching action.

validate_certs

boolean

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

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

Examples

# lb_vserver_1 must have been already created with the netscaler_lb_vserver module

- name: Configure netscaler content switching action
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.network.netscaler_cs_action:
      nsip: 172.18.0.2
      nitro_user: nsroot
      nitro_pass: nsroot
      validate_certs: no

      state: present

      name: action-1
      targetlbvserver: lb_vserver_1

Return Values

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

Key

Description

diff

dictionary

List of differences between the actual configured object and the configuration specified in the module

Returned: failure

Sample: “{ \u0027targetlbvserver\u0027: \u0027difference. ours: (str) server1 other: (str) server2\u0027 }”

loglines

list / elements=string

list of logged messages by the module

Returned: always

Sample: “[\u0027message 1\u0027, \u0027message 2\u0027]”

msg

string

Message detailing the failure reason

Returned: failure

Sample: “Action does not exist”

Authors

  • George Nikolopoulos (@giorgos-nikolopoulos)