community.network.netscaler_cs_policy module – Manage content switching policy

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_policy.

Synopsis

  • Manage content switching policy.

  • 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

action

string

Content switching action that names the target load balancing virtual server to which the traffic is switched.

domain

string

The domain name. The string value can range to 63 characters.

Minimum length = 1

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.

policyname

string

Name for the content switching policy. 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. Cannot be changed after a policy is created.

The following requirement applies only to the NetScaler CLI:

If the name includes one or more spaces, enclose the name in double or single quotation marks (for example, my policy or my policy).

Minimum length = 1

rule

string

Expression, or name of a named expression, against which traffic is evaluated. Written in the classic or default syntax.

Note:

Maximum length of a string literal in the expression is 255 characters. A longer string can be split into smaller strings of up to 255 characters each, and the smaller strings concatenated with the + operator. For example, you can create a 500-character string as follows: ‘”<string of 255 characters>” + “<string of 245 characters>”’

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)

url

string

URL string that is matched with the URL of a request. Can contain a wildcard character. Specify the string value in the following format: [[prefix] [*]] [.suffix].

Minimum length = 1

Maximum length = 208

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

- name: Create url cs policy
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.network.netscaler_cs_policy:
    nsip: 172.18.0.2
    nitro_user: nsroot
    nitro_pass: nsroot
    validate_certs: no

    state: present

    policyname: policy_1
    url: /example/

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: {“url”: “difference. ours: (str) example1 other: (str) /example1”}

loglines

list / elements=string

list of logged messages by the module

Returned: always

Sample: [“message 1”, “message 2”]

msg

string

Message detailing the failure reason

Returned: failure

Sample: “Could not load nitro python sdk”

Authors

  • George Nikolopoulos (@giorgos-nikolopoulos)