community.network.netscaler_server module – Manage server configuration

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_server.

Synopsis

  • Manage server entities configuration.

  • 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

Any information about the server.

delay

string

Time, in seconds, after which all the services configured on the server are disabled.

This option is meaningful only when setting the disabled option to true

disabled

boolean

When set to true the server state will be set to disabled.

When set to false the server state will be set to enabled.

Note that due to limitations of the underlying NITRO API a disabled state change alone does not cause the module result to report a changed status.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

domain

string

Domain name of the server. For a domain based configuration, you must create the server first.

Minimum length = 1

domainresolveretry

string

Time, in seconds, for which the NetScaler appliance must wait, after DNS resolution fails, before sending the next DNS query to resolve the domain name.

Minimum value = 5

Maximum value = 20939

Default: 5

graceful

boolean

Shut down gracefully, without accepting any new connections, and disabling each service when all of its connections are closed.

This option is meaningful only when setting the disabled option to true

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

ipaddress

string

IPv4 or IPv6 address of the server. If you create an IP address based server, you can specify the name of the server, instead of its IP address, when creating a service. Note: If you do not create a server entry, the server IP address that you enter when you create a service becomes the name of the server.

ipv6address

boolean

Support IPv6 addressing mode. If you configure a server with the IPv6 addressing mode, you cannot use the server in the IPv4 addressing mode.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

name

string

Name for the server.

Must begin with an ASCII alphabetic or underscore _ character, and must contain only ASCII alphanumeric, underscore _, hash #, period ., space , colon :, at @, equals =, and hyphen - characters.

Can be changed after the name is created.

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.

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)

td

string

Integer value that uniquely identifies the traffic domain in which you want to configure the entity. If you do not specify an ID, the entity becomes part of the default traffic domain, which has an ID of 0.

Minimum value = 0

Maximum value = 4094

translationip

string

IP address used to transform the server’s DNS-resolved IP address.

translationmask

string

The netmask of the translation ip.

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: Setup server
  delegate_to: localhost
  community.network.netscaler_server:
      nsip: 172.18.0.2
      nitro_user: nsroot
      nitro_pass: nsroot

      state: present

      name: server-1
      ipaddress: 192.168.1.1

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: {“targetlbvserver”: “difference. ours: (str) server1 other: (str) server2”}

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: “Action does not exist”

Authors

  • George Nikolopoulos (@giorgos-nikolopoulos)