f5networks.f5_modules.bigiq_utility_license_assignment module – Manage utility license assignment on BIG-IPs from a BIG-IQ

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.21.0).

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 f5networks.f5\_modules.

To use it in a playbook, specify: f5networks.f5_modules.bigiq_utility_license_assignment.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages the assignment of utility licenses on a BIG-IQ. Assignment means the license is assigned to a BIG-IP, or it needs to be assigned to a BIG-IP. Additionally, this module supports revoking the assignments from BIG-IP devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

device

string / required

When managed is no, specifies the address, or hostname, where the BIG-IQ can reach the remote device to register.

When managed is yes, specifies the managed device, or device UUID, you want to register.

If managed is yes, it is very important you do not have more than one device with the same name. BIG-IQ internally recognizes devices by their ID, and therefore, this module cannot guarantee the correct device will be registered. The device returned is the device that is used.

device_password

string

The password of the device_username.

When managed is no, this parameter is required.

device_port

integer

Specifies the port of the remote device to connect to.

If this parameter is not specified, the default is 443.

Default: 443

device_username

string

The username used to connect to the remote device.

This username should be one that has sufficient privileges on the remote device to do licensing. Usually this is the Administrator role.

When managed is no, this parameter is required.

key

string / required

The registration key from which you want choose an offering.

managed

boolean

Whether the specified device is a managed or un-managed device.

When state is present, this parameter is required.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

offering

string / required

Name of the license offering to assign to the device.

provider

dictionary

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

A dict object containing connection details.

auth_provider

string

Configures the auth provider for to obtain authentication tokens from the remote device.

This option is really used when working with BIG-IQ devices.

no_f5_teem

boolean

If yes, TEEM telemetry data is not sent to F5.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_TELEMETRY_OFF.

Previously used variable F5_TEEM is deprecated as its name was confusing.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

password

aliases: pass, pwd

string / required

The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_PASSWORD.

server

string / required

The BIG-IP host.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.

server_port

integer

The BIG-IP server port.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.

Default: 443

timeout

integer

Specifies the timeout in seconds for communicating with the network device for either connecting or sending commands. If the timeout is exceeded before the operation is completed, the module will error.

transport

string

Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.

Choices:

  • "rest" ← (default)

user

string / required

The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_USER.

validate_certs

boolean

If no, SSL certificates are not validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

state

string

When present, ensures the device is assigned the specified license.

When absent, ensures the license is revokes from the remote device and freed on the BIG-IQ.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

unit_of_measure

string

Sets the rate at which this license usage is billed.

Depending on your license, you may have different units of measure available to you. If a particular unit is not available to you, the module notifies you at licensing time.

Choices:

  • "hourly" ← (default)

  • "daily"

  • "monthly"

  • "yearly"

Notes

Note

  • For more information on using Ansible to manage F5 Networks devices see https://www.ansible.com/integrations/networks/f5.

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12.

  • The F5 modules only manipulate the running configuration of the F5 product. To ensure that BIG-IP specific configuration persists to disk, be sure to include at least one task that uses the f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_config module to save the running configuration. Refer to the module’s documentation for the correct usage of the module to save your running configuration.

Examples

- name: Register an unmanaged device
  bigiq_utility_license_assignment:
    key: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
    offering: F5-BIG-MSP-AFM-10G-LIC
    device: 1.1.1.1
    managed: no
    device_username: admin
    device_password: secret
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Register a managed device, by name
  bigiq_utility_license_assignment:
    key: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
    offering: F5-BIG-MSP-AFM-10G-LIC
    device: bigi1.foo.com
    managed: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Register a managed device, by UUID
  bigiq_utility_license_assignment:
    key: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
    offering: F5-BIG-MSP-AFM-10G-LIC
    device: 7141a063-7cf8-423f-9829-9d40599fa3e0
    managed: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)