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bigip_device_dns - Manage BIG-IP device DNS settings

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP device DNS settings

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
cache
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
  • enable
  • disable
Specifies whether the system caches DNS lookups or performs the operation each time a lookup is needed. Please note that this applies only to Access Policy Manager features, such as ACLs, web application rewrites, and authentication.
ip_version
    Choices:
  • 4
  • 6
Specifies whether the DNS specifies IP addresses using IPv4 or IPv6.
name_servers
A list of name servers that the system uses to validate DNS lookups
password
required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.

aliases: pass, pwd
provider
(added in 2.5)
A dict object containing connection details.
ssh_keyfile
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports. If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE will be used instead.
timeout Default:
10
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.
server
required
The BIG-IP host. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
user
required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
server_port Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
password
required
The password for the user account used to connect to the BIG-IP. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_PASSWORD is set.

aliases: pass, pwd
validate_certs
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.
transport
required
    Choices:
  • rest
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
search
A list of domains that the system searches for local domain lookups, to resolve local host names.
server
required
The BIG-IP host. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER is set.
server_port
(added in 2.2)
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT is set.
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The state of the variable on the system. When present, guarantees that an existing variable is set to value.
user
required
The username to connect to the BIG-IP with. This user must have administrative privileges on the device. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_USER is set.
validate_certs
bool

(added in 2.0)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. Use this only on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates. You can omit this option if the environment variable F5_VALIDATE_CERTS is set.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Set the DNS settings on the BIG-IP
  bigip_device_dns:
    name_servers:
      - 208.67.222.222
      - 208.67.220.220
    search:
      - localdomain
      - lab.local
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
cache
string
changed
The new value of the DNS caching

Sample:
enabled
ip_version
int
changed
IP version that was set that DNS will specify IP addresses in

Sample:
4
name_servers
list
changed
List of name servers that were set

Sample:
['192.0.2.10', '172.17.12.10']
search
list
changed
List of search domains that were set

Sample:
['192.0.2.10', '172.17.12.10']
warnings
list
always
The list of warnings (if any) generated by module based on arguments

Sample:
['...', '...']


Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Author

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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