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bigip_gtm_server - Manages F5 BIG-IP GTM servers

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP server configuration. This module is able to manipulate the server definitions in a BIG-IP.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.9

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
datacenter
Data center the server belongs to. When creating a new GTM server, this value is required.
devices
Lists the self IP addresses and translations for each device. When creating a new GTM server, this value is required. This list is a complex list that specifies a number of keys. There are several supported keys.
The name key specifies a name for the device. The device name must be unique per server. This key is required.
The address key contains an IP address, or list of IP addresses, for the destination server. This key is required.
The translation key contains an IP address to translate the address value above to. This key is optional.
Specifying duplicate name fields is a supported means of providing device addresses. In this scenario, the addresses will be assigned to the name's list of addresses.
link_discovery
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
  • enabled-no-delete
Specifies whether the system auto-discovers the links for this server. When creating a new GTM server, if this parameter is not specified, the default value disabled is used.
If you set this parameter to enabled or enabled-no-delete, you must also ensure that the virtual_server_discovery parameter is also set to enabled or enabled-no-delete.
name
required
The name of the server.
partition
(added in 2.5)
Default:
Common
Device partition to manage resources on.
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.
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.
server_type
    Choices:
  • alteon-ace-director
  • cisco-css
  • cisco-server-load-balancer
  • generic-host
  • radware-wsd
  • windows-nt-4.0
  • bigip
  • cisco-local-director-v2
  • extreme
  • generic-load-balancer
  • sun-solaris
  • cacheflow
  • cisco-local-director-v3
  • foundry-server-iron
  • netapp
  • windows-2000-server
Specifies the server type. The server type determines the metrics that the system can collect from the server. When creating a new GTM server, the default value bigip is used.

aliases: product
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • enabled
  • disabled
The server state. If absent, an attempt to delete the server will be made. This will only succeed if this server is not in use by a virtual server. present creates the server and enables it. If enabled, enable the server if it exists. If disabled, create the server if needed, and set state to disabled.
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.
virtual_server_discovery
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
  • enabled-no-delete
Specifies whether the system auto-discovers the virtual servers for this server. When creating a new GTM server, if this parameter is not specified, the default value disabled is used.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Create server "GTM_Server"
  bigip_gtm_server:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: GTM_Server
    datacenter: /Common/New York
    server_type: bigip
    link_discovery: disabled
    virtual_server_discovery: disabled
    devices:
      - {'name': 'server_1', 'address': '1.1.1.1'}
      - {'name': 'server_2', 'address': '2.2.2.1', 'translation':'192.168.2.1'}
      - {'name': 'server_2', 'address': '2.2.2.2'}
      - {'name': 'server_3', 'addresses': [{'address':'3.3.3.1'},{'address':'3.3.3.2'}]}
      - {'name': 'server_4', 'addresses': [{'address':'4.4.4.1','translation':'192.168.14.1'}, {'address':'4.4.4.2'}]}
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create server "GTM_Server" with expanded keys
  bigip_gtm_server:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    name: GTM_Server
    datacenter: /Common/New York
    server_type: bigip
    link_discovery: disabled
    virtual_server_discovery: disabled
    devices:
      - name: server_1
        address: 1.1.1.1
      - name: server_2
        address: 2.2.2.1
        translation: 192.168.2.1
      - name: server_2
        address: 2.2.2.2
      - name: server_3
        addresses:
          - address: 3.3.3.1
          - address: 3.3.3.2
      - name: server_4
        addresses:
          - address: 4.4.4.1
            translation: 192.168.14.1
          - address: 4.4.4.2
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
datacenter
string
changed
The new datacenter which the server is part of.

Sample:
datacenter01
link_discovery
string
changed
The new link_discovery configured on the remote device.

Sample:
enabled
server_type
string
changed
The new type of the server.

Sample:
bigip
virtual_server_discovery
string
changed
The new virtual_server_discovery name for the trap destination.

Sample:
disabled


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

  • Robert Teller
  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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