bigip_imish_config – Manage BIG-IP advanced routing configuration sections

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module provides an implementation for working with advanced routing configuration sections in a deterministic way.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
after
list
The ordered set of commands to append to the end of the command stack if a change needs to be made.
Just like with before this allows the playbook designer to append a set of commands to be executed after the command set.
backup
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
This argument will cause the module to create a full backup of the current running-config from the remote device before any changes are made.
The backup file is written to the backup folder in the playbook root directory or role root directory, if playbook is part of an ansible role. If the directory does not exist, it is created.
backup_options
dictionary
added in 2.8
This is a dict object containing configurable options related to backup file path. The value of this option is read only when backup is set to yes, if backup is set to no this option will be silently ignored.
dir_path
path
This option provides the path ending with directory name in which the backup configuration file will be stored. If the directory does not exist it will be first created and the filename is either the value of filename or default filename as described in filename options description. If the path value is not given in that case a backup directory will be created in the current working directory and backup configuration will be copied in filename within backup directory.
filename
string
The filename to be used to store the backup configuration. If the the filename is not given it will be generated based on the hostname, current time and date in format defined by <hostname>_config.<current-date>@<current-time>
before
list
The ordered set of commands to push on to the command stack if a change needs to be made.
This allows the playbook designer the opportunity to perform configuration commands prior to pushing any changes without affecting how the set of commands are matched against the system.
diff_against
string
    Choices:
  • startup ←
  • intended
  • running
When using the ansible-playbook --diff command line argument the module can generate diffs against different sources.
When this option is configure as startup, the module will return the diff of the running-config against the startup-config.
When this option is configured as intended, the module will return the diff of the running-config against the configuration provided in the intended_config argument.
When this option is configured as running, the module will return the before and after diff of the running-config with respect to any changes made to the device configuration.
diff_ignore_lines
list
Use this argument to specify one or more lines that should be ignored during the diff.
This is used for lines in the configuration that are automatically updated by the system.
This argument takes a list of regular expressions or exact line matches.
intended_config
string
The intended_config provides the master configuration that the node should conform to and is used to check the final running-config against.
This argument will not modify any settings on the remote device and is strictly used to check the compliance of the current device's configuration against.
When specifying this argument, the task should also modify the diff_against value and set it to intended.
lines
list
The ordered set of commands that should be configured in the section.
The commands must be the exact same commands as found in the device running-config.
Be sure to note the configuration command syntax as some commands are automatically modified by the device config parser.

aliases: commands
match
string
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • strict
  • exact
  • none
Instructs the module on the way to perform the matching of the set of commands against the current device config.
If match is set to line, commands are matched line by line.
If match is set to strict, command lines are matched with respect to position.
If match is set to exact, command lines must be an equal match.
Finally, if match is set to none, the module will not attempt to compare the source configuration with the running configuration on the remote device.
parents
list
The ordered set of parents that uniquely identify the section or hierarchy the commands should be checked against.
If the parents argument is omitted, the commands are checked against the set of top level or global commands.
provider
dictionary
added in 2.5
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.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
ssh_keyfile
path
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE.
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
    Choices:
  • cli
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
replace
string
    Choices:
  • line ←
  • block
Instructs the module on the way to perform the configuration on the device.
If the replace argument is set to line then the modified lines are pushed to the device in configuration mode.
If the replace argument is set to block then the entire command block is pushed to the device in configuration mode if any line is not correct.
route_domain
string
Default:
0
Route domain to manage BGP configuration on.
running_config
string
The module, by default, will connect to the remote device and retrieve the current running-config to use as a base for comparing against the contents of source.
There are times when it is not desirable to have the task get the current running-config for every task in a playbook.
The running_config argument allows the implementer to pass in the configuration to use as the base config for comparison.

aliases: config
save_when
string
    Choices:
  • always
  • never ←
  • modified
  • changed
When changes are made to the device running-configuration, the changes are not copied to non-volatile storage by default.
If the argument is set to always, then the running-config will always be copied to the startup-config and the modified flag will always be set to True.
If the argument is set to modified, then the running-config will only be copied to the startup-config if it has changed since the last save to startup-config.
If the argument is set to never, the running-config will never be copied to the startup-config.
If the argument is set to changed, then the running-config will only be copied to the startup-config if the task has made a change.
src
path
The src argument provides a path to the configuration file to load into the remote system.
The path can either be a full system path to the configuration file if the value starts with / or relative to the root of the implemented role or playbook.
This argument is mutually exclusive with the lines and parents arguments.

Notes

Note

  • Abbreviated commands are NOT idempotent, see Network FAQ.
  • 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 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: configure top level configuration and save it
  bigip_imish_config:
    lines: bfd slow-timer 2000
    save_when: modified
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: diff the running-config against a provided config
  bigip_imish_config:
    diff_against: intended
    intended_config: "{{ lookup('file', 'master.cfg') }}"
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add config to a parent block
  bigip_imish_config:
    lines:
      - bgp graceful-restart restart-time 120
      - redistribute kernel route-map rhi
      - neighbor 10.10.10.11 remote-as 65000
      - neighbor 10.10.10.11 fall-over bfd
      - neighbor 10.10.10.11 remote-as 65000
      - neighbor 10.10.10.11 fall-over bfd
    parents: router bgp 64664
    match: exact
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove an existing acl before writing it
  bigip_imish_config:
    lines:
      - access-list 10 permit 20.20.20.20
      - access-list 10 permit 20.20.20.21
      - access-list 10 deny any
    before: no access-list 10
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: for idempotency, use full-form commands
  bigip_imish_config:
    lines:
      # - desc My interface
      - description My Interface
    # parents: int ANYCAST-P2P-2
    parents: interface ANYCAST-P2P-2
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: configurable backup path
  bigip_imish_config:
    lines: bfd slow-timer 2000
    backup: yes
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
    backup_options:
      filename: backup.cfg
      dir_path: /home/user
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
backup_path
string
when backup is yes
The full path to the backup file

Sample:
/playbooks/ansible/backup/[email protected]:28:34
commands
list
always
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device

Sample:
['interface ANYCAST-P2P-2', 'neighbor 20.20.20.21 remote-as 65000', 'neighbor 20.20.20.21 fall-over bfd']
updates
list
always
The set of commands that will be pushed to the remote device

Sample:
['interface ANYCAST-P2P-2', 'neighbor 20.20.20.21 remote-as 65000', 'neighbor 20.20.20.21 fall-over bfd']


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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