bigip_provision – Manage BIG-IP module provisioning

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP module provisioning. This module will only provision at the standard levels of Dedicated, Nominal, and Minimum.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
level
string
    Choices:
  • dedicated
  • nominal ←
  • minimum
Sets the provisioning level for the requested modules. Changing the level for one module may require modifying the level of another module. For example, changing one module to dedicated requires setting all others to none. Setting the level of a module to none means that the module is not activated.
Use state absent to set level to none and de-provision module.
This parameter is not relevant to cgnat - pre tmos 15.0 or mgmt and will not be applied to the cgnat - pre tmos 15.0 or mgmt module.
memory
string
added in 2.9
Sets additional memory for management module. This is in addition to minimum allocated RAM of 1264MB.
The accepted value range is 0 - 8192. Maximum value is restricted by systems available RAM.
Specifying large reserves an additional 500MB for mgmt module.
Specifying medium reserves an additional 200MB for mgmt module.
Specifying small reserves no additional RAM for mgmt module.
Use large for configurations containing more than 2000 objects, or more specifically, for any configuration that exceeds 1000 objects per 2 GB of installed memory. Changing the Management mgmt size after initial provisioning causes a reprovision operation
module
string / required
    Choices:
  • am
  • afm
  • apm
  • asm
  • avr
  • cgnat
  • fps
  • gtm
  • ilx
  • lc
  • ltm
  • mgmt
  • pem
  • sam
  • sslo
  • swg
  • urldb
  • vcmp
The module to provision in BIG-IP.

aliases: name
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The state of the provisioned module on the system. When present, guarantees that the specified module is provisioned at the requested level provided that there are sufficient resources on the device (such as physical RAM) to support the provisioned module.
When absent, de-provision the module.
absent, is not a relevant option to mgmt module as module can not be de-provisioned.

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 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: Provision PEM at "nominal" level
  bigip_provision:
    module: pem
    level: nominal
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      password: secret
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Provision a dedicated SWG. This will unprovision every other module
  bigip_provision:
    module: swg
    level: dedicated
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      password: secret
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Provision mgmt with medium amount of memory.
  bigip_provision:
    module: mgmt
    memory: medium
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      password: secret
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
level
string
changed
The new provisioning level of the module.

Sample:
minimum
memory
string
changed
The new provisioned amount of memory for mgmt module.

Sample:
large


Status

  • This module is guaranteed to have backward compatible interface changes going forward. [stableinterface]
  • This module is maintained by an Ansible Partner. [certified]

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)
  • Greg Crosby (@crosbygw)

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