bigip_snat_pool – Manage SNAT pools on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Manage SNAT pools on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
string
added in 2.9
A general description of the SNAT pool, provided by the user for their benefit. It is optional.
members
list
List of members to put in the SNAT pool. When a state of present is provided, this parameter is required. Otherwise, it is optional.
The members can be either IP addresses, or names of the SNAT translation objects.

aliases: member
name
string / required
The name of the SNAT pool.
partition
string
added in 2.5
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
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
Whether the SNAT pool should exist or not.

Notes

Note

  • When bigip_snat_pool object is removed it also removes any associated bigip_snat_translation objects.
  • This is a BIG-IP behavior not module behavior and it only occurs when the bigip_snat_translation objects are also not referenced by another bigip_snat_pool.
  • 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: Add the SNAT pool 'my-snat-pool'
  bigip_snat_pool:
    name: my-snat-pool
    state: present
    members:
      - 10.10.10.10
      - 20.20.20.20
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Change the SNAT pool's members to a single member
  bigip_snat_pool:
    name: my-snat-pool
    state: present
    member: 30.30.30.30
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove the SNAT pool 'my-snat-pool'
  bigip_snat_pool:
    name: johnd
    state: absent
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add the SNAT pool 'my-snat-pool' with a description
  bigip_snat_pool:
    name: my-snat-pool
    state: present
    members:
      - 10.10.10.10
      - 20.20.20.20
    description: A SNAT pool description
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
members
list
changed and success
List of members that are part of the SNAT pool.

Sample:
['10.10.10.10']


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)
  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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