community.network.a10_server – Manage A10 Networks AX/SoftAX/Thunder/vThunder devices’ server object.

Note

This plugin is part of the community.network collection (version 3.0.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.network.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.network.a10_server.

Synopsis

  • Manage SLB (Server Load Balancer) server objects on A10 Networks devices via aXAPIv2.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
client_cert
path
PEM formatted certificate chain file to be used for SSL client authentication.
This file can also include the key as well, and if the key is included, client_key is not required.
client_key
path
PEM formatted file that contains your private key to be used for SSL client authentication.
If client_cert contains both the certificate and key, this option is not required.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes do not get a cached copy.
Alias thirsty has been deprecated and will be removed in 2.13.

aliases: thirsty
force_basic_auth
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Credentials specified with url_username and url_password should be passed in HTTP Header.
host
string / required
Hostname or IP of the A10 Networks device.
http_agent
string
Default:
"ansible-httpget"
Header to identify as, generally appears in web server logs.
partition
string
set active-partition
password
string / required
Password for the username account.

aliases: pass, pwd
server_ip
string
The SLB server IPv4 address.

aliases: ip, address
server_name
string / required
The SLB (Server Load Balancer) server name.

aliases: server
server_ports
string
A list of ports to create for the server. Each list item should be a dictionary which specifies the port: and protocol:, but can also optionally specify the status:. See the examples below for details. This parameter is required when state is present.

aliases: port
server_status
string
    Choices:
  • enabled ←
  • disabled
The SLB virtual server status.

aliases: status
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
This is to specify the operation to create, update or remove SLB server.
url
string
HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP URL in the form (http|https|ftp)://[user[:pass]]@host.domain[:port]/path
url_password
string
The password for use in HTTP basic authentication.
If the url_username parameter is not specified, the url_password parameter will not be used.
url_username
string
The username for use in HTTP basic authentication.
This parameter can be used without url_password for sites that allow empty passwords
use_gssapi
boolean
added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use GSSAPI to perform the authentication, typically this is for Kerberos or Kerberos through Negotiate authentication.
Requires the Python library gssapi to be installed.
Credentials for GSSAPI can be specified with url_username/url_password or with the GSSAPI env var KRB5CCNAME that specified a custom Kerberos credential cache.
NTLM authentication is not supported even if the GSSAPI mech for NTLM has been installed.
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
username
string / required
An account with administrator privileges.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled devices using self-signed certificates.
write_config
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes, any changes will cause a write of the running configuration to non-volatile memory. This will save all configuration changes, including those that may have been made manually or through other modules, so care should be taken when specifying yes.

Notes

Note

  • Requires A10 Networks aXAPI 2.1.

  • Requires A10 Networks aXAPI 2.1.

Examples

- name: Create a new server
  community.network.a10_server:
    host: a10.mydomain.com
    username: myadmin
    password: mypassword
    partition: mypartition
    server: test
    server_ip: 1.1.1.100
    server_ports:
      - port_num: 8080
        protocol: tcp
      - port_num: 8443
        protocol: TCP

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
content
string
success
the full info regarding the slb_server

Sample:
mynewserver


Authors

  • Eric Chou (@ericchou1)

  • Mischa Peters (@mischapeters)