f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_apm_policy_fetch module – Exports the APM policy or APM access profile from remote nodes.

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.20.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install f5networks.f5\_modules.

To use it in a playbook, specify: f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_apm_policy_fetch.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Exports the APM policy or APM access profile from remote nodes.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

dest

path

A directory to save the file into.

file

string

The name of the file to be created on the remote device for downloading.

force

boolean

If no, the file will only be transferred if it does not exist in the the destination.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

name

string / required

The name of the APM policy or APM access profile exported to create a file on the remote device for downloading.

partition

string

Device partition which contains the APM policy or APM access profile to export.

Default: "Common"

provider

dictionary

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

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.

no_f5_teem

boolean

If yes, TEEM telemetry data is not sent to F5.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_TELEMETRY_OFF.

Previously used variable F5_TEEM is deprecated as its name was confusing.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

password

aliases: pass, pwd

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.

server

string / required

The BIG-IP host.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.

server_port

integer

The BIG-IP server port.

You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.

Default: 443

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

Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.

Choices:

  • "rest" ← (default)

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

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.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

type

string

Specifies the type of item to export from the device.

Choices:

  • "profile_access" ← (default)

  • "access_policy"

Notes

Note

  • Due to ID685681 it is not possible to execute ng_* tools via REST API on v12.x and 13.x, once this is fixed this restriction will be removed.

  • Requires BIG-IP >= 14.0.0

  • 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 f5networks.f5_modules.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: Export APM access profile
  bigip_apm_policy_fetch:
    name: foobar
    file: export_foo
    dest: /root/download
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Export APM access policy
  bigip_apm_policy_fetch:
    name: foobar
    file: export_foo
    dest: /root/download
    type: access_policy
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Export APM access profile, autogenerate name
  bigip_apm_policy_fetch:
    name: foobar
    dest: /root/download
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

dest

string

Local path to download the exported APM policy.

Returned: changed

Sample: "/root/downloads/profile-foobar_file.conf.tar.gz"

file

string

Name of the exported file on the remote BIG-IP to download. If not specified, then this will be a randomly generated filename.

Returned: changed

Sample: "foobar_file"

name

string

Name of the APM policy or APM access profile to be exported.

Returned: changed

Sample: "APM_policy_global"

type

string

Set to specify the type of item to export.

Returned: changed

Sample: "access_policy"

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)