f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_cli_alias – Manage CLI aliases on a BIG-IP

Note

This plugin is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install f5networks.f5_modules.

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

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Allows for managing both private and shared aliases on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
command
string
The command to alias.
description
string
Description of the alias.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the alias.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
This parameter is disregarded when the scope is private.
provider
dictionary
added in 1.0.0 of f5networks.f5_modules
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.
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:
  • 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.
scope
string
    Choices:
  • private
  • shared ←
The scope of the alias; whether it is shared on the system, or usable only for the user who created it.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the resource exists.
When absent, ensures the resource is removed.

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 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: Create a new alias
  bigip_cli_alias:
    name: sync_device_to_bside
    scope: shared
    command: save /sys config partitions all; run /cm config-sync to-group device-group-1
    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 Returned Description
command
string
changed
The new command that is aliased.

Sample:
run /util bash
description
string
changed
The new description of the alias.

Sample:
Run the bash shell


Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)