f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_config module – Manage BIG-IP configuration sections

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.16.0).

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_config.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages a BIG-IP configuration by allowing TMSH commands that modify the running configuration, or merge SCF formatted files into the running configuration. Additionally, this module is of significant importance because it allows you to save your running configuration to disk. Since all F5 modules manipulate the running configuration, it is important you use this module to save that running config.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

merge_content

string

Loads the specified configuration that you want to merge into the running configuration. This is equivalent to using the tmsh command load sys config from-terminal merge.

If you need to read the configuration from a file or template, use Ansible’s file or template lookup plugins respectively.

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.

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

reset

boolean

Loads the default configuration on the device.

If this option is specified, the default configuration will be loaded before any commands or other provided configuration is run.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

save

boolean

The save argument instructs the module to save the running-config to startup-config.

This operation is performed after any changes are made to the current running config. If no changes are made, the configuration is still saved to the startup config.

This option will always cause the module to return changed.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

verify

boolean

Validates the specified configuration to see whether it is valid to replace the running configuration.

The running configuration will not be changed.

When this parameter is set to yes, no change will be reported by the module.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Notes

Note

  • This module requires that sys db variable on device systemauth.disablebash is set to false.

  • 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: Save the running configuration of the BIG-IP
  bigip_config:
    save: yes
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      password: secret
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Reset the BIG-IP configuration, for example, to RMA the device
  bigip_config:
    reset: yes
    save: yes
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      password: secret
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Load an SCF configuration
  bigip_config:
    merge_content: "{{ lookup('file', '/path/to/config.scf') }}"
    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

Description

stdout

list / elements=string

The set of responses from the options.

Returned: always

Sample: [“…”, “…”]

stdout_lines

list / elements=string

The value of stdout split into a list.

Returned: always

Sample: [[“…”, “…”], [“…”], [“…”]]

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)