f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_device_connectivity module – Manages device IP configuration settings for HA on a BIG-IP.

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_device_connectivity.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages device IP configuration settings for High Availability (HA) on a BIG-IP. Each BIG-IP device has synchronization and failover connectivity information (IP addresses) that you define as part of HA pairing or clustering. This module allows you to configure that information.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cluster_mirroring

string

Specifies whether mirroring occurs within the same cluster or between different clusters on a multi-bladed system.

This parameter is only supported on platforms that have multiple blades, such as Viprion hardware. It is not supported on Virtual Editions (VEs).

Choices:

  • between-clusters

  • within-cluster

config_sync_ip

string

Local IP address the system uses for ConfigSync operations.

failover_multicast

boolean

When yes, ensures the Failover Multicast configuration is enabled and, if no further multicast configuration is provided, ensures that multicast_interface, multicast_address and multicast_port are the defaults specified in the description of each option.

When no, ensures that Failover Multicast configuration is disabled.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

mirror_primary_address

string

Specifies the primary IP address for the system to use to mirror connections.

mirror_secondary_address

string

Specifies the secondary IP address for the system to use to mirror connections.

multicast_address

string

IP address for the system to send multicast messages associated with failover.

When failover_multicast is yes and this option is not provided, a default of 224.0.0.245 will be used.

multicast_interface

string

Interface over which the system sends multicast messages associated with failover.

When failover_multicast is yes and this option is not provided, a default of eth0 will be used.

multicast_port

integer

Port for the system to send multicast messages associated with failover.

When failover_multicast is yes and this option is not provided, a default of 62960 will be used. This value must be between 0 and 65535.

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)

unicast_failover

list / elements=dictionary

Addresses to use for failover operations. Options address and port are supported with dictionary structure, where address is the local IP address the system uses for failover operations.

Port specifies the port the system uses for failover operations. If port is not specified, the default value 1026 will be used.

If you are specifying the (recommended) management IP address, use ‘management-ip’ in the address field.

When the value is set to empty list, the parameter value is removed from device.

Notes

Note

  • This module is primarily used as a component of configuring HA pairs of BIG-IP devices.

  • Requires BIG-IP >= 12.0.0

  • 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: Configure device connectivity for standard HA pair
  bigip_device_connectivity:
    config_sync_ip: 10.1.30.1
    mirror_primary_address: 10.1.30.1
    unicast_failover:
      - address: management-ip
      - address: 10.1.30.1
    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

Description

changed

boolean

Denotes if the F5 configuration was updated.

Returned: always

cluster_mirroring

string

The current cluster-mirroring setting.

Returned: changed

Sample: “between-clusters”

config_sync_ip

string

The new value of the config_sync_ip setting.

Returned: changed

Sample: “10.1.1.1”

failover_multicast

boolean

Whether a failover multicast attribute has been changed or not.

Returned: changed

mirror_primary_address

string

The new value of the mirror_primary_address setting.

Returned: changed

Sample: “10.1.1.2”

mirror_secondary_address

string

The new value of the mirror_secondary_address setting.

Returned: changed

Sample: “10.1.1.3”

multicast_address

string

The new value of the multicast_address setting.

Returned: changed

Sample: “224.0.0.245”

multicast_interface

string

The new value of the multicast_interface setting.

Returned: changed

Sample: “eth0”

multicast_port

integer

The new value of the multicast_port setting.

Returned: changed

Sample: 1026

unicast_failover

list / elements=string

The new value of the unicast_failover setting.

Returned: changed

Sample: [{“address”: “10.1.1.2”, “port”: 1026}]

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)