f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_device_ha_group module – Manage HA group settings on a BIG-IP system

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.19.0).

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_ha_group.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage HA (High Availability) group settings on a BIG-IP system.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

active_bonus

integer

Specifies the extra value to be added to the HA score of the active unit.

When system creates HA group this value is set to 10 by the system.

description

string

User created HA group description.

enable

boolean

When set to no, the system disables the HA score feature.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

name

string / required

Name of the HA group to create/manage.

pools

list / elements=dictionary

Specifies pools to contribute to the HA score.

The pools must exist on the BIG-IP, otherwise the operation will fail.

attribute

string

The pool attribute that contributes to the HA score.

Choices:

  • percent-up-members ← (default)

minimum_threshold

integer

Below this value, the selected pool attribute contributes nothing to the HA score.

This value must be greater than the number of pool members present in the pool.

In TMOS versions 12.x this attribute is named threshold, however it has been deprecated in versions 13.x and above.

Specifying this attribute in the module running against v12.x will keep the same behavior as if threshold option was set.

partition

string

Device partition where the specified pool exists.

This parameter is ignored if the pool_name is specified in full path format.

Default: “Common”

pool_name

string / required

The pool name which is used to contribute to the HA score.

Referencing the pool can be done in the full path format for example, /Common/pool_name.

When the pool is referenced in full path format, the partition parameter is ignored.

weight

integer / required

Maximum value the selected pool attribute contributes to the HA score.

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)

state

string

When present, ensures the resource exists.

When absent, ensures the resource is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

trunks

list / elements=dictionary

Specifies trunks to contribute to the HA score.

The trunks must exist on the BIG-IP, otherwise the operation will fail.

attribute

string

The trunk attribute that contributes to the HA score.

Choices:

  • percent-up-members ← (default)

minimum_threshold

integer

Below this value the selected trunk attribute contributes nothing to the HA score.

This value must be greater than the number of trunk members.

In TMOS versions 12.x this attribute is named threshold, however it has been deprecated in versions 13.x and above.

Specifying this attribute in the module running against v12.x will keep the same behavior as if threshold option was set.

trunk_name

string / required

The trunk name used to contribute to the HA score.

weight

integer / required

Maximum value the selected trunk attribute contributes to the HA score.

Notes

Note

  • This module does not support atomic removal of HA group objects.

  • 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 HA group no members, not active
  bigip_device_ha_group:
    name: foo_ha
    description: empty_foo
    active_bonus: 20
    enable: no
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create HA group with pools and trunks
  bigip_device_ha_group:
    name: baz_ha
    description: non_empty_baz
    active_bonus: 15
    pools:
      - pool_name: foopool
        weight: 30
        minimum_threshold: 1
    trunks:
      - trunk_name: footrunk
        weight: 70
        minimum_threshold: 2
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create HA group pools using full_path format
  bigip_device_ha_group:
    name: bar_ha
    description: non_empty_bar
    active_bonus: 12
    pools:
      - pool_name: /Baz/foopool
        weight: 30
        minimum_threshold: 1
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove HA group
  bigip_device_ha_group:
    name: foo_ha
    state: absent
    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

active_bonus

integer

The extra value to be added to the HA score of the active unit.

Returned: changed

Sample: 20

description

string

User created HA group description.

Returned: changed

Sample: “Some Group”

enable

boolean

Enables or disables the HA score feature.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

name

string

Name of the HA group.

Returned: changed

Sample: “foo_HA”

pools

complex

The pools to contribute to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: “hash/dictionary of values”

attribute

string

The pool attribute that contributes to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: “percent-up-members”

minimum_threshold

integer

Below this value the selected pool attribute contributes nothing to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: 2

partition

string

Device partition where the specified pool exists.

Returned: changed

Sample: “Common”

pool_name

string

The pool name which is used to contribute to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: “foo_pool”

weight

integer

Maximum value the selected pool attribute contributes to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: 40

trunks

complex

The trunks to contribute to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: “hash/dictionary of values”

attribute

string

The trunk attribute that contributes to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: “percent-up-members”

minimum_threshold

integer

Below this value, the selected trunk attribute contributes nothing to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: 2

trunk_name

string

The trunk name used to contribute to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: “foo_trunk”

weight

integer

Maximum value the selected trunk attribute contributes to the HA score.

Returned: changed

Sample: 40

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)