f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_device_license module – Manage license installation and activation on BIG-IP devices

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_device_license.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manage license installation and activation on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

accept_eula

boolean

Declares whether you accept the BIG-IP EULA or not. By default, this value is no. You must specifically declare you have viewed and accepted the license. This module does not present you with the EULA, so it is incumbent on you to read it.

The EULA can be found here; https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K12902.

This parameter is not required when state is absent and will be ignored if it is provided.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

addon_keys

list / elements=string

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.2.0

The list of addon keys to use to in conjunction with the base license.

This parameter will be ignored if no license_key is provided.

This parameter is not required when state is absent and will be ignored if it is provided.

force

boolean

Declares whether to force license renewal. By default, this value is no.

This parameter is not required and will be ignored if it is provided.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

license_key

string

The registration key to use to license the BIG-IP.

This parameter is required if the state is equal to present or latest.

This parameter is not required when state is absent and will be ignored if it is provided.

license_server

string

The F5 license server to use when getting a license and validating a dossier.

This parameter is required if the state is equal to present or latest.

This parameter is not required when state is absent and will be ignored if it is provided.

Default: "activate.f5.com"

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)

state

string

The state of the license on the system.

When present, only guarantees that a license exists.

When absent, removes the license on the system.

When latest, ensures that the license is always valid. This is not idempotent state since re-run can modify result.

When revoked, removes the license on the system and revokes its future usage on the F5 license servers.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "latest"

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "revoked"

Notes

Note

  • This module can be used to license BIG-IPs that do not have access to internet.

  • Only the Ansible Controller needs internet access as the license activation is done on the Ansible Controller from which the module is running.

  • 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: License BIG-IP using a key
  bigip_device_license:
    license_key: "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXXXX"
    provider:
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      user: "admin"
      password: "secret"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: License BIG-IP using a key
  bigip_device_license:
    license_key: "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXXXX"
    provider:
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      user: "admin"
      password: "secret"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove the license from the system
  bigip_device_license:
    state: "absent"
    provider:
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      user: "admin"
      password: "secret"
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

  • Andrey Kashcheev (@andreykashcheev)