f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_device_ntp – Manage NTP servers 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_device_ntp.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage NTP servers on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ntp_servers
list / elements=string
A list of NTP servers to set on the device. At least one of ntp_servers or timezone is required.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The state of the NTP servers on the system. When present, guarantees that the NTP servers are set on the system. When absent, removes the specified NTP servers from the device configuration.
timezone
string
The timezone to set for NTP lookups. At least one of ntp_servers or timezone is required.

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: Set NTP server
  bigip_device_ntp:
    ntp_servers:
      - 192.0.2.23
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set timezone
  bigip_device_ntp:
    timezone: America/Los_Angeles
    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
ntp_servers
list / elements=string
changed
The NTP servers that were set on the device

Sample:
['192.0.2.23', '192.0.2.42']
timezone
string
changed
The timezone that was set on the device

Sample:
True


Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)