f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_dns_cache_resolver module – Manage DNS resolver cache configuration on a BIG-IP

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_dns_cache_resolver.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manage the DNS resolver cache configuration on BIG-IP devices.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

answer_default_zones

boolean

Specifies whether the system answers DNS queries for the default zones localhost, reverse 127.0.0.1 and ::1, and AS112.

When creating a new cache resolver, if this parameter is not specified, the default is no.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

forward_zones

any

Forward zones associated with the cache.

To remove all forward zones, specify a value of none.

name

string

Specifies an FQDN for the forward zone.

nameservers

list / elements=dictionary

Specifies the IP address and service port of a recursive nameserver that answers DNS queries for the zone when the response cannot be found in the DNS cache.

address

string

Address of recursive nameserver.

port

integer

Port of recursive nameserver.

When specifying new nameservers, if this value is not provided, the default is 53.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the cache.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: "Common"

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)

route_domain

string

Specifies the route domain the resolver uses for outbound traffic.

state

string

When present, ensures the resource exists.

When absent, ensures the resource is removed.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

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: Create a DNS resolver cache
  bigip_dns_cache:
    name: foo
    answer_default_zones: yes
    forward_zones:
      - name: foo.bar.com
        nameservers:
          - address: 1.2.3.4
            port: 53
          - address: 5.6.7.8
    route_domain: 0
    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

param1

boolean

The new param1 value of the resource.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

param2

string

The new param2 value of the resource.

Returned: changed

Sample: "Foo is bar"

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)