f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_dns_zone module – Manage DNS zones on BIG-IP

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_dns_zone.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage DNS zones on BIG-IP. The zones managed here are primarily used for configuring DNS Express on a BIG-IP. This module does not configure zones that are found in BIG-IP ZoneRunner.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

dns_express

dictionary

DNS express related settings.

allow_notify_from

list / elements=string

Specifies the IP addresses from which the system accepts NOTIFY messages for this DNS Express zone.

enabled

boolean

Specifies the current status of the DNS Express zone.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

notify_action

string

Specifies the action the system takes when a NOTIFY message is received for this DNS Express zone.

If a TSIG key is configured for the zone, the signature is only validated for consume and repeat actions.

When consume, the NOTIFY message is seen only by DNS Express.

When bypass, the NOTIFY message does not go to DNS Express, but instead goes to a back-end DNS server (subject to the value of the Unhandled Query Action configured in the DNS profile applied to the listener that handles the DNS request).

When repeat, the NOTIFY message goes to both DNS Express and any back-end DNS server.

Choices:

  • consume

  • bypass

  • repeat

response_policy

boolean

Specifies whether this DNS Express zone is a DNS response policy zone (RPZ).

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

server

string

Specifies the back-end authoritative DNS server from which the BIG-IP system receives AXFR zone transfers for the DNS Express zone.

verify_tsig

boolean

Specifies whether the system verifies the identity of the authoritative nameserver that sends updated information for this DNS Express zone.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the DNS zone.

The name must begin with a letter and contain only letters, numbers, and the underscore character.

nameservers

list / elements=string

Specifies the DNS nameservers to which the system sends NOTIFY messages.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: “Common”

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

tsig_server_key

string

Specifies the TSIG key the system uses to authenticate the back-end DNS authoritative server that sends AXFR zone transfers to the BIG-IP system.

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 zone for DNS express
  bigip_dns_zone:
    name: zone.foo.com
    dns_express:
      enabled: yes
      server: dns-lab
      allow_notify_from:
        - 192.168.39.10
      notify_action: consume
      verify_tsig: no
      response_policy: no
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Disable DNS express zone, change server, and modify notify_action to bypass
  bigip_dns_zone:
    name: zone.foo.com
    dns_express:
      enabled: no
      server: foo1.server.com
      allow_notify_from:
        - 192.168.39.10
      notify_action: bypass
      verify_tsig: no
      response_policy: no
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add nameservers
  bigip_dns_zone:
    name: zone.foo.com
    nameservers:
      - foo1.nameserver.com
      - foo2.nameserver.com
      - foo3.nameserver.com
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove nameserver
  bigip_dns_zone:
    name: zone.foo.com
    nameservers:
      - foo1.nameserver.com
      - foo2.nameserver.com
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove all nameservers
  bigip_dns_zone:
    name: zone.foo.com
    nameservers: none
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add tsig_server_key
  bigip_dns_zone:
    name: zone.foo.com
    tsig_server_key: key1
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove tsig_server_key
  bigip_dns_zone:
    name: zone.foo.com
    tsig_server_key: none
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove zone
  bigip_dns_zone:
    name: zone.foo.com
    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

allow_notify_from

list / elements=string

The new DNS Express Allow NOTIFY From value.

Returned: changed

Sample: [“1.1.1.1”, “2.2.2.2”]

enabled

boolean

Whether the zone is enabled or not.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

express_server

string

The new DNS Express Server value.

Returned: changed

Sample: “server1”

nameservers

list / elements=string

The new Zone Transfer Clients Nameservers value.

Returned: changed

Sample: [“/Common/server1”, “/Common/server2”]

notify_action

string

The new DNS Express Notify Action value.

Returned: changed

Sample: “consume”

response_policy

boolean

The new DNS Express Response Policy value.

Returned: changed

Sample: false

tsig_server_key

string

The new TSIG Server Key value.

Returned: changed

Sample: “/Common/key1”

verify_tsig

boolean

The new DNS Express Verify Notify TSIG value.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Greg Crosby (@crosbygw)