f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_file_copy module – Manage files in datastores on a 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_file_copy.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages files on a variety of datastores on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

datastore

string

Specifies the datastore to put the file in.

There are several different datastores and each of them allows files to be exposed in different ways.

When external-monitor, the specified file will be stored as an external monitor file and be available for use in external monitors.

When ifile, the specified file will be stored as an iFile.

When lw4o6-table, the specified file will be stored as a Lightweight 4 over 6 (lw4o6) tunnel binding table, which includes an IPv6 address for the lwB4, public IPv4 address, and restricted port set.

Choices:

  • external-monitor

  • ifile ← (default)

  • lw4o6-table

force

boolean

Force overwriting a file.

By default, files will only be overwritten if the SHA of the file is different for the given filename. This parameter can be used to force overwriting the file even if it already exists and its SHA matches.

The lw4o6-table datastore does not keep checksums of its file. Therefore, you would need to provide this argument to update any of these files.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

name

string

The name of the file as it should reside on the BIG-IP.

If this is not specified, then the filename provided in the source parameter is used instead.

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)

source

aliases: src

path

Specifies the path of the file to upload.

This parameter is required if state is present.

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: Upload a file as an iFile
  bigip_file_copy:
    name: foo
    source: /path/to/file.txt
    datastore: ifile
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

# Upload a directory of files
- name: Recursively upload web related files in /var/tmp/project
  find:
    paths: /var/tmp/project
    patterns: "^.*?\\.(?:html|?:css|?:js)$"
    use_regex: yes
  register: f

- name: Upload a directory of files as a set of iFiles
  bigip_file_copy:
    source: "{{ item.path }}"
    datastore: ifile
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
    loop: f
  delegate_to: localhost
# End upload a directory of files

- name: Upload a file to use in an external monitor
  bigip_file_copy:
    source: /path/to/files/external.sh
    datastore: external-monitor
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)