f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_firewall_dos_profile module – Manage AFM DoS profiles on a BIG-IP

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.18.0).

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_firewall_dos_profile.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages AFM (Advanced Firewall Manager) Denial of Service (DoS) profiles on a BIG-IP. To manage the vectors associated with a DoS profile, refer to the bigip_firewall_dos_vector module.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

default_whitelist

string

The default whitelist address list for the system to use to determine which IP addresses are legitimate.

The system does not examine traffic from the IP addresses in the list when performing DoS prevention.

To define a new whitelist, use the bigip_firewall_address_list module.

description

string

The description of the DoS profile.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the profile.

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

threshold_sensitivity

string

Specifies the threshold sensitivity for the DoS profile.

Thresholds for detecting attacks are higher when sensitivity is low, and lower when sensitivity is high.

When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is medium.

Choices:

  • low

  • medium

  • high

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 new DoS profile
  bigip_firewall_dos_profile:
    name: profile1
    description: DoS profile 1
    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

default_whitelist

string

The new whitelist attached to the profile.

Returned: changed

Sample: “/Common/whitelist1”

description

string

The description of the profile.

Returned: changed

Sample: “New description”

threshold_sensitivity

string

The new threshold sensitivity of the profile.

Returned: changed

Sample: “low”

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)