f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_firewall_global_rules module – Manage AFM global rule settings on BIG-IP

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.16.0).

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_global_rules.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Configures the global network firewall rules on AFM (Advanced Firewall Manager). These firewall rules are applied to all packets except those going through the management interface. They are applied first, before any firewall rules for the packet’s virtual server, route domain, and/or self IP address.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

Description for the global list of firewall rules.

enforced_policy

string

Specifies an enforced firewall policy.

enforced_policy rules are enforced globally.

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)

service_policy

string

Specifies a service policy that would apply to traffic globally.

The service policy is applied to all flows, provided there are no other context specific service policy configurations that override the global service policy. For example, when a service policy is configured both at a global level and on a firewall rule, and a flow matches the rule, the more specific service policy configuration in the rule will override the service policy setting at the global level.

The service policy associated here can be created using the bigip_service_policy module.

staged_policy

string

Specifies a staged firewall policy.

staged_policy rules are not enforced while all the visibility aspects (statistics, reporting, and logging) function as if the staged-policy rules were enforced globally.

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: Change enforced policy in AFM global rules
  bigip_firewall_global_rules:
    enforced_policy: enforcing1
    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

description

string

The new description.

Returned: changed

Sample: “My description”

enforced_policy

string

The new global Enforced Policy.

Returned: changed

Sample: “/Common/enforced1”

service_policy

string

The new global Service Policy.

Returned: changed

Sample: “/Common/service1”

staged_policy

string

The new global Staged Policy.

Returned: changed

Sample: “/Common/staged1”

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)