f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_firewall_port_list module – Manage port lists on BIG-IP AFM

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_firewall_port_list.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages the AFM (Advanced Firewall Manager) port lists on a BIG-IP. This module can be used to add and remove port list entries.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

Description of the port list.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the port list.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: "Common"

port_lists

list / elements=string

Simple list of existing port lists to add to this list. Port lists can be specified in either their fully qualified name (/Common/foo) or their short name (foo). If a short name is used, the partition argument will automatically be prepended to the short name.

port_ranges

list / elements=string

A list of port ranges where the range starts with a port number, is followed by a dash (-), and then a second number.

If the first number is greater than the second number, the numbers will be reversed to be properly formatted, for example 90-78 would become 78-90.

ports

list / elements=string

Simple list of port values to add to the list.

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)

state

string

When present, ensures the address list and entries exists.

When absent, ensures the address list 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 simple port list
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    ports:
      - 80
      - 443
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Override the above list of ports with a new list
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    ports:
      - 3389
      - 8080
      - 25
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create port list with series of ranges
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    port_ranges:
      - 25-30
      - 80-500
      - 50-78
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Use multiple types of port arguments
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    port_ranges:
      - 25-30
      - 80-500
      - 50-78
    ports:
      - 8080
      - 443
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove port list
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    state: absent
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create port list from a file with one port per line
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: lot-of-ports
    ports: "{{ lookup('file', 'my-large-port-list.txt').split('\n') }}"
    state: present
    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 of the port list.

Returned: changed

Sample: "My port list"

port_lists

list / elements=string

The new list of port list names applied to the port list.

Returned: changed

Sample: ["/Common/list1", "/Common/list2"]

port_ranges

list / elements=string

The new list of port ranges applied to the port list.

Returned: changed

Sample: ["80-100", "200-8080"]

ports

list / elements=string

The new list of ports applied to the port list.

Returned: changed

Sample: [80, 443]

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)