f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_gtm_global module – Manages global GTM settings

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_gtm_global.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages global BIG-IP GTM (now BIG-IP DNS) settings. These settings include general, load balancing, and metrics related settings.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

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)

synchronization

boolean

Specifies whether this system is a member of a synchronization group.

When you enable synchronization, the system periodically queries other systems in the synchronization group to obtain and distribute configuration and metrics collection updates.

The synchronization group may contain systems configured as Global Traffic Manager (DNS) and Link Controller systems.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

synchronization_group_name

string

Specifies the name of the synchronization group to which the system belongs.

synchronize_zone_files

boolean

Specifies the system synchronizes Domain Name System (DNS) zone files among the synchronization group members.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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: Configure synchronization settings
  bigip_gtm_global:
    synchronization: yes
    synchronization_group_name: my-group
    synchronize_zone_files: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

synchronization

boolean

The synchronization setting on the system.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

synchronization_group_name

string

The synchronization group name.

Returned: changed

Sample: “my-group”

synchronize_zone_files

string

Whether or not the system will synchronize zone files.

Returned: changed

Sample: “my-group”

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)