f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_gtm_monitor_bigip module – Manages F5 BIG-IP GTM BIG-IP monitors

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_monitor_bigip.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages F5 BIG-IP GTM (now BIG-IP DNS) BIG-IP monitors. This monitor is used by GTM to monitor BIG-IPs themselves.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aggregate_dynamic_ratios

string

Specifies how the system combines the module values to create the proportion (score) for the load balancing operation.

The score represents the module’s estimated capacity for handing traffic.

Averaged values are appropriate for downstream Web Accelerator or Application Security Manager (ASM) virtual servers.

When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not specified, the default of none is used, meaning the system does not use the scores in the load balancing operation.

When none, specifies the monitor ignores the nodes and pool member scores.

When average-nodes, specifies the system averages the dynamic ratios on the nodes associated with the monitor’s target virtual servers and returns that average as the virtual servers’ score.

When sum-nodes, specifies the system adds together the scores of the nodes associated with the monitor’s target virtual servers and uses that value in the load balancing operation.

When average-members, specifies the system averages the dynamic ratios on the pool members associated with the monitor’s target virtual servers and returns that average as the virtual servers’ score.

When sum-members, specifies the system adds together the scores of the pool members associated with the monitor’s target virtual servers and uses that value in the load balancing operation.

Choices:

  • none

  • average-nodes

  • sum-nodes

  • average-members

  • sum-members

ignore_down_response

boolean

Specifies the monitor allows more than one probe attempt per interval.

When yes, specifies the monitor ignores down responses for the duration of the monitor timeout. Once the monitor timeout is reached without the system receiving an up response, the system marks the object down.

When no, specifies the monitor immediately marks an object down when it receives a down response.

When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not provided, the default value will be no.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

interval

integer

Specifies, in seconds, the frequency at which the system issues the monitor check when either the resource is down or the status of the resource is unknown.

When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not provided, the default value will be 30. This value must be less than the timeout value.

ip

string

IP address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value will be ‘*’.

name

string / required

Name of the monitor.

parent

string

The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the bigip parent on the Common partition.

Default: “/Common/bigip”

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: “Common”

port

string

Port address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value will be ‘*’. Note that if specifying an IP address, you must use a value between 1 and 65535.

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 monitor exists.

When absent, ensures the monitor is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

timeout

integer

Specifies the number of seconds the target has in which to respond to the monitor request.

If the target responds within the set time period, it is considered up.

If the target does not respond within the set time period, it is considered down.

When this value is set to 0 (zero), the system uses the interval from the parent monitor.

When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not provided, the default value will be 90.

Notes

Note

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12

  • 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 BIG-IP Monitor
  bigip_gtm_monitor_bigip:
    state: present
    ip: 10.10.10.10
    name: my_monitor
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove BIG-IP Monitor
  bigip_gtm_monitor_bigip:
    state: absent
    name: my_monitor
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add BIG-IP monitor for all addresses, port 514
  bigip_gtm_monitor_bigip:
    port: 514
    name: my_monitor
    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

aggregate_dynamic_ratios

string

The new aggregate of to the monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: “sum-members”

ignore_down_response

boolean

Whether to ignore the down response or not.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

interval

integer

The new interval at which to run the monitor check.

Returned: changed

Sample: 2

ip

string

The new IP of IP/port definition.

Returned: changed

Sample: “10.12.13.14”

parent

string

New parent template of the monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: “bigip”

timeout

integer

The new timeout in which the remote system must respond to the monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: 10

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)