f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_iapp_service module – Manages TCL iApp services on a BIG-IP

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_iapp_service.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages TCL iApp services on a BIG-IP.

  • The API the system uses to communicate with on the BIG-IP is /mgmt/tm/sys/application/service/.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

Description of the iApp service.

If this option is specified in the Ansible task, it takes precedence over any similar setting in the iApp Service payload that you provide in the parameters field.

device_group

string

The device group for the iApp service.

If this option is specified in the Ansible task, it takes precedence over any similar setting in the iApp Service payload that you provide in the parameters field.

force

boolean

Forces the updating of an iApp service, even if the parameters to the service have not changed. This option is of particular importance if the iApp template that underlies the service has been updated in-place. This option is equivalent to re-configuring the iApp if that template has changed.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

metadata

list / elements=any

Metadata associated with the iApp service.

If this option is specified in the Ansible task, it takes precedence over any similar setting in the iApp Service payload that you provide in the parameters field.

name

string / required

The name of the iApp service you want to deploy.

parameters

dictionary

A hash of all the required template variables for the iApp template. If your parameters are stored in a file (the more common scenario) we recommend you use either the file or template lookups to supply the expected parameters.

These parameters typically consist of the lists, tables, and variables fields.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: "Common"

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 iApp service is created and running. When absent, ensures the iApp service has been removed.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

strict_updates

boolean

Indicates whether the application service is tied to the template, so when the template is updated, the application service changes to reflect the updates.

When yes, disallows any updates to the resources that the iApp service has created, if they are not updated directly through the iApp.

When no, allows updates outside of the iApp.

If this option is specified in the Ansible task, it takes precedence over any similar setting in the iApp Service payload that you provide in the parameters field.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

template

string

The iApp template from which to instantiate a new service. This template must exist on your BIG-IP before you can successfully create a service.

When creating a new service, this parameter is required.

traffic_group

string

The traffic group for the iApp service. When creating a new service, if this value is not specified, the default of /Common/traffic-group-1 is used.

If this option is specified in the Ansible task, it takes precedence over any similar setting in the iApp Service payload that you provide in the parameters field.

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 HTTP iApp service from iApp template
  bigip_iapp_service:
    name: foo-service
    template: f5.http
    parameters: "{{ lookup('file', 'f5.http.parameters.json') }}"
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Upgrade foo-service to v1.2.0rc4 of the f5.http template
  bigip_iapp_service:
    name: foo-service
    template: f5.http.v1.2.0rc4
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Configure a service using parameters in YAML
  bigip_iapp_service:
    name: tests
    template: web_frontends
    state: present
    parameters:
      variables:
        - name: var__vs_address
          value: 1.1.1.1
        - name: pm__apache_servers_for_http
          value: 2.2.2.1:80
        - name: pm__apache_servers_for_https
          value: 2.2.2.2:80
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Re-configure a service whose underlying iApp was updated in place
  bigip_iapp_service:
    name: tests
    template: web_frontends
    force: yes
    state: present
    parameters:
      variables:
        - name: var__vs_address
          value: 1.1.1.1
        - name: pm__apache_servers_for_http
          value: 2.2.2.1:80
        - name: pm__apache_servers_for_https
          value: 2.2.2.2:80
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Try to remove the iApp template before the associated Service is removed
  bigip_iapp_template:
    name: web_frontends
    state: absent
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  register: result
  failed_when:
    - result is not success
    - "'referenced by one or more applications' not in result.msg"

- name: Configure a service using more complicated parameters
  bigip_iapp_service:
    name: tests
    template: web_frontends
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
    parameters:
      variables:
        - name: var__vs_address
          value: 1.1.1.1
        - name: pm__apache_servers_for_http
          value: 2.2.2.1:80
        - name: pm__apache_servers_for_https
          value: 2.2.2.2:80
      lists:
        - name: irules__irules
          value:
            - foo
            - bar
      tables:
        - name: basic__snatpool_members
        - name: net__snatpool_members
        - name: optimizations__hosts
        - name: pool__hosts
          columnNames:
            - name
          rows:
            - row:
                - internal.company.bar
        - name: pool__members
          columnNames:
            - addr
            - port
            - connection_limit
          rows:
            - row:
                - "none"
                - 80
                - 0
        - name: server_pools__servers
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Override metadata that may or may not exist in parameters
  bigip_iapp_service:
    name: foo-service
    template: f5.http
    parameters: "{{ lookup('file', 'f5.http.parameters.json') }}"
    metadata:
      - persist: yes
        name: data 1
      - persist: yes
        name: data 2
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)