f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_interface module – Module to manage BIG-IP physical interfaces.

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_interface.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Module to manage BIG-IP physical interfaces.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

bundle

string

Enables or disables bundle capability.

This option is only supported on select hardware platforms and interfaces.

Attempting to enable this option on a VE or any other unsupported platform/interface will result in module run failure.

Choices:

  • "enabled"

  • "disabled"

  • "not-supported"

bundle_speed

string

Sets the bundle speed, which is applicable only when the bundle is yes.

This option is only supported on selected hardware platforms and interfaces.

Attempting to enable this option on a VE or any other unsupported platform/interface will result in module run failure.

Choices:

  • "100G"

  • "40G"

  • "not-supported"

description

string

User defined description.

enabled

boolean

Specifies the current status of the interface.

When yes, enables the interface to pass traffic.

When no, disables the interface from passing traffic.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

flow_control

string

Specifies how the system controls the sending of PAUSE frames.

When tx-rx, the interface honors pause frames from its partner, and also generates pause frames when necessary.

When tx, the interface ignores pause frames from its partner, and generates pause frames when necessary.

When rx, the interface honors pause frames from its partner, but does not generate pause frames.

When (none), the flow control is disabled on the interface.

Choices:

  • "none"

  • "rx"

  • "tx"

  • "tx-rx"

force_gigabit_fiber

boolean

Enables or disables forcing of gigabit fiber media.

When yes for a gigabit fiber interface, the media setting will be forced, and no auto-negotiation will be performed.

When no auto-negotiation will be performed with just a single gigabit fiber option advertised.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

forward_error_correction

string

Enables or disables IEEE 802.3bm Clause 91 Reed-Solomon Forward Error Correction on 100G interfaces. Not valid for LR4 media.

This option is only supported on selected hardware platforms and interfaces.

Attempting to enable this option on a VE or any other unsupported platform/interface will result in module run failure.

Choices:

  • "enabled"

  • "disabled"

  • "not-supported"

  • "auto"

lldp_admin

string

Specifies LLDP settings on an interface level.

When disabled, the interface neither transmits (sends) LLDP messages to nor receives LLDP messages from neighboring devices.

When txonly, the interface transmits LLDP messages to neighbor devices, but does not receive LLDP messages from neighbor devices.

When rxonly, the interface receives LLDP messages from neighbor devices, but does not transmit LLDP messages to neighbor devices.

When txrx, the interface transmits LLDP messages to and receives LLDP messages from neighboring devices.

Choices:

  • "disable"

  • "rxonly"

  • "txonly"

  • "txrx"

lldp_tlvmap

integer

Specifies the content of an LLDP message being sent or received.

Each LLDP attribute specified with this setting is optional and is in the form of Type, Length, Value (TLV).

The three mandatory TLVs not taken into account when calculating this value are: Chassis ID, Port ID, and TTL.

The optional attributes that are available have a specific TLV numeric value mapped to them.

The Port Description attribute has a TLV value of 8.

The System Name attribute has a TLV value of 16.

The System Description attribute has a TLV value of 32.

The System Capabilities attribute has a TLV value of 64.

The Management Address attribute has a TLV value of 128.

The Port VLAN ID attribute has a TLV value of 256.

The VLAN Name attribute has a TLV value of 512.

The Port and Protocol VLAN ID attribute has a TLV value of 1024.

The Protocol Identity attribute has a TLV value of 2048.

The MAC/PHY Config Status attribute has a TLV value of 4096.

The Link Aggregation attribute has a TLV value of 8192.

The Max Frame Size attribute has a TLV value of 32768.

The Product Model attribute has a TLV value of 65536.

The lldp_tlvmap is a numeric value that is a sum of all TLV values of selected attributes.

Setting lldp_tlvmap to 0 will remove all attributes from the interface.

Setting lldp_tlvmap to 114680 will add all attributes to the interface.

media_fixed

string

Specifies the settings for a fixed (non-pluggable) interface.

Use this option only with a combo port to specify the media type for the fixed interface, when it is not the preferred port.

Choices:

  • "100000-FD"

  • "100000LR4-FD"

  • "10000LR-FD"

  • "10000T-FD"

  • "1000SX-FD"

  • "100TX-FD"

  • "10T-HD"

  • "20000-FD"

  • "40000LR4-FD"

  • "100000AR4-FD"

  • "100000SR4-FD"

  • "10000SFPCU-FD"

  • "1000CX-FD"

  • "1000T-FD"

  • "100TX-HD"

  • "12000-FD"

  • "21000-FD"

  • "40000SR4-FD"

  • "100000CR4-FD"

  • "10000ER-FD"

  • "10000SR-FD"

  • "1000LX-FD"

  • "1000T-HD"

  • "10T-FD"

  • "16000-FD"

  • "40000-FD"

  • "42000-FD"

  • "auto"

  • "no-phy"

media_sfp

string

Specifies the settings for an SFP (pluggable) interface.

Use this option only with a combo port to specify the media type for the SFP interface, when it is not the preferred port.

Choices:

  • "100000-FD"

  • "100000LR4-FD"

  • "10000LR-FD"

  • "10000T-FD"

  • "1000SX-FD"

  • "100TX-FD"

  • "10T-HD"

  • "20000-FD"

  • "40000LR4-FD"

  • "100000AR4-FD"

  • "100000SR4-FD"

  • "10000SFPCU-FD"

  • "1000CX-FD"

  • "1000T-FD"

  • "100TX-HD"

  • "12000-FD"

  • "21000-FD"

  • "40000SR4-FD"

  • "100000CR4-FD"

  • "10000ER-FD"

  • "10000SR-FD"

  • "1000LX-FD"

  • "1000T-HD"

  • "10T-FD"

  • "16000-FD"

  • "40000-FD"

  • "42000-FD"

  • "auto"

  • "no-phy"

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the interface to manage.

port_fwd_mode

string

Specifies the operation mode.

Choices:

  • "l3"

  • "passive"

  • "virtual-wire"

prefer_port

string

Indicates which side of a combo port the interface uses, if both sides have the potential for an external link.

The default value for a combo port is sfp. Do not use this option for non-combo ports.

Choices:

  • "sfp"

  • "fixed"

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)

sflow

dictionary

Specifies sFlow settings for the interface.

poll_interval

integer

Specifies the maximum interval between two pollings, in seconds.

For this setting to take effect, poll_interval_global must be set to no.

The valid range is 0 - 4294967295.

poll_interval_global

boolean

Specifies whether the global interface poll_interval setting overrides the object-level poll_interval setting.

When yes the poll_interval setting does not take effect.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

stp

boolean

Enables or disables STP.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

stp_auto_edge_port

boolean

Sets STP automatic edge port detection for the interface.

When yes, the system monitors the interface for incoming STP, RSTP, or MSTP packets. If no such packets are received for a sufficient period of time (about three seconds), the interface is automatically given edge port status.

When no, the system never gives the interface edge port status automatically. Any STP setting set on a per-interface basis applies to all spanning tree instances.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

stp_edge_port

boolean

Specifies whether the interface connects to an end station instead of another spanning tree bridge.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

string

Specifies the STP link type for the interface.

Choices:

  • "auto"

  • "p2p"

  • "shared"

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: Update Interface Settings
  bigip_interface:
    name: 1.1
    stp: yes
    stp_auto_edge_port: no
    stp_edge_port: yes
    stp_link_type: shared
    description: my description
    flow_control: tx
    lldp_admin: txrx
    lldp_tlvmap: 8
    force_gigabit_fiber: no
    sflow:
      - poll_interval: 10
      - poll_interval_global: no
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Disable Interface
  bigip_interface:
    name: 1.1
    enabled: no
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Change sflow interface settings
  bigip_interface:
    name: 1.1
    sflow:
      - poll_interval: 0
      - poll_interval_global: yes
    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

bundle

string

Enables or disables bundle capability.

Returned: changed

Sample: "not-supported"

bundle_speed

string

The bundle speed.

Returned: changed

Sample: "100G"

description

string

User defined description.

Returned: changed

Sample: "my description"

enabled

boolean

The current status of the interface.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

flow_control

string

Specifies how the system controls the sending of PAUSE frames.

Returned: changed

Sample: "tx"

force_gigabit_fiber

boolean

Enables or disables forcing of gigabit fiber media.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

forward_error_correction

string

Enables or disables Forward Error Correction.

Returned: changed

Sample: "auto"

lldp_admin

string

The LLDP settings on an interface level.

Returned: changed

Sample: "txrx"

lldp_tlvmap

integer

The content of an LLDP message being sent or received.

Returned: changed

Sample: 136

media_fixed

string

The settings for a fixed interface.

Returned: changed

Sample: "100000-FD"

media_sfp

string

The settings for a SFP interface.

Returned: changed

Sample: "100000-FD"

port_fwd_mode

string

The operation mode.

Returned: changed

Sample: "passive"

prefer_port

string

The side of a combo port the interface uses.

Returned: changed

Sample: "fixed"

sflow

complex

Specifies sFlow settings for the interface.

Returned: changed

Sample: "hash/dictionary of values"

poll_interval

integer

The maximum interval in seconds between two pollings.

Returned: changed

Sample: 128

poll_interval_global

boolean

The global sFlow settings override.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

stp

boolean

Enables or disables STP.

Returned: changed

Sample: false

stp_auto_edge_port

boolean

Sets STP automatic edge port detection for the interface.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

stp_edge_port

boolean

Specifies whether the interface connects to an end station instead of another spanning tree bridge.

Returned: changed

Sample: false

string

The STP link type for the interface.

Returned: changed

Sample: "shared"

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)