f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_lx_package module – Manages Javascript LX packages on a BIG-IP

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_lx_package.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages Javascript LX packages on a BIG-IP. This module allows you to deploy LX packages to the BIG-IP and manage their lifecycle.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • Requires BIG-IP >= 12.1.0

  • The ‘rpm’ tool installed on the Ansible controller

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

package

path

The LX package that you want to upload or remove. When state is present, and you intend to use this module in a role, we recommend you use the {{ role_path }} variable. An example is provided in the EXAMPLES section.

When state is absent, it is not necessary for the package to exist on the Ansible controller. If the full path to the package is provided, the fileame will specifically be cherry-picked from it to properly remove the package.

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)

retain_package_file

boolean

added in 1.4.0 of f5networks.f5_modules

Specifies whether the install file should be deleted on successful installation of the package.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

state

string

Whether the LX package should exist or not.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

Notes

Note

  • Requires the RPM tool be installed on the host. This can be accomplished in different ways on each platform. On Debian based systems with apt; apt-get install rpm. On Mac with brew; brew install rpm. This command is already present on RedHat based systems.

  • Requires BIG-IP >= 12.1.0, because the required functionality is missing on prior versions.

  • The module name bigip_iapplx_package has been deprecated in favor of bigip_lx_package.

  • 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: Install AS3
  bigip_lx_package:
    package: f5-appsvcs-3.5.0-3.noarch.rpm
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add an LX package stored in a role
  bigip_lx_package:
    package: "{{ roles_path }}/files/MyApp-0.1.0-0001.noarch.rpm'"
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove an LX package
  bigip_lx_package:
    package: MyApp-0.1.0-0001.noarch.rpm
    state: absent
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Install AS3 and don't delete package file
  bigip_lx_package:
    package: f5-appsvcs-3.5.0-3.noarch.rpm
    retain_package_file: yes
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)