f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_management_route module – Manage system management routes 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_management_route.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Configures route settings for the management interface of a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

Description of the management route.

gateway

string

Specifies the system forwards packets to the destination through the gateway with the specified IP address.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the management route.

network

string

The subnet and netmask for the route.

To specify the route is the default route for the system, provide the value default.

Only one default entry is allowed.

This parameter cannot be changed after it is set. Therefore, if you do need to change it, you must delete it and create a new route.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: “Common”

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 resource exists.

When absent, ensures the resource is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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 a management route
  bigip_management_route:
    name: tacacs
    description: Route to TACACS
    gateway: 10.10.10.10
    network: 11.11.11.0/24
    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

description

string

The new description of the management route.

Returned: changed

Sample: “Route to TACACS”

gateway

string

The new gateway of the management route.

Returned: changed

Sample: “10.10.10.10”

network

string

The new network to use for the management route.

Returned: changed

Sample: “default”

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)