f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_message_routing_router module – Manages router profiles for message-routing protocols

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_message_routing_router.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages router profiles for message-routing protocols.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

The user-defined description of the router profile.

ignore_client_port

boolean

When yes, the remote port on clientside connections (connections where the peer connected to the BIG-IP) is ignored when searching for an existing connection.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

inherited_traffic_group

boolean

When set to yes, the traffic_group will be inherited from the containing folder. When not specified the system sets this to no when creating new router profile.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

max_pending_bytes

integer

The maximum number of bytes worth of pending messages that will be held while waiting for a connection to a peer to be created. Once reached, any additional messages to the peer will be flagged as undeliverable and returned to the originator.

The accepted range is between 0 and 4294967295 inclusive.

max_pending_messages

integer

The maximum number of pending messages that will be held while waiting for a connection to a peer to be created. Once reached, any additional messages to the peer will be flagged as undeliverable and returned to the originator.

The accepted range is between 0 and 65535 inclusive.

max_retries

integer

Sets the maximum number of time a message may be resubmitted for rerouting by the MR::retry iRule command.

The accepted range is between 0 and 4294967295 inclusive.

mirror

boolean

Enables or disables state mirroring. State mirroring can be used to maintain the same state information in the standby unit that is in the active unit.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

mirrored_msg_sweeper_interval

integer

Specifies the maximum time in milliseconds that a message will be held on the standby device as it waits for the active device to route the message.

Messages on the standby device held for longer than the configurable sweeper interval, will be dropped.

The acceptable range is between 0 and 4294967295 inclusive.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the router profile.

parent

string

The parent template of this router profile. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed.

The default values are set by the system if not specified and they correspond to the router type created, for example, /Common/messagerouter for generic type and so on.

partition

string

Device partition to create router profile 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)

routes

list / elements=string

Specifies a list of static routes for the router instance to use.

The route must be on the same partition as router profile.

state

string

When present, ensures the router profile exists.

When absent, ensures the router profile is removed.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

traffic_group

string

Specifies the traffic-group of the router profile.

Setting the traffic_group to an empty string value "" will cause the device to inherit from containing folder, which means the value of inherited_traffic_group on device will be yes.

type

string

Parameter used to specify the type of the router profile to manage.

Default setting is generic with more options coming.

Choices:

  • "generic" ← (default)

use_local_connection

boolean

If yes, the router will route a message to an existing connection on the same TMM as the message was received.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

Notes

Note

  • Requires BIG-IP >= 14.0.0

  • 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 generic router profile
  bigip_message_routing_router:
    name: foo
    max_retries: 10
    ignore_client_port: yes
    routes:
      - /Common/route1
      - /Common/route2
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Modify a generic router profile
  bigip_message_routing_router:
    name: foo
    ignore_client_port: no
    mirror: yes
    mirrored_msg_sweeper_interval: 4000
    traffic_group: /Common/traffic-group-2
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a generic router profile
  bigip_message_routing_router:
    name: foo
    state: absent
    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

description

string

The user-defined description of the router profile.

Returned: changed

Sample: "My description"

ignore_client_port

boolean

Enables ignoring of the remote port on clientside connections when searching for an existing connection.

Returned: changed

Sample: false

inherited_traffic_group

boolean

Specifies if a traffic-group should be inherited from containing folder.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

max_pending_bytes

integer

The maximum number of bytes worth of pending messages that will be held.

Returned: changed

Sample: 10000

max_pending_messages

integer

The maximum number of pending messages that will be held.

Returned: changed

Sample: 64

max_retries

integer

The maximum number of time a message may be resubmitted for rerouting.

Returned: changed

Sample: 10

mirror

boolean

Enables or disables state mirroring.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

mirrored_msg_sweeper_interval

integer

The maximum time in milliseconds that a message will be held on the standby device.

Returned: changed

Sample: 2000

parent

string

The parent template of this router profile.

Returned: changed

Sample: "/Common/messagerouter"

routes

list / elements=string

The list of static routes for the router instance to use.

Returned: changed

Sample: ["/Common/route1", "/Common/route2"]

traffic_group

string

The traffic-group of the router profile.

Returned: changed

Sample: "/Common/traffic-group-1"

use_local_connection

boolean

Enables routing of messages to an existing connection on the same TMM as the message was received.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)