f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_message_routing_transport_config module – Manages configuration for an outgoing connection

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.16.0).

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_transport_config.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages configuration for an outgoing connection in BIG-IP message routing.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

The user-defined description of the transport config.

name

string / required

Specifies the name of the transport config to manage.

partition

string

Device partition to create transport-config object on.

Default: “Common”

profiles

list / elements=string

Specifies a list of profiles for the outgoing connection to use to direct and manage traffic.

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)

rules

list / elements=string

The iRules you want run on this transport config. iRules help automate the intercepting, processing, and routing of application traffic.

src_addr_translation

dictionary

Specifies the type of source address translation enabled for the transport config and the pool the source address translation will use.

pool

string

Specifies the name of a LSN or SNAT pool used by the specified transport config.

Name can also be specified in fullPath format: /Common/foobar.

When type is none or automap, the pool parameter will be replaced by none keyword, thus any defined pool parameter will be ignored.

type

string

Specifies the type of source address translation associated with the specified transport config.

When set to snat, the pool parameter needs to contain a name for a valid LSN or SNAT pool.

Choices:

  • snat

  • none

  • automap

src_port

integer

Specifies the source port for the connection being created.

If no value is specified an ephemeral port is chosen for the connection being created.

The acceptable range is between 0 and 65535 inclusive.

state

string

When present, ensures the transport-config object exists.

When absent, ensures the transport-config object is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

type

string

Parameter used to specify the type of transport-config object to manage.

Default setting is generic with more options coming.

Choices:

  • generic ← (default)

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 generic transport config
  bigip_message_routing_transport_config:
    name: foo
    profiles:
      transport: genericmsg
      tcp: tcp-lan-optimized
    description: new_transport
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Modify generic transport config
  bigip_message_routing_transport_config:
    name: foo
    rules:
      - rule_1
      - rule_2
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove generic transport config
  bigip_message_routing_transport_config:
    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”

profiles

list / elements=string

The profiles for the outgoing connection .

Returned: changed

Sample: [“/Common/profile1”, “/Common/profile2”]

rules

list / elements=string

The iRules running on transport config.

Returned: changed

Sample: [“/Common/rule1”, “/Common/rule2”]

source_port

integer

The source port for the connection being created.

Returned: changed

Sample: 10041

src_addr_translation

complex

The type of source address translation enabled for the transport config.

Returned: changed

Sample: “hash/dictionary of values”

pool

string

The name of a LSN or SNAT pool used by the specified transport config.

Returned: changed

Sample: “/Common/pool1”

type

string

the type of source address translation associated with the specified transport config.

Returned: changed

Sample: “automap”

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)