f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_monitor_https module – Manages F5 BIG-IP LTM HTTPS monitors

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_monitor_https.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages F5 BIG-IP LTM HTTPS monitors.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

cipher_list

string

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.3.0

Specifies the list of ciphers for this monitor.

The items in the cipher list are separated with a colon :.

description

string

The description of the monitor.

interval

integer

The interval specifying how frequently the monitor instance of this template runs. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value is 5. This value must be less than the timeout value.

ip

string

IP address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value is ‘*’.

name

string / required

Monitor name.

parent

string

The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the https parent on the Common partition.

Default: "/Common/https"

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: "Common"

port

string

Port address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value is ‘*’. If specifying an IP address, you must specify a value between 1 and 65535.

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)

receive

string

The Receive string for the monitor call.

receive_disable

string

This setting works like receive, except the system marks the node or pool member disabled when its response matches the receive_disable string but not receive. To use this setting, you must specify both receive_disable and receive.

reverse

boolean

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.12.0

Specifies whether the monitor operates in reverse mode.

When the monitor is in reverse mode, a successful receive string match marks the monitored object down instead of up. You can use the this mode only if you configure the receive option.

This parameter is not compatible with the time_until_up parameter. If time_until_up is specified, it must be 0. Or, if it already exists, it must be 0.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

send

string

The Send string for the monitor call. When creating a new monitor, if this value is not provided, the default GET /\\r\\n is used.

ssl_profile

string

Specifies the SSL profile to use for the HTTPS monitor.

Defining SSL profiles enables refined customization of the SSL attributes for an HTTPS monitor.

This parameter is only supported on BIG-IP versions 13.x and later.

state

string

When present, ensures the monitor exists.

When absent, ensures the monitor is removed.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

target_password

string

Specifies the password, if the monitored target requires authentication.

target_username

string

Specifies the user name, if the monitored target requires authentication.

time_until_up

integer

Specifies the amount of time in seconds after the first successful response before a node is marked up. A value of 0 causes a node to be marked up immediately after a valid response is received from the node. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value is 0.

timeout

integer

The number of seconds in which the node or service must respond to the monitor request. If the target responds within the set time period, it is considered up. If the target does not respond within the set time period, it is considered down. You can change this to any number, however, it should be 3 times the interval number of seconds plus 1 second. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value is 16.

up_interval

integer

Specifies the interval for the system to use to perform the health check when a resource is up.

When 0, specifies the system uses the interval specified in interval to check the health of the resource.

When any other number, enables you to specify a different interval when checking the health of a resource that is up.

Notes

Note

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12

  • 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 HTTPS Monitor
  bigip_monitor_https:
    name: my_http_monitor
    state: present
    ip: 10.10.10.10
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove HTTPS Monitor
  bigip_monitor_https:
    name: my_http_monitor
    state: absent
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

cipher_list

string

The new value for the cipher list.

Returned: changed

Sample: "+3DES:+kEDH"

description

string

The description of the monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: "Important Monitor"

interval

integer

The new interval at which to run the monitor check.

Returned: changed

Sample: 2

ip

string

The new IP of IP/port definition.

Returned: changed

Sample: "10.12.13.14"

parent

string

New parent template of the monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: "https"

reverse

boolean

Whether the monitor operates in reverse mode.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

time_until_up

integer

The new time in which to mark a system as up after first successful response.

Returned: changed

Sample: 2

timeout

integer

The new timeout in which the remote system must respond to the monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: 10

up_interval

integer

Interval for the system to use to perform the health check when a resource is up.

Returned: changed

Sample: 0

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)