f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_monitor_tcp module – Manages F5 BIG-IP LTM TCP monitors

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_monitor_tcp.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages F5 BIG-IP LTM TCP monitors via iControl REST API.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

The description of the monitor.

interval

integer

The interval specifying how frequently the monitor instance of this template will run. 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

aliases: alias_address

string

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

If this value is an IP address, and the type is tcp (the default), then a port number must be specified.

In BIG IP Management UI, this field is Alias Address.

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 tcp parent on the Common partition.

Default: “/Common/tcp”

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: “Common”

port

aliases: alias_service_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.

This argument is not supported for TCP Echo types.

In BIG IP Management UI, this field is Alias Service Port.

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)

receive

string

The Receive string for the monitor call.

receive_disable

string

The Receive Disable string for the monitor call. 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.

send

string

The Send string for the monitor call.

state

string

When present, ensures the monitor exists.

When absent, ensures the monitor is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

time_until_up

integer

Specifies the amount of time in seconds after the first successful response before a node will be 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, 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 number to any number you want, 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.

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 TCP Monitor
  bigip_monitor_tcp:
    state: present
    name: my_tcp_monitor
    send: tcp string to send
    receive: tcp string to receive
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove TCP Monitor
  bigip_monitor_tcp:
    state: absent
    name: my_tcp_monitor
    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

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: “tcp”

port

string

The new port of IP/port definition.

Returned: changed

Sample:admin@root.local

receive

string

The new Receive string for this monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: “tcp string to receive”

receive_disable

string

The new Receive Disable string for this monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: “tcp string to receive”

send

string

The new Send string for this monitor.

Returned: changed

Sample: “tcp string to send”

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

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)