f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_partition module – Manage BIG-IP partitions

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_partition.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage partitions on the BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

The description to attach to the partition.

name

string / required

Name of the partition.

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)

route_domain

integer

The default Route Domain to assign to the partition. If no route domain is specified, the default route domain for the system (typically zero) will be used only when creating a new partition.

state

string

Whether the partition should exist or not.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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 partition "foo" using the default route domain
  bigip_partition:
    name: foo
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create partition "bar" using a custom route domain
  bigip_partition:
    name: bar
    route_domain: 3
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Change route domain of partition "foo"
  bigip_partition:
    name: foo
    route_domain: 8
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set a description for partition "foo"
  bigip_partition:
    name: foo
    description: Tenant CompanyA
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete the "foo" partition
  bigip_partition:
    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 description of the partition.

Returned: changed and success

Sample: “Example partition”

route_domain

integer

Name of the route domain associated with the partition.

Returned: changed and success

Sample: 0

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)