f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_profile_http2 – Manage HTTP2 profiles on a BIG-IP

Note

This plugin is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install f5networks.f5_modules.

To use it in a playbook, specify: f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_profile_http2.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage HTTP2 profiles on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
activation_modes
list / elements=string
    Choices:
  • alpn
  • always
Specifies what will cause an incoming connection to be handled as a HTTP/2 connection.
The alpn and always are mutually exclusive.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
description
string
Description of the profile.
enforce_tls_requirements
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the system requires TLS for communications between specified senders and recipients.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
frame_size
integer
Specifies the size of data frames, in bytes, that HTTP/2 sends to the client.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
The valid value range in bytes is 1024 - 16384.
header_table_size
integer
Specifies the size of the header table, in bytes.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
The valid value range in bytes is 0 - 65535.
idle_timeout
integer
Specifies the number of seconds that an HTTP/2 connection is idly left open before being shut down.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
insert_header
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether an HTTP header indicating the use of HTTP/2 should be inserted into the request that goes to the server.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
insert_header_name
string
Specifies the name of the HTTP header controlled by insert_header parameter.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the profile.
parent
string
Specifies the profile from which this profile inherits settings.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is the system-supplied http2 profile.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
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.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
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
    Choices:
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
receive_window
integer
Specifies the way that the HTTP/2 profile performs flow control.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
The valid value range in kilobytes is 16 - 128.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the profile exists.
When absent, ensures the profile is removed.
streams
integer
Specifies the number of outstanding concurrent requests that are allowed on a single HTTP/2 connection.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
The valid value range is 1 - 256.
write_size
integer
Specifies the total size of combined data frames, in bytes, that HTTP/2 sends in a single write.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
The valid value range in bytes is 2048 - 32768.

Notes

Note

  • 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 HTTP2 profile
  bigip_profile_http2:
    name: my_profile
    insert_header: yes
    insert_header_name: FOO
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove HTTP profile
  bigip_profile_http2:
    name: my_profile
    state: absent
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add HTTP profile set activation modes
  bigip_profile_http:
    name: my_profile
    activation_modes:
      - always
    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 Returned Description
activation_modes
list / elements=string
changed
Specifies HTTP/2 connection handling modes

Sample:
['always']
description
string
changed
Description of the profile.

Sample:
My profile
enforce_tls_requirements
boolean
changed
pecifies whether the system requires TLS for communications.

Sample:
True
frame_size
integer
changed
The size of the data frames

Sample:
30
insert_header_name
string
changed
Specifies the name of the HTTP2 header

Sample:
X-HTTP2
streams
integer
changed
The number of outstanding concurrent requests allowed on a single HTTP/2 connection

Sample:
30


Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)