f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_profile_udp module – Manage UDP profiles on a BIG-IP

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.19.0).

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_profile_udp.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage UDP profiles on a BIG-IP system. There are many UDP profiles, each with their own adjustments to the standard udp profile. Users of this module should be aware that many of the available options have no module default. Instead, the default is assigned by the BIG-IP system itself which, in most cases, is acceptable.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

datagram_load_balancing

boolean

When yes, specifies the system load balances UDP traffic packet-by-packet.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

idle_timeout

string

Specifies the length of time a connection is idle (has no traffic) before the connection is eligible for deletion.

When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the remote device will choose a default value appropriate for the profile, based on its parent profile.

When a number is specified, indicates the number of seconds the UDP connection can remain idle before the system deletes it.

When indefinite, specifies UDP connections can remain idle indefinitely.

When 0 or immediate, specifies you do not want the UDP connection to remain idle, and it is therefore immediately eligible for deletion.

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 udp profile.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: “Common”

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)

state

string

When present, ensures the profile exists.

When absent, ensures the profile is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

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 a TCP profile
  bigip_profile_tcp:
    name: foo
    parent: udp
    idle_timeout: 300
    datagram_load_balancing: no
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key

Description

datagram_load_balancing

boolean

The new datagram load balancing setting of the resource.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

idle_timeout

integer

The new idle timeout of the resource.

Returned: changed

Sample: 100

parent

string

The new parent of the resource.

Returned: changed

Sample: “udp”

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)