f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_qkview – Manage QKviews on the device
This plugin is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.12.0).
You might already have this collection installed if you are using the
It is not included in
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:
New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules
Manages creating and downloading QKviews from a BIG-IP. The qkview utility automatically collects configuration and diagnostic information from BIG-IP systems, and combines the data into a QKView file. F5 Support may request you send or upload this QKview to assist in troubleshooting.
This module does not include the “max time” or “restrict to blade” options.
If you are using this module with either Ansible Tower or Ansible AWX, you should be aware of how these Ansible products execute jobs in restricted environments. More information can be found here https://clouddocs.f5.com/products/orchestration/ansible/devel/usage/module-usage-with-tower.html
Some longer running tasks might cause the REST interface on BIG-IP to time out, to avoid this adjust the timers as per this KB article https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K94602685
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.