f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_remote_syslog module – Manipulate remote syslog settings on a BIG-IP

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.20.0).

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_remote_syslog.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manipulate remote syslog settings on a BIG-IP system.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

local_ip

string

Specifies the local IP address of the system that is logging. To provide no local IP, specify the value none.

When creating a remote syslog, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is none.

name

string

Specifies the name of the syslog object.

This option is required when multiple remote_hosts with the same IP or hostname are present on the device.

If name is not provided, remote_host is used by default.

provider

dictionary

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

remote_host

string / required

Specifies the IP address or hostname for the remote system, to which the system sends log messages.

remote_port

string

Specifies the port the system uses to send messages to the remote logging server.

When creating a remote syslog, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is 514.

state

string

When present, guarantees the remote syslog exists with the provided attributes.

When absent, removes the remote syslog from the system.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

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: Add a remote syslog server to log to
  bigip_remote_syslog:
    remote_host: 10.10.10.10
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add a remote syslog server on a non-standard port to log to
  bigip_remote_syslog:
    remote_host: 10.10.10.10
    remote_port: 1234
    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

local_ip

string

The new local IP of the remote syslog server.

Returned: changed

Sample: "10.10.10.10"

remote_port

integer

New remote port of the remote syslog server.

Returned: changed

Sample: 514

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)