f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_selfip module – Manage Self-IPs on a BIG-IP system

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_selfip.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manage Self-IP addresses on a BIG-IP system.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

address

string

The IP addresses for the new self IP. This value is ignored upon update as addresses themselves cannot be changed after they are created.

This value is required when creating new self IPs.

allow_service

list / elements=string

Configure port lockdown for the self IP. By default, the self IP has a “default deny” policy. This can be changed to allow TCP and UDP ports, as well as specific protocols. This list should contain protocol:port values.

description

string

Description of the traffic selector.

fw_enforced_policy

string

added in 1.1.0 of f5networks.f5_modules

Specifies an AFM policy to attach to Self IP.

name

string / required

The name of the self IP to create.

If this parameter is not specified, it defaults to the value supplied in the address parameter.

netmask

string

The netmask for the self IP. When creating a new self IP, this value is required.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on. You can set different partitions for self IPs, but the address used may not match any other address used by a self IP. Thus, self IPs are not isolated by partitions as other resources on a BIG-IP are.

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)

route_domain

integer

The route domain id of the system. When creating a new self IP, if this value is not specified, the default value is 0.

This value cannot be changed after it is set.

state

string

When present, guarantees the self IP exists with the provided attributes.

When absent, removes the self IP from the system.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

traffic_group

string

The traffic group for the self IP addresses in an active-active, redundant load balancer configuration. When creating a new self IP, if this value is not specified, the default is /Common/traffic-group-local-only.

vlan

string

The VLAN for the new self IPs. When creating a new self IP, this value is required.

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 Self IP
  bigip_selfip:
    address: 10.10.10.10
    name: self1
    netmask: 255.255.255.0
    vlan: vlan1
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create Self IP with a Route Domain
  bigip_selfip:
    name: self1
    address: 10.10.10.10
    netmask: 255.255.255.0
    vlan: vlan1
    route_domain: 10
    allow_service: default
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Delete Self IP
  bigip_selfip:
    name: self1
    state: absent
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Allow management web UI to be accessed on this Self IP
  bigip_selfip:
    name: self1
    state: absent
    allow_service:
      - tcp:443
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Allow HTTPS and SSH access to this Self IP
  bigip_selfip:
    name: self1
    state: absent
    allow_service:
      - tcp:443
      - tcp:22
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Allow all services access to this Self IP
  bigip_selfip:
    name: self1
    state: absent
    allow_service:
      - all
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Allow only GRE and IGMP protocols access to this Self IP
  bigip_selfip:
    name: self1
    state: absent
    allow_service:
      - gre:0
      - igmp:0
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Allow all TCP, but no other protocols access to this Self IP
  bigip_selfip:
    name: self1
    state: absent
    allow_service:
      - tcp:0
    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

address

string

The address for the self IP.

Returned: changed

Sample: “192.0.2.10”

allow_service

list / elements=string

Services that are allowed via this self IP.

Returned: changed

Sample: [“igmp:0”, “tcp:22”, “udp:53”]

fw_enforced_policy

string

Specifies an AFM policy to be attached to the self IP.

Returned: changed

Sample: “/Common/afm-blocking-policy”

name

string

The name of the self IP.

Returned: created

Sample: “self1”

netmask

string

The netmask of the self IP.

Returned: changed

Sample: “255.255.255.0”

traffic_group

string

The traffic group of which the self IP is a member.

Returned: changed

Sample: “traffic-group-local-only”

vlan

string

The VLAN set on the self IP.

Returned: changed

Sample: “vlan1”

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)