f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_snmp_community module – Manages SNMP communities on a BIG-IP.

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_snmp_community.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Assists in managing Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) communities on a BIG-IP system. Different SNMP versions are supported by this module. Note the different parameters offered by this module, as different parameters work for different versions of SNMP. This is important if you are mixing versions v2c and 3.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access

string

Specifies the user’s access level to the MIB.

When creating a new community, if this parameter is not specified, the default is ro.

When ro, specifies the user can view the MIB, but cannot modify the MIB.

When rw, specifies the user can view and modify the MIB.

Choices:

  • ro

  • rw

  • read-only

  • read-write

community

string

Specifies the community string (password) for access to the MIB.

This parameter is only relevant when version is v1 or v2c. If version is something else, this parameter is ignored.

ip_version

string

Specifies whether the record applies to IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.

When creating a new community, if this value is not specified, the default is 4.

This parameter is only relevant when version is v1 or v2c. If version is something else, this parameter is ignored.

Choices:

  • 4

  • 6

name

string

Name that identifies the SNMP community.

When version is v1 or v2c, this parameter is required.

The name public is a reserved name on the BIG-IP. This module handles that name differently than others. Functionally, you should not see a difference.

oid

string

Specifies the object identifier (OID) for the record.

When version is v3, this parameter is required.

When version is either v1 or v2c, if this value is specified, then source must not be set to all.

partition

string

Device partition to manage resources on.

Default: “Common”

port

integer

Specifies the port for the trap destination.

This parameter is only relevant when version is v1 or v2c. If version is something else, this parameter is ignored.

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)

snmp_auth_password

string

Specifies the password for the user.

When creating a new SNMP v3 community, this parameter is required.

This value must be at least 8 characters long.

snmp_auth_protocol

string

Specifies the authentication method for the user.

When md5, specifies the system uses the MD5 algorithm to authenticate the user.

When sha, specifies the secure hash algorithm (SHA) to authenticate the user.

When none, specifies the user does not require authentication.

When creating a new SNMP v3 community, if this parameter is not specified, the default is sha.

Choices:

  • md5

  • sha

  • none

snmp_privacy_password

string

Specifies the password for the user.

When creating a new SNMP v3 community, this parameter is required.

This value must be at least 8 characters long.

snmp_privacy_protocol

string

Specifies the encryption protocol.

When aes, specifies the system encrypts the user information using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).

When des, specifies the system encrypts the user information using DES (Data Encryption Standard).

When none, specifies the system does not encrypt the user information.

When creating a new SNMP v3 community, if this parameter is not specified, the default is aes.

Choices:

  • aes

  • des

  • none

snmp_username

string

Specifies the name of the user for whom you want to grant access to the SNMP v3 MIB.

This parameter is only relevant when version is v3. If version is something else, this parameter is ignored.

When creating a new SNMP v3 community, this parameter is required.

This parameter cannot be changed once it has been set.

source

string

Specifies the source address for access to the MIB.

This parameter can accept a value of all.

If this parameter is not specified, the value is all.

This parameter is only relevant when version is v1 or v2c. If version is something else, this parameter is ignored.

If source is set to all, it is not possible to specify an oid. This will raise an error.

You should provide this parameter when state is absent, so the correct community is removed. To remove the public SNMP community that comes with a BIG-IP, this parameter should be default.

state

string

When present, ensures the address list and entries exists.

When absent, ensures the address list is removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

update_password

string

always allows users to update passwords. on_create only sets the password for newly created resources.

Choices:

  • always ← (default)

  • on_create

version

string

Specifies to which SNMP version the trap destination applies.

Choices:

  • v1

  • v2c ← (default)

  • v3

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 an SMNP v2c read-only community
  bigip_snmp_community:
    name: foo
    version: v2c
    source: all
    oid: .1
    access: ro
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create an SMNP v3 read-write community
  bigip_snmp_community:
    name: foo
    version: v3
    snmp_username: foo
    snmp_auth_protocol: sha
    snmp_auth_password: secret
    snmp_privacy_protocol: aes
    snmp_privacy_password: secret
    oid: .1
    access: rw
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove the default 'public' SNMP community
  bigip_snmp_community:
    name: public
    source: default
    state: absent
    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

access

string

The new access level for the MIB.

Returned: changed

Sample: “ro”

community

string

The new community value.

Returned: changed

Sample: “community1”

ip_version

string

The new IP version value.

Returned: changed

Sample: 0.1

oid

string

The new OID value.

Returned: changed

Sample: 0.1

snmp_auth_password

string

The new password of the given snmp_username.

Returned: changed

Sample: “secret1”

snmp_auth_protocol

string

The new SNMP auth protocol.

Returned: changed

Sample: “sha”

snmp_privacy_password

string

The new password of the given snmp_username.

Returned: changed

Sample: “secret2”

snmp_privacy_protocol

string

The new SNMP privacy protocol.

Returned: changed

Sample: “aes”

snmp_username

string

The new SNMP username.

Returned: changed

Sample: “user1”

source

string

The new source address to access the MIB.

Returned: changed

Sample: “1.1.1.1”

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)