f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_software_image module – Manage software images 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_software_image.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Manages software images on a BIG-IP. These images may include both base images and hotfix images.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

force

boolean

When yes, uploads the file every time and replaces the file on the device.

When no, the file is only uploaded if it does not already exist.

Generally should be yes only in cases where you have reason to believe the image was corrupted during upload.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

image

string / required

The image to put on the remote device.

This may be an absolute or relative location on the Ansible controller.

Image names, whether they are base ISOs or hotfix ISOs, must be unique.

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 image is uploaded.

When absent, ensures the image is removed.

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: Upload relative image to the BIG-IP
  bigip_software_image:
    image: BIGIP-13.0.0.0.0.1645.iso
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Upload absolute image to the BIG-IP
  bigip_software_image:
    image: /path/to/images/BIGIP-13.0.0.0.0.1645.iso
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Upload image in a role to the BIG-IP
  bigip_software_image:
    image: "{{ role_path }}/files/BIGIP-13.0.0.0.0.1645.iso"
    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

build

string

Build version of the software contained in the image.

Returned: changed

Sample: “0.0.3”

checksum

string

MD5 checksum of the ISO.

Returned: changed

Sample: “8cdbd094195fab4b2b47ff4285577b70”

file_size

integer

Size of the uploaded image in MB.

Returned: changed

Sample: 1948

image_type

string

Whether the image is a release or hotfix image.

Returned: changed

Sample: “release”

version

string

Version of the software contained in the image.

Returned: changed

Sample: “13.1.0.8”

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)