f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_software_image – Manage software images on a BIG-IP

Note

This plugin is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection.

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When yes, will upload the file every time and replace the file on the device.
When no, the file will only be uploaded if it does not already exist.
Generally should be yes only in cases where you have reason to believe that the image was corrupted during upload.
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.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
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
    Choices:
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
When present, ensures that the image is uploaded.
When absent, ensures that the image is removed.

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 Returned Description
build
string
changed
Build version of the software contained in the image.

Sample:
0.0.3
checksum
string
changed
MD5 checksum of the ISO.

Sample:
8cdbd094195fab4b2b47ff4285577b70
file_size
integer
changed
Size of the uploaded image in MB.

Sample:
1948
image_type
string
changed
Whether the image is a release or hotfix image

Sample:
release
version
string
changed
Version of the software contained in the image.

Sample:
13.1.0.8


Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)