f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_software_install module – Install software images on a BIG-IP

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.19.0).

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_install.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • Install new software images on a BIG-IP system.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

block_device_image

string

added in 1.2.0 of f5networks.f5_modules

Image to install on the remote device. In the case of a VCMP guest, ensure this image is present on the VCMP host and is referenced from there, and not from the VCMP guest. An ISO image directly uploaded to the VCMP guest will not work.

image

string

Image to install on the remote device.

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 installed, ensures the software is installed on the volume and the volume is set to be booted from. The device is not rebooted into the new software.

When activated, performs the same operation as installed, but the system is rebooted to the new software.

Choices:

  • activated ← (default)

  • installed

type

string

added in 1.2.0 of f5networks.f5_modules

The type of the BIG-IP.

Defaults to standard, the other choice is vcmp.

Choices:

  • standard ← (default)

  • vcmp

volume

string

The volume on which to install the software image.

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: Ensure an existing image is installed in specified volume
  bigip_software_install:
    image: BIGIP-13.0.0.0.0.1645.iso
    volume: HD1.2
    state: installed
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Ensure an existing image is activated in specified volume
  bigip_software_install:
    image: BIGIP-13.0.0.0.0.1645.iso
    state: activated
    volume: HD1.2
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Ensure an existing image is activated in specified volume in a VCMP guest
  bigip_software_install:
    block_device_image: BIGIP-13.0.0.0.0.1645.iso
    type: vcmp
    state: activated
    volume: HD1.2
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

  • Nitin Khanna (@nitinthewiz)