f5networks.f5_modules.bigip_wait – Wait for a BIG-IP condition before continuing

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_wait.

New in version 1.0.0: of f5networks.f5_modules

Synopsis

  • You can wait for BIG-IP to be “ready”. By “ready”, we mean that BIG-IP is ready to accept configuration.

  • This module can take into account situations where the device is in the middle of rebooting due to a configuration change.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
delay
integer
Default:
0
Number of seconds to wait before starting to poll.
msg
string
This overrides the normal error message from a failure to meet the required conditions.
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.
ssh_keyfile
path
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE.
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:
  • cli
  • 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.
sleep
integer
Default:
1
Number of seconds to sleep between checks, before 2.3 this was hardcoded to 1 second.
timeout
integer
Default:
7200
Maximum number of seconds to wait for.
When used without other conditions it is equivalent of just sleeping.
The default timeout is deliberately set to 2 hours because no individual REST API.
type
string
    Choices:
  • standard ←
  • vcmp
The type of the BIG-IP.
Defaults to standard, the other choice is vcmp.
The choice made defines what module or service Ansible will look for to establish that the device has recovered, so please ensure the correct choice is specified, specially when running this against VCMP.

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: Wait for BIG-IP to be ready to take configuration
  bigip_wait:
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Wait a maximum of 300 seconds for BIG-IP to be ready to take configuration
  bigip_wait:
    timeout: 300
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Wait for BIG-IP to be ready, don't start checking for 10 seconds
  bigip_wait:
    delay: 10
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)