f5networks.f5_modules.bigiq_device_discovery module – Manage BIG-IP devices through BIG-IQ

Note

This module is part of the f5networks.f5_modules collection (version 1.20.0).

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.bigiq_device_discovery.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Discovers and imports BIG-IP device configuration on the BIG-IQ.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_conflict_policy

string

Sets the conflict resolution policy for Access module apm objects. Only used when the apm module is specified.

Choices:

  • "use_bigiq"

  • "use_bigip"

  • "keep_version"

access_group_first_device

boolean

Specifies if the imported device is the first device in the access group to import shared configuration for that access group.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

access_group_name

string

Access group name to import Access configuration for devices. Once set it cannot be changed.

conflict_policy

string

Sets the conflict resolution policy for shared objects across BIG-IP devices, except LTM profiles and monitors.

Choices:

  • "use_bigiq" ← (default)

  • "use_bigip"

device_address

string / required

The IP address of the BIG-IP device to be imported/managed.

device_conflict_policy

string

Sets the conflict resolution policy for objects that are specific to a particular to a BIG-IP device and not shared among BIG-IP devices.

Choices:

  • "use_bigiq" ← (default)

  • "use_bigip"

device_password

string

The administrator password for the BIG-IP device.

This parameter is only required when adding a new BIG-IP device to be managed.

device_port

integer

The port on which a device trust setup between BIG-IQ and BIG-IP should happen.

Default: 443

device_username

string

The administrator username for the BIG-IP device.

This parameter is only required when adding a new BIG-IP device to be managed.

force

boolean

Forces rediscovery and import of existing modules on the managed BIG-IP.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

ha_name

string

DSC cluster name of the BIG-IP device to be managed.

This is optional if the managed device is not a part of a cluster group.

When use_bigiq_sync is set to yes, this parameter is required.

modules

list / elements=string

List of modules to be discovered and imported into the device.

These modules must be provisioned on the target device, otherwise operation will fail.

The ltm module must always be specified when performing discovery or re-discovery of the the device.

When asm or afm are specified, the shared_security module also needs to be declared.

Choices:

  • "ltm"

  • "asm"

  • "apm"

  • "afm"

  • "dns"

  • "websafe"

  • "security_shared"

provider

dictionary

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

state

string

The state of the managed device on the system.

When present, enables new device addition as well as device rediscovery/import.

When absent, completely removes the device from the system.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

statistics

dictionary

Specify the statistics collection for discovered device.

enable

boolean

Enables statistics collection on a device.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

interval

integer

Specifies the interval the data is collected from the discovered device, in seconds.

Choices:

  • 30

  • 60 ← (default)

  • 120

  • 500

stat_modules

list / elements=string

Specifies for which modules the data is being collected.

Choices:

  • "device" ← (default)

  • "ltm" ← (default)

  • "dns"

Default: ["device", "ltm"]

zone

string

Specifies in which DCD zone is collecting the data from device.

Default: "default"

use_bigiq_sync

boolean

When set to no, initiate BIG-IP DSC sync when deploying configuration changes.

When set to yes, ignore BIG-IP DSC sync when deploying configuration changes.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

versioned_conflict_policy

string

Sets the conflict resolution policy for LTM profile and monitor objects that are specific to a BIG-IP software version.

Choices:

  • "use_bigiq"

  • "use_bigip"

  • "keep_version"

Notes

Note

  • BIG-IQ >= 6.1.0.

  • This module does not support atomic removal of discovered modules on the device.

  • 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: Discover a new device and import config, use default conflict policy.
  bigiq_device_discovery:
    device_address: 192.168.1.1
    device_username: bigipadmin
    device_password: bigipsecret
    modules:
      - ltm
      - afm
      - shared_security
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Discover a new device and import config, use non- default conflict policy.
  bigiq_device_discovery:
    device_address: 192.168.1.1
    modules:
      - ltm
      - dns
    conflict_policy: use_bigip
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Force full device rediscovery
  bigiq_device_discovery:
    device_address: 192.168.1.1
    modules:
      - ltm
      - afm
      - dns
      - shared_security
    force: yes
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove discovered device and its config
  bigiq_device_discovery:
    device_address: 192.168.1.1
    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_conflict_policy

string

Sets the conflict resolution policy for Access module apm objects.

Returned: changed

Sample: "keep_version"

access_group_first_device

boolean

First device in the access group to import shared configuration for that access group.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

access_group_name

string

Access group name to import Access configuration for devices.

Returned: changed

Sample: "foo_group"

conflict_policy

string

Sets the conflict resolution policy for shared objects across BIG-IP devices.

Returned: changed

Sample: "use_bigip"

device_address

string

The IP address of the BIG-IP device to be imported/managed.

Returned: changed

Sample: "192.168.1.1"

device_conflict_policy

string

Sets the conflict resolution policy for objects that are specific to a particular to a BIG-IP device.

Returned: changed

Sample: "use_bigip"

device_port

integer

The port on which a device trust setup between BIG-IQ and BIG-IP should happen.

Returned: changed

Sample: 10443

ha_name

string

DSC cluster name of the BIG-IP device to be managed.

Returned: changed

Sample: "GROUP_1"

modules

list / elements=string

List of modules to be discovered and imported into the device.

Returned: changed

Sample: ["ltm", "dns"]

use_bigiq_sync

boolean

Indicates if BIG-IQ should manually synchronize DSC configuration.

Returned: changed

Sample: true

versioned_conflict_policy

string

Sets the conflict resolution policy for LTM profile and monitor objects.

Returned: changed

Sample: "keep_version"

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)