f5networks.f5_modules.bigiq_regkey_license module – Manages licenses in a BIG-IQ registration key pool

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: f5networks.f5_modules.bigiq_regkey_license.

New in f5networks.f5_modules 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Manages licenses in a BIG-IQ registration key pool.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • BIG-IQ >= 5.3.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

accept_eula

boolean

A key that signifies you accept the F5 EULA for this license.

A copy of the EULA can be found here https://askf5.f5.com/csp/article/K12902

This is required when state is present.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

addon_keys

list / elements=string

added in f5networks.f5_modules 1.16.0

The addon keys to put in the pool.

description

string

Description of the license.

license_key

string / required

The license key to put in the pool.

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)

regkey_pool

string / required

The registration key pool in which you want to place the license.

You must give your registration pools unique names. While BIG-IQ does not require this, this module does. If you do not, the behavior of the module is undefined and you may end up putting licenses in the wrong registration key pool.

state

string

The state of the regkey license in the pool on the system.

When present, guarantees the license exists in the pool.

When absent, removes the license from the pool.

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: Add a registration key license to a pool
  bigiq_regkey_license:
    regkey_pool: foo-pool
    license_key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
    accept_eula: yes
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add a registration key license with addon keys to a pool
  bigiq_regkey_license:
    regkey_pool: foo-pool
    license_key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
    addon_keys:
      - YYYY-YYY-YYY
      - ZZZZ-ZZZ-ZZZ
    accept_eula: yes
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove a registration key license from a pool
  bigiq_regkey_license:
    regkey_pool: foo-pool
    license_key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
    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

description

string

The new description of the license key.

Returned: changed

Sample: "My license for BIG-IP 1"

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

  • Wojciech Wypior(@wojtek0806)