fortinet.fortios.fortios_switch_controller_flow_tracking module – Configure FortiSwitch flow tracking and export via ipfix/netflow in Fortinet’s FortiOS and FortiGate.

Note

This module is part of the fortinet.fortios collection (version 2.1.7).

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

To use it in a playbook, specify: fortinet.fortios.fortios_switch_controller_flow_tracking.

New in fortinet.fortios 2.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module is able to configure a FortiGate or FortiOS (FOS) device by allowing the user to set and modify switch_controller feature and flow_tracking category. Examples include all parameters and values need to be adjusted to datasources before usage. Tested with FOS v6.0.0

Requirements

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

  • ansible>=2.9

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_token

string

Token-based authentication. Generated from GUI of Fortigate.

enable_log

boolean

Enable/Disable logging for task.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

member_path

string

Member attribute path to operate on.

Delimited by a slash character if there are more than one attribute.

Parameter marked with member_path is legitimate for doing member operation.

member_state

string

Add or delete a member under specified attribute path.

When member_state is specified, the state option is ignored.

Choices:

  • "present"

  • "absent"

switch_controller_flow_tracking

dictionary

Configure FortiSwitch flow tracking and export via ipfix/netflow.

aggregates

list / elements=dictionary

Configure aggregates in which all traffic sessions matching the IP Address will be grouped into the same flow.

id

integer

Aggregate id.

ip

string

IP address to group all matching traffic sessions to a flow.

collector_ip

string

Configure collector ip address.

collector_port

integer

Configure collector port number(0-65535).

collectors

list / elements=dictionary

Configure collectors for the flow.

ip

string

Collector IP address.

name

string

Collector name.

port

integer

Collector port number(0-65535).

transport

string

Collector L4 transport protocol for exporting packets.

Choices:

  • "udp"

  • "tcp"

  • "sctp"

format

string

Configure flow tracking protocol.

Choices:

  • "netflow1"

  • "netflow5"

  • "netflow9"

  • "ipfix"

level

string

Configure flow tracking level.

Choices:

  • "vlan"

  • "ip"

  • "port"

  • "proto"

  • "mac"

max_export_pkt_size

integer

Configure flow max export packet size (512-9216).

sample_mode

string

Configure sample mode for the flow tracking.

Choices:

  • "local"

  • "perimeter"

  • "device-ingress"

sample_rate

integer

Configure sample rate for the perimeter and device-ingress sampling(0 - 99999).

template_export_period

integer

Configure template export period (1-60).

timeout_general

integer

Configure flow session general timeout (60-604800).

timeout_icmp

integer

Configure flow session ICMP timeout (60-604800).

timeout_max

integer

Configure flow session max timeout (60-604800).

timeout_tcp

integer

Configure flow session TCP timeout (60-604800).

timeout_tcp_fin

integer

Configure flow session TCP FIN timeout (60-604800).

timeout_tcp_rst

integer

Configure flow session TCP RST timeout (60-604800).

timeout_udp

integer

Configure flow session UDP timeout (60-604800).

transport

string

Configure L4 transport protocol for exporting packets.

Choices:

  • "udp"

  • "tcp"

  • "sctp"

vdom

string

Virtual domain, among those defined previously. A vdom is a virtual instance of the FortiGate that can be configured and used as a different unit.

Default: "root"

Notes

Note

  • Legacy fortiosapi has been deprecated, httpapi is the preferred way to run playbooks

Examples

- hosts: fortigates
  collections:
    - fortinet.fortios
  connection: httpapi
  vars:
   vdom: "root"
   ansible_httpapi_use_ssl: yes
   ansible_httpapi_validate_certs: no
   ansible_httpapi_port: 443
  tasks:
  - name: Configure FortiSwitch flow tracking and export via ipfix/netflow.
    fortios_switch_controller_flow_tracking:
      vdom:  "{{ vdom }}"
      switch_controller_flow_tracking:
        aggregates:
         -
            id:  "4"
            ip: "<your_own_value>"
        collector_ip: "<your_own_value>"
        collector_port: "7"
        collectors:
         -
            ip: "<your_own_value>"
            name: "default_name_10"
            port: "11"
            transport: "udp"
        format: "netflow1"
        level: "vlan"
        max_export_pkt_size: "15"
        sample_mode: "local"
        sample_rate: "17"
        template_export_period: "18"
        timeout_general: "19"
        timeout_icmp: "20"
        timeout_max: "21"
        timeout_tcp: "22"
        timeout_tcp_fin: "23"
        timeout_tcp_rst: "24"
        timeout_udp: "25"
        transport: "udp"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

build

string

Build number of the fortigate image

Returned: always

Sample: "1547"

http_method

string

Last method used to provision the content into FortiGate

Returned: always

Sample: "PUT"

http_status

string

Last result given by FortiGate on last operation applied

Returned: always

Sample: "200"

mkey

string

Master key (id) used in the last call to FortiGate

Returned: success

Sample: "id"

name

string

Name of the table used to fulfill the request

Returned: always

Sample: "urlfilter"

path

string

Path of the table used to fulfill the request

Returned: always

Sample: "webfilter"

revision

string

Internal revision number

Returned: always

Sample: "17.0.2.10658"

serial

string

Serial number of the unit

Returned: always

Sample: "FGVMEVYYQT3AB5352"

status

string

Indication of the operation’s result

Returned: always

Sample: "success"

vdom

string

Virtual domain used

Returned: always

Sample: "root"

version

string

Version of the FortiGate

Returned: always

Sample: "v5.6.3"

Authors

  • Link Zheng (@chillancezen)

  • Jie Xue (@JieX19)

  • Hongbin Lu (@fgtdev-hblu)

  • Frank Shen (@frankshen01)

  • Miguel Angel Munoz (@mamunozgonzalez)

  • Nicolas Thomas (@thomnico)