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a10_server_axapi3 – Manage A10 Networks AX/SoftAX/Thunder/vThunder devices

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Manage SLB (Server Load Balancer) server objects on A10 Networks devices via aXAPIv3.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
client_cert
path
PEM formatted certificate chain file to be used for SSL client authentication.
This file can also include the key as well, and if the key is included, client_key is not required.
client_key
path
PEM formatted file that contains your private key to be used for SSL client authentication.
If client_cert contains both the certificate and key, this option is not required.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes do not get a cached copy.

aliases: thirsty
force_basic_auth
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Credentials specified with url_username and url_password should be passed in HTTP Header.
host
string / required
Hostname or IP of the A10 Networks device.
http_agent
string
Default:
"ansible-httpget"
Header to identify as, generally appears in web server logs.
operation
-
    Choices:
  • create ←
  • update
  • remove
Create, Update or Remove SLB server. For create and update operation, we use the IP address and server name specified in the POST message. For delete operation, we use the server name in the request URI.
password
string / required
Password for the username account.

aliases: pass, pwd
server_ip
- / required
The SLB (Server Load Balancer) server IPv4 address.

aliases: ip, address
server_name
- / required
The SLB (Server Load Balancer) server name.

aliases: server
server_ports
-
A list of ports to create for the server. Each list item should be a dictionary which specifies the port: and protocol:.

aliases: port
server_status
-
    Choices:
  • enable ←
  • disable
The SLB (Server Load Balancer) virtual server status.

aliases: action
url
string
HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP URL in the form (http|https|ftp)://[user[:pass]]@host.domain[:port]/path
url_password
string
The password for use in HTTP basic authentication.
If the url_username parameter is not specified, the url_password parameter will not be used.
url_username
string
The username for use in HTTP basic authentication.
This parameter can be used without url_password for sites that allow empty passwords
use_proxy
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, it will not use a proxy, even if one is defined in an environment variable on the target hosts.
username
string / required
An account with administrator privileges.

aliases: admin, user
validate_certs
boolean
added in 2.2
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled devices using self-signed certificates.
write_config
boolean
added in 2.2
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes, any changes will cause a write of the running configuration to non-volatile memory. This will save all configuration changes, including those that may have been made manually or through other modules, so care should be taken when specifying yes.

Notes

Note

  • Requires A10 Networks aXAPI 2.1.

Examples

# Create a new server
- a10_server:
    host: a10.mydomain.com
    username: myadmin
    password: mypassword
    server: test
    server_ip: 1.1.1.100
    validate_certs: false
    server_status: enable
    write_config: yes
    operation: create
    server_ports:
      - port-number: 8080
        protocol: tcp
        action: enable
      - port-number: 8443
        protocol: TCP

Status

Authors

  • Eric Chou (@ericchou) based on previous work by Mischa Peters (@mischapeters)

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