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a10_server – Manage A10 Networks AX/SoftAX/Thunder/vThunder devices’ server object

Synopsis

  • Manage SLB (Server Load Balancer) server objects on A10 Networks devices via aXAPIv2.

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.
partition
-
added in 2.3
set active-partition
password
string / required
Password for the username account.

aliases: pass, pwd
server_ip
-
The SLB 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:, but can also optionally specify the status:. See the examples below for details. This parameter is required when state is present.

aliases: port
server_status
-
    Choices:
  • enabled ←
  • disabled
The SLB virtual server status.

aliases: status
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
This is to specify the operation to create, update or remove SLB server.
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 2.3
    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.
  • Requires A10 Networks aXAPI 2.1.

Examples

# Create a new server
- a10_server:
    host: a10.mydomain.com
    username: myadmin
    password: mypassword
    partition: mypartition
    server: test
    server_ip: 1.1.1.100
    server_ports:
      - port_num: 8080
        protocol: tcp
      - port_num: 8443
        protocol: TCP

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
content
string
success
the full info regarding the slb_server

Sample:
mynewserver


Status

Authors

  • Eric Chou (@ericchou)
  • Mischa Peters (@mischapeters)

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