bigip_apm_policy_fetch – Exports the APM policy or APM access profile from remote nodes

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Exports the apm policy or APM access profile from remote nodes.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
dest
path
A directory to save the file into.
file
string
The name of the file to be created on the remote device for downloading.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the file will only be transferred if it does not exist in the the destination.
name
string / required
The name of the APM policy or APM access profile exported to create a file on the remote device for downloading.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to which contain APM policy or APM access profile to export.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
provider
dictionary
added in 2.5
A dict object containing connection details.
password
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.

aliases: pass, pwd
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
ssh_keyfile
path
Specifies the SSH keyfile to use to authenticate the connection to the remote device. This argument is only used for cli transports.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable ANSIBLE_NET_SSH_KEYFILE.
timeout
integer
Default:
10
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
    Choices:
  • cli
  • rest ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
server
string / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
integer
added in 2.2
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
type
string
    Choices:
  • profile_access ←
  • access_policy
Specifies the type of item to export from device.
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
added in 2.0
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.

Notes

Note

  • Due to ID685681 it is not possible to execute ng_* tools via REST api on v12.x and 13.x, once this is fixed this restriction will be removed.
  • Requires BIG-IP >= 14.0.0
  • 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 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: Export APM access profile
  bigip_apm_policy_fetch:
    name: foobar
    file: export_foo
    dest: /root/download
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Export APM access policy
  bigip_apm_policy_fetch:
    name: foobar
    file: export_foo
    dest: /root/download
    type: access_policy
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Export APM access profile, autogenerate name
  bigip_apm_policy_fetch:
    name: foobar
    dest: /root/download
    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 Returned Description
dest
string
changed
Local path to download exported APM policy.

Sample:
/root/downloads/profile-foobar_file.conf.tar.gz
file
string
changed
Name of the exported file on the remote BIG-IP to download. If not specified, then this will be a randomly generated filename.

Sample:
foobar_file
name
string
changed
Name of the APM policy or APM access profile to be exported.

Sample:
APM_policy_global
type
string
changed
Set to specify type of item to export.

Sample:
access_policy


Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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