bigip_apm_policy_import – Manage BIG-IP APM policy or APM access profile imports

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP APM policy or APM access profile imports.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When set to yes any existing policy with the same name will be overwritten by the new import.
If policy does not exist this setting is ignored.
name
string / required
The name of the APM policy or APM access profile to create or override.
partition
-
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
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.
source
path
Full path to a file to be imported into the BIG-IP APM.
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: Import APM profile
  bigip_apm_policy_import:
    name: new_apm_profile
    source: /root/apm_profile.tar.gz
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Import APM policy
  bigip_apm_policy_import:
    name: new_apm_policy
    source: /root/apm_policy.tar.gz
    type: access_policy
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Override existing APM policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_apm_policy
    source: /root/apm_policy.tar.gz
    force: yes
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
force
boolean
changed
Set when overwriting an existing policy or profile.

Sample:
True
name
string
changed
Name of the APM policy or APM access profile to be created/overwritten.

Sample:
APM_policy_global
source
string
changed
Local path to APM policy file.

Sample:
/root/some_policy.tar.gz
type
string
changed
Set to specify type of item to export.

Sample:
access_policy


Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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