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bigip_appsvcs_extension – Manage application service deployments

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Manages application service deployments via the App Services Extension functionality in BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
content
raw / required
Declaration of tenants configured on the system.
This parameter is most often used along with the file or template lookup plugins. Refer to the examples section for correct usage.
For anything advanced or with formatting consider using the template lookup.
This can additionally be used for specifying application service configurations directly in YAML, however that is not an encouraged practice and, if used at all, should only be used for the absolute smallest of configurations to prevent your Playbooks from becoming too large.
If you content includes encrypted values (such as ciphertexts, passphrases, etc), the returned changed value will always be true.
If you are using the to_nice_json filter, it will cause this module to fail because the purpose of that filter is to format the JSON to be human-readable and this process includes inserting "extra characters that break JSON validators.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Force updates a declaration.
This parameter should be used in cases where your declaration includes items that are encrypted or in cases (such as WAF Policies) where you want a large reload to take place.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When state is present, ensures the configuration exists.
When state is absent, ensures that the configuration is removed.
tenants
raw
A list of tenants that you want to remove.
This parameter is only relevant when state is absent. It will be ignored when state is present.
A value of all will remove all tenants.
Tenants can be specified as a list as well to remove only specific tenants.
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

  • 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: Deploy an app service configuration
  bigip_appsvcs_extension:
    content: "{{ lookup('file', '/path/to/appsvcs.json') }}"
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove all app service configurations
  bigip_appsvcs_extension:
    tenants: all
    state: absent
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove tenants T1 and T2 from app service configurations
  bigip_appsvcs_extension:
    tenants:
      - T1
      - T2
    state: absent
    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
action
string
changed
The action performed.

Sample:
deploy


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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