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bigip_device_group_member - Manages members in a device group

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manages members in a device group. Members in a device group can only be added or removed, never updated. This is because the members are identified by unique name values and changing that name would invalidate the uniqueness.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
device_group
required
The device group that you want to add the member to.
name
required
Specifies the name of the device that you want to add to the device group. Often this will be the hostname of the device. This member must be trusted by the device already. Trusting can be done with the bigip_device_trust module and the peer_hostname option to that module.
password
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
(added in 2.5)
Default:
None
A dict object containing connection details.
ssh_keyfile
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 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.
server
required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
user
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.
server_port Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
password
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
validate_certs
bool
    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.
transport
required
    Choices:
  • rest
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
server
required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
(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
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the device group member exists.
When absent, ensures the device group member is removed.
user
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
bool

(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 the f5-sdk Python package on the host. This is as easy as pip install f5-sdk.
  • 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: Add the current device to the "device_trust_group" device group
  bigip_device_group_member:
    name: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    device_group: device_trust_group
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add the hosts in the current scope to "device_trust_group"
  bigip_device_group_member:
    name: "{{ item }}"
    device_group: device_trust_group
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  with_items: "{{ hostvars.keys() }}"
  run_once: true
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as certified which means that it is maintained by an Ansible Partner. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by an Ansible Partner, see here.

Author

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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