bigip_device_license – Manage license installation and activation on BIG-IP devices

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manage license installation and activation on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
accept_eula
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Declares whether you accept the BIG-IP EULA or not. By default, this value is no. You must specifically declare that you have viewed and accepted the license. This module will not present you with that EULA though, so it is incumbent on you to read it.
The EULA can be found here; https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K12902.
This parameter is not required when state is absent and will be ignored if it is provided.
license_key
string
The registration key to use to license the BIG-IP.
This parameter is required if the state is equal to present.
This parameter is not required when state is absent and will be ignored if it is provided.
license_server
string
Default:
"activate.f5.com"
The F5 license server to use when getting a license and validating a dossier.
This parameter is required if the state is equal to present.
This parameter is not required when state is absent and will be ignored if it is provided.
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:
  • absent
  • present ←
  • revoked
The state of the license on the system.
When present, only guarantees that a license is there.
When latest, ensures that the license is always valid.
When absent, removes the license on the system.
When revoked, removes the license on the system and revokes its future usage on the F5 license servers.
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: License BIG-IP using a key
  bigip_device_license:
    license_key: "XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXXXX"
    provider:
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      user: "admin"
      password: "secret"
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove the license from the system
  bigip_device_license:
    state: "absent"
    provider:
      server: "lb.mydomain.com"
      user: "admin"
      password: "secret"
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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