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bigip_firewall_address_list - Manage address lists on BIG-IP AFM

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manages the AFM address lists on a BIG-IP. This module can be used to add and remove address list entries.

Aliases: bigip_security_address_list

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
address_lists
Simple list of existing address lists to add to this list. Address lists can be specified in either their fully qualified name (/Common/foo) or their short name (foo). If a short name is used, the partition argument will automatically be prepended to the short name.
address_ranges
A list of address ranges where the range starts with a port number, is followed by a dash (-) and then a second number.
If the first address is greater than the second number, the numbers will be reversed so-as to be properly formatted. ie, 2.2.2.2-1.1.1. would become 1.1.1.1-2.2.2.2.
addresses
Individual addresses that you want to add to the list. These addresses differ from ranges, and lists of lists such as what can be used in address_ranges and address_lists respectively.
This list can also include networks that have CIDR notation.
description
Description of the address list
fqdns
A list of fully qualified domain names (FQDNs).
An FQDN has at least one decimal point in it, separating the host from the domain.
To add FQDNs to a list requires that a global FQDN resolver be configured. At the moment, this must either be done via bigip_command, or, in the GUI of BIG-IP. If using bigip_command, this can be done with tmsh modify security firewall global-fqdn-policy FOO where FOO is a DNS resolver configured at tmsh create net dns-resolver FOO.
geo_locations
List of geolocations specified by their country and region.
country
required
    Choices:
  • Any valid 2 character ISO country code.
  • Any valid country name.
The country name, or code, of the geolocation to use.
In addition to the country full names, you may also specify their abbreviated form, such as US instead of United States.
Valid country codes can be found here https://countrycode.org/.
region
Region name of the country to use.
name
required
Specifies the name of the address list.
partition Default:
Common
Device partition to manage resources on.
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 address list and entries exists.
When absent, ensures the address list 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: Create an address list
  bigip_firewall_address_list:
    name: foo
    addresses:
      - 3.3.3.3
      - 4.4.4.4
      - 5.5.5.5
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    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
address_lists
list
changed
The new list of address list names applied to the address list.

Sample:
['/Common/list1', '/Common/list2']
address_ranges
list
changed
The new list of address ranges applied to the address list.

Sample:
['1.1.1.1-2.2.2.2', '3.3.3.3-4.4.4.4']
addresses
list
changed
The new list of addresses applied to the address list.

Sample:
['1.1.1.1', '2.2.2.2']
description
string
changed
The new description of the address list.

Sample:
My address list
fqdns
list
changed
The new list of FQDN names applied to the address list.

Sample:
['google.com', 'mit.edu']
geo_locations
complex
changed
The new list of geo locations applied to the address list.

  country
string
changed
Country of the geo location.

Sample:
US
  region
string
changed
Region of the geo location.

Sample:
California


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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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