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bigip_firewall_dos_profile – Manage AFM DoS profiles on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Manages AFM Denial of Service (DoS) profiles on a BIG-IP. To manage the vectors associated with a DoS profile, refer to the bigip_firewall_dos_vector module.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
default_whitelist
-
The default whitelist address list for the system to use to determine which IP addresses are legitimate.
The system does not examine traffic from the IP addresses in the list when performing DoS prevention.
To define a new whitelist, use the bigip_firewall_address_list module.
description
-
The description of the DoS profile.
name
- / required
Specifies the name of the profile.
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.
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
server
- / required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
server_port
-
Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
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.
transport
- / required
    Choices:
  • rest
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
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
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
- / 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 resource exists.
When absent, ensures the resource is removed.
threshold_sensitivity
-
    Choices:
  • low
  • medium
  • high
Specifies the threshold sensitivity for the DoS profile.
Thresholds for detecting attacks are higher when sensitivity is low, and lower when sensitivity is high.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is medium.
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
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 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 a new DoS profile
  bigip_firewall_dos_profile:
    name: profile1
    description: DoS profile 1
    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
default_whitelist
string
changed
The new whitelist attached to the profile.

Sample:
/Common/whitelist1
description
string
changed
The description of the profile.

Sample:
New description
threshold_sensitivity
string
changed
The new threshold sensitivity of the profile.

Sample:
low


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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