bigip_firewall_global_rules – Manage AFM global rule settings on BIG-IP

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Configures the global network firewall rules. These firewall rules are applied to all packets except those going through the management interface. They are applied first, before any firewall rules for the packet’s virtual server, route domain, and/or self IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
string
Description for the global list of firewall rules.
enforced_policy
string
Specifies an enforced firewall policy.
enforced_policy rules are enforced globally.
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.
service_policy
string
Specifies a service policy that would apply to traffic globally.
The service policy is applied to all flows, provided if there are no other context specific service policy configuration that overrides the global service policy. For example, when a service policy is configured both at a global level, as well as on a firewall rule, and a flow matches the rule, the more specific service policy configuration in the rule will override the service policy setting at the global level.
The service policy associated here can be created using the bigip_service_policy module.
staged_policy
string
Specifies a staged firewall policy.
staged_policy rules are not enforced while all the visibility aspects namely statistics, reporting and logging function as if the staged-policy rules were enforced globally.
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: Change enforced policy in AFM global rules
  bigip_firewall_global_rules:
    enforced_policy: enforcing1
    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
description
string
changed
The new description.

Sample:
My description
enforced_policy
string
changed
The new global Enforced Policy.

Sample:
/Common/enforced1
service_policy
string
changed
The new global Service Policy.

Sample:
/Common/service1
staged_policy
string
changed
The new global Staged Policy.

Sample:
/Common/staged1


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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