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bigip_firewall_port_list – Manage port lists on BIG-IP AFM

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

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

Aliases: bigip_security_port_list

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
string
Description of the port list
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the port list.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
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
port_lists
list
Simple list of existing port lists to add to this list. Port 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.
port_ranges
list
A list of port ranges where the range starts with a port number, is followed by a dash (-) and then a second number.
If the first number is greater than the second number, the numbers will be reversed so-as to be properly formatted. ie, 90-78 would become 78-90.
ports
list
Simple list of port values to add to the list
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:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the address list and entries exists.
When absent, ensures the address list is removed.
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: Create a simple port list
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    ports:
      - 80
      - 443
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Override the above list of ports with a new list
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    ports:
      - 3389
      - 8080
      - 25
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create port list with series of ranges
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    port_ranges:
      - 25-30
      - 80-500
      - 50-78
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Use multiple types of port arguments
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    port_ranges:
      - 25-30
      - 80-500
      - 50-78
    ports:
      - 8080
      - 443
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove port list
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: foo
    state: absent
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create port list from a file with one port per line
  bigip_firewall_port_list:
    name: lot-of-ports
    ports: "{{ lookup('file', 'my-large-port-list.txt').split('\n') }}"
    state: present
    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 of the port list.

Sample:
My port list
port_lists
list
changed
The new list of port list names applied to the port list.

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

Sample:
['80-100', '200-8080']
ports
list
changed
The new list of ports applied to the port list.

Sample:
[80, 443]


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)
  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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