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bigip_gtm_global – Manages global GTM settings

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manages global GTM settings. These settings include general, load balancing, and metrics related settings.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
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.
synchronization
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether this system is a member of a synchronization group.
When you enable synchronization, the system periodically queries other systems in the synchronization group to obtain and distribute configuration and metrics collection updates.
The synchronization group may contain systems configured as Global Traffic Manager and Link Controller systems.
synchronization_group_name
-
Specifies the name of the synchronization group to which the system belongs.
synchronize_zone_files
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies that the system synchronizes Domain Name System (DNS) zone files among the synchronization group members.
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: Configure synchronization settings
  bigip_gtm_global:
    synchronization: yes
    synchronization_group_name: my-group
    synchronize_zone_files: yes
    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
synchronization
boolean
changed
The synchronization setting on the system.

Sample:
True
synchronization_group_name
string
changed
The synchronization group name.

Sample:
my-group
synchronize_zone_files
string
changed
Whether or not the system will sync zone files.

Sample:
my-group


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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