bigip_gtm_topology_record – Manages GTM Topology Records

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Manages GTM Topology Records. Once created, only topology record weight can be modified.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
destination
dictionary / required
Specifies where the system directs the incoming DNS request.
continent
string
Specifies one of the seven continents, along with the Unknown setting.
Specifying Unknown forces the system to use a default resolution if the system cannot determine the location of the local DNS making the request.
Full continent names and their abbreviated versions are supported.
country
string
Specifies a country.
Full continent names and their abbreviated versions are supported.
datacenter
string
Specifies the name of GTM data center already defined in the configuration.
geo_isp
string
Specifies a geolocation ISP
isp
string
    Choices:
  • AOL
  • BeijingCNC
  • CNC
  • ChinaEducationNetwork
  • ChinaMobilNetwork
  • ChinaRailwayTelcom
  • ChinaTelecom
  • ChinaUnicom
  • Comcast
  • Earthlink
  • ShanghaiCNC
  • ShanghaiTelecom
Specifies an Internet service provider.
negate
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When set to c(yes) the system selects this topology record, when the request destination does not match.
pool
string
Specifies the name of GTM pool already defined in the configuration.
region
string
Specifies the name of region already defined in the configuration.
state
string
Specifies a state in a given country.
This parameter requires country option to be provided.
subnet
string
An IP address and network mask in the CIDR format.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
Partition parameter is taken into account when used in conjunction with pool, data_center, and region parameters, it is ignored otherwise.
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.
source
dictionary / required
Specifies the origination of an incoming DNS request.
continent
string
Specifies one of the seven continents, along with the Unknown setting.
Specifying Unknown forces the system to use a default resolution if the system cannot determine the location of the local DNS making the request.
Full continent names and their abbreviated versions are supported.
country
string
Specifies a country.
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/.
geo_isp
string
Specifies a geolocation ISP
isp
string
    Choices:
  • AOL
  • BeijingCNC
  • CNC
  • ChinaEducationNetwork
  • ChinaMobilNetwork
  • ChinaRailwayTelcom
  • ChinaTelecom
  • ChinaUnicom
  • Comcast
  • Earthlink
  • ShanghaiCNC
  • ShanghaiTelecom
Specifies an Internet service provider.
negate
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When set to c(yes) the system selects this topology record, when the request source does not match.
region
string
Specifies the name of region already defined in the configuration.
state
string
Specifies a state in a given country.
This parameter requires country option to be provided.
subnet
string
An IP address and network mask in the CIDR format.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When state is present, ensures that the record exists.
When state is absent, ensures that the record 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.
weight
integer
Specifies the weight of the topology record.
The system finds the weight of the first topology record that matches the server object (pool or pool member) and the local DNS. The system then assigns that weight as the topology score for that server object.
The system load balances to the server object with the highest topology score.
If the system finds no topology record that matches both the server object and the local DNS, then the system assigns that server object a zero score.
If the option is not specified when the record is created the system will set it at a default value of 1
Valid range is (0 - 4294967295)

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 an IP Subnet and an ISP based topology record
  bigip_gtm_topology_record:
    source:
      - subnet: 192.168.1.0/24
    destination:
      - isp: AOL
    weight: 10
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a region and a pool based topology record
  bigip_gtm_topology_record:
    source:
      - region: Foo
    destination:
      - pool: FooPool
    partition: FooBar
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a negative region and a negative data center based topology record
  bigip_gtm_topology_record:
    source:
      - region: Baz
      - negate: yes
    destination:
      - datacenter: Baz-DC
      - negate: yes
    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
weight
integer
changed
The weight of the topology record.

Sample:
20


Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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