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bigip_gtm_wide_ip – Manages F5 BIG-IP GTM wide ip

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages F5 BIG-IP GTM wide ip.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aliases
list
added in 2.7
Specifies alternate domain names for the web site content you are load balancing.
You can use the same wildcard characters for aliases as you can for actual wide IP names.
irules
list
added in 2.6
List of rules to be applied.
If you want to remove all existing iRules, specify a single empty value; "". See the documentation for an example.
last_resort_pool
string
added in 2.8
Specifies which GTM pool, for the system to use as the last resort pool for the wide IP.
The valid pools for this parameter are those with the type specified in this module.
name
string / required
Wide IP name. This name must be formatted as a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). You can also use the alias wide_ip but this is deprecated and will be removed in a future Ansible version.

aliases: wide_ip
partition
string
added in 2.5
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
pool_lb_method
string / required
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • round-robin
  • ratio
  • topology
  • global-availability
  • global_availability
  • round_robin
Specifies the load balancing method used to select a pool in this wide IP. This setting is relevant only when multiple pools are configured for a wide IP.
The round_robin value is deprecated and will be removed in Ansible 2.9.
The global_availability value is deprecated and will be removed in Ansible 2.9.

aliases: lb_method
pools
list
added in 2.5
The pools that you want associated with the Wide IP.
If ratio is not provided when creating a new Wide IP, it will default to 1.
name
string / required
The name of the pool to include.
ratio
integer
Ratio for the pool.
The system uses this number with the Ratio load balancing method.
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
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • disabled
  • enabled
When present or enabled, ensures that the Wide IP exists and is enabled.
When absent, ensures that the Wide IP has been removed.
When disabled, ensures that the Wide IP exists and is disabled.
type
string
added in 2.4
    Choices:
  • a
  • aaaa
  • cname
  • mx
  • naptr
  • srv
Specifies the type of wide IP. GTM wide IPs need to be keyed by query type in addition to name, since pool members need different attributes depending on the response RDATA they are meant to supply. This value is required if you are using BIG-IP versions >= 12.0.0.
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

  • Support for TMOS versions below v12.x has been deprecated for this module, and will be removed in Ansible 2.12.
  • 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: Set lb method
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add iRules to the Wide IP
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    irules:
      - irule1
      - irule2
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove one iRule from the Virtual Server
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    irules:
      - irule1
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove all iRules from the Virtual Server
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    irules: ""
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Assign a pool with ratio to the Wide IP
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    pools:
      - name: pool1
        ratio: 100
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
aliases
list
changed
Aliases set on the Wide IP.

Sample:
['alias1.foo.com', '*.wildcard.domain']
irules
list
changed
iRules set on the Wide IP.

Sample:
['/Common/irule1', '/Common/irule2']
lb_method
string
changed
The new load balancing method used by the wide IP.

Sample:
topology
state
string
changed
The new state of the wide IP.

Sample:
disabled


Status

  • This module is guaranteed to have no backward incompatible interface changes going forward. [stableinterface]
  • This module is maintained by an Ansible Partner. [certified]

Authors

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

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