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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.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aliases
-
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
-
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.
name
- / 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
-
added in 2.5
Default:
Common
Device partition to manage resources on.
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
pool_lb_method
- / 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
-
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
- / required
The name of the pool to include.
ratio
-
Ratio for the pool.
The system uses this number with the Ratio load balancing method.
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.
state
-
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
-
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
- / 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: Set lb method
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    password: secret
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
  delegate_to: localhost

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

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

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

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

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