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bigip_iapplx_package – Manages Javascript iApp packages on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manages Javascript iApp packages on a BIG-IP. This module will allow you to deploy iAppLX packages to the BIG-IP and manage their lifecycle.

Requirements

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

  • Requires BIG-IP >= 12.1.0
  • The ‘rpm’ tool installed on the Ansible controller
  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
package
-
The iAppLX package that you want to upload or remove. When state is present, and you intend to use this module in a role, it is recommended that you use the {{ role_path }} variable. An example is provided in the EXAMPLES section.
When state is absent, it is not necessary for the package to exist on the Ansible controller. If the full path to the package is provided, the fileame will specifically be cherry picked from it to properly remove the package.
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.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the iAppLX package should exist or not.
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

  • Requires the rpm tool be installed on the host. This can be accomplished through different ways on each platform. On Debian based systems with apt; apt-get install rpm. On Mac with brew; brew install rpm. This command is already present on RedHat based systems.
  • Requires BIG-IP >= 12.1.0 because the required functionality is missing on versions earlier than that.
  • 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: Add an iAppLX package
  bigip_iapplx_package:
    package: MyApp-0.1.0-0001.noarch.rpm
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add an iAppLX package stored in a role
  bigip_iapplx_package:
    package: "{{ roles_path }}/files/MyApp-0.1.0-0001.noarch.rpm'"
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove an iAppLX package
  bigip_iapplx_package:
    package: MyApp-0.1.0-0001.noarch.rpm
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: absent
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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