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bigip_log_destination – Manages log destinations on a BIG-IP.

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manages log destinations on a BIG-IP.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
-
The description of the log destination.
name
- / required
Specifies the name of the log destination.
partition
-
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_settings
-
This parameter is only available when type is remote-high-speed-log.
distribution
-
    Choices:
  • adaptive
  • balanced
  • replicated
Specifies the distribution method used by the Remote High Speed Log destination to send messages to pool members.
When adaptive, connections to pool members will be added as required to provide enough logging bandwidth. This can have the undesirable effect of logs accumulating on only one pool member when it provides sufficient logging bandwidth on its own.
When balanced, sends each successive log to a new pool member, balancing the logs among them according to the pool's load balancing method.
When replicated, replicates each log to all pool members, for redundancy.
When creating a new log destination (and type is remote-high-speed-log), if this parameter is not specified, the default is adaptive.
pool
-
Specifies the existing pool of remote high-speed log servers where logs will be sent.
When creating a new destination (and type is remote-high-speed-log), this parameter is required.
protocol
-
    Choices:
  • tcp
  • udp
Specifies the protocol for the system to use to send logs to the pool of remote high-speed log servers, where the logs are stored.
When creating a new log destination (and type is remote-high-speed-log), if this parameter is not specified, the default is tcp.
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
When present, ensures that the resource exists.
When absent, ensures the resource is removed.
syslog_settings
-
This parameter is only available when type is remote-syslog.
forward_to
-
Specifies the management port log destination, which will be used to forward the logs to a single log server, or a remote high-speed log destination, which will be used to forward the logs to a pool of remote log servers.
When creating a new log destination (and type is remote-syslog), this parameter is required.
syslog_format
-
    Choices:
  • bsd-syslog
  • syslog
  • legacy-bigip
  • rfc5424
  • rfc3164
Specifies the method to use to format the logs associated with the remote Syslog log destination.
When creating a new log destination (and type is remote-syslog), if this parameter is not specified, the default is bsd-syslog.
The syslog and rfc5424 choices are two ways of saying the same thing.
The bsd-syslog and rfc3164 choices are two ways of saying the same thing.
type
- / required
    Choices:
  • remote-high-speed-log
  • remote-syslog
Specifies the type of log destination.
Once created, this parameter cannot be changed.
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: Create a high-speed logging destination
  bigip_log_destination:
    name: foo
    type: remote-high-speed-log
    pool_settings:
      pool: my-ltm-pool
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    state: present
    user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Create a remote-syslog logging destination
  bigip_log_destination:
    name: foo
    type: remote-syslog
    syslog_settings:
      syslog_format: rfc5424
      forward_to: my-destination
    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
param1
boolean
changed
The new param1 value of the resource.

Sample:
True
param2
string
changed
The new param2 value of the resource.

Sample:
Foo is bar


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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