bigip_monitor_ldap – Manages BIG-IP LDAP monitors

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Manages BIG-IP LDAP monitors.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
base
string
Specifies the location in the LDAP tree from which the monitor starts the health check.
chase_referrals
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether, upon receipt of an LDAP referral entry, the target follows (or chases) that referral.
debug
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the monitor sends error messages and additional information to a log file created and labeled specifically for this monitor.
description
string
Specifies descriptive text that identifies the monitor.
filter
string
Specifies an LDAP key for which the monitor searches.
interval
integer
Specifies, in seconds, the frequency at which the system issues the monitor check when either the resource is down or the status of the resource is unknown.
ip
string
IP address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be '*'.
mandatory_attributes
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the target must include attributes in its response to be considered up.
manual_resume
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the system automatically changes the status of a resource to enabled at the next successful monitor check.
If you set this option to yes, you must manually re-enable the resource before the system can use it for load balancing connections.
When yes, specifies that you must manually re-enable the resource after an unsuccessful monitor check.
When no, specifies that the system automatically changes the status of a resource to enabled at the next successful monitor check.
name
string / required
Monitor name.
parent
string
Default:
"/Common/ldap"
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed.
By default, this value is the ldap parent on the Common partition.
partition
string
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
port
string
Port address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be '*'.
Note that if specifying an IP address, a value between 1 and 65535 must be specified.
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.
security
string
    Choices:
  • none
  • ssl
  • tls
Specifies the secure protocol type for communications with the target.
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
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the monitor exists.
When absent, ensures the monitor is removed.
target_password
string
Specifies the password, if the monitored target requires authentication.
target_username
string
Specifies the user name, if the monitored target requires authentication.
time_until_up
integer
Specifies the number of seconds to wait after a resource first responds correctly to the monitor before setting the resource to 'up'.
During the interval, all responses from the resource must be correct.
When the interval expires, the resource is marked 'up'.
A value of 0, means that the resource is marked up immediately upon receipt of the first correct response.
timeout
integer
Specifies the number of seconds the target has in which to respond to the monitor request.
If the target responds within the set time period, it is considered 'up'. If the target does not respond within the set time period, it is considered 'down'. When this value is set to 0 (zero), the system uses the interval from the parent monitor.
Note that timeout and time_until_up combine to control when a resource is set to up.
up_interval
integer
Specifies the interval for the system to use to perform the health check when a resource is up.
When 0, specifies that the system uses the interval specified in interval to check the health of the resource.
When any other number, enables specification of a different interval to use when checking the health of a resource that is up.
update_password
string
    Choices:
  • always ←
  • on_create
always will update passwords if the target_password is specified.
on_create will only set the password for newly created monitors.
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

  • 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 a LDAP monitor
  bigip_monitor_ldap:
    name: foo
    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
base
string
changed
The new LDAP Base setting of the resource.

Sample:
base
chase_referrals
boolean
changed
The new Chase Referrals setting of the resource.

Sample:
True
debug
boolean
changed
The new Debug setting of the resource.

Sample:
True
description
string
changed
The description of the monitor.

Sample:
Important_Monitor
filter
string
changed
The new LDAP Filter setting of the resource.

Sample:
filter1
interval
integer
changed
The new interval in which to run the monitor check.

Sample:
2
ip
string
changed
The new IP of IP/port definition.

Sample:
10.12.13.14
mandatory_attributes
boolean
changed
The new Mandatory Attributes setting of the resource.

manual_resume
boolean
changed
The new Manual Resume setting of the resource.

parent
string
changed
New parent template of the monitor.

Sample:
ldap
security
string
changed
The new Security setting of the resource.

Sample:
ssl
time_until_up
integer
changed
The new time in which to mark a system as up after first successful response.

Sample:
2
timeout
integer
changed
The new timeout in which the remote system must respond to the monitor.

Sample:
10


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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