bigip_monitor_tcp – Manages F5 BIG-IP LTM tcp monitors

Synopsis

  • Manages F5 BIG-IP LTM tcp monitors via iControl SOAP API.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
string
added in 2.7
The description of the monitor.
interval
integer
The interval specifying how frequently the monitor instance of this template will run. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be 5. This value must be less than the timeout value.
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 '*'.
If this value is an IP address, and the type is tcp (the default), then a port number must be specified.
name
string / required
Monitor name.
parent
string
Default:
"/Common/tcp"
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the tcp parent on the Common partition.
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
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
This argument is not supported for TCP Echo types.
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.
receive
string
The receive string for the monitor call.
send
string
The send string for the monitor call.
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 2.5
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the monitor exists.
When absent, ensures the monitor is removed.
time_until_up
integer
Specifies the amount of time in seconds after the first successful response before a node will be marked up. A value of 0 will cause a node to be marked up immediately after a valid response is received from the node. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be 0.
timeout
integer
The number of seconds in which the node or service must 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. You can change this number to any number you want, however, it should be 3 times the interval number of seconds plus 1 second. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, then the default value will be 16.
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

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 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: Create TCP Monitor
  bigip_monitor_tcp:
    state: present
    name: my_tcp_monitor
    send: tcp string to send
    receive: tcp string to receive
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove TCP Monitor
  bigip_monitor_tcp:
    state: absent
    name: my_tcp_monitor
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
description
string
changed
The description of the monitor.

Sample:
Important Monitor
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
parent
string
changed
New parent template of the monitor.

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

Sample:
receive
string
changed
The new receive string for this monitor.

Sample:
tcp string to receive
send
string
changed
The new send string for this monitor.

Sample:
tcp string to send
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)
  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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