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bigip_profile_http_compression - Manage HTTP compression profiles on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Manage HTTP compression profiles 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
buffer_size
Maximum number of compressed bytes that the system buffers before inserting a Content-Length header (which specifies the compressed size) into the response.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
description
Description of the HTTP compression profile.
gzip_level
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
Specifies the degree to which the system compresses the content.
Higher compression levels cause the compression process to be slower.
Valid values are between 1 (least compression and fastest) to 9 (most compression and slowest).
gzip_memory_level
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 8
  • 16
  • 32
  • 64
  • 128
  • 256
Number of kilobytes of memory that the system uses for internal compression buffers when compressing a server response.
gzip_window_size
    Choices:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 8
  • 16
  • 32
  • 64
  • 128
Number of kilobytes in the window size that the system uses when compressing a server response.
name
required
Specifies the name of the compression profile.
parent
Specifies the profile from which this profile inherits settings.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is the system-supplied httpcompression profile.
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
provider
(added in 2.5)
Default:
None
A dict object containing connection details.
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.
server
required
The BIG-IP host.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER.
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.
server_port Default:
443
The BIG-IP server port.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_SERVER_PORT.
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
validate_certs
bool
    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.
transport
required
    Choices:
  • rest
  • cli ←
Configures the transport connection to use when connecting to the remote device.
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 profile exists.
When absent, ensures the profile is removed.
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
bool

(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 an HTTP compression profile
  bigip_profile_http_compression:
    name: profile1
    description: Custom HTTP Compression Profile
    buffer_size: 131072
    gzip_level: 6
    gzip_memory_level: 16k
    gzip_window_size: 64k
    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
buffer_size
int
changed
The new buffer size of the profile.

Sample:
4096
description
string
changed
The new description of the resource.

Sample:
My custom profile
gzip_level
int
changed
The new GZIP level of the profile. Smaller is less compression.

Sample:
2
gzip_memory_level
int
changed
The new GZIP memory level, in KB, of the profile.

Sample:
16
gzip_window_size
int
changed
The new GZIP window size, in KB, of the profile.

Sample:
64


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as certified which means that it is maintained by an Ansible Partner. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by an Ansible Partner, see here.

Author

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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