bigip_profile_oneconnect – Manage OneConnect profiles on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Manage OneConnect profiles on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
description
string
Description of the profile.
idle_timeout_override
string
Specifies the number of seconds that a connection is idle before the connection flow is eligible for deletion.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
You may specify a number of seconds for the timeout override.
When disabled, specifies that there is no timeout override for the connection.
When indefinite, Specifies that a connection may be idle with no timeout override.
limit_type
string
    Choices:
  • none
  • idle
  • strict
When none, simultaneous in-flight requests and responses over TCP connections to a pool member are counted toward the limit. This is the historical behavior.
When idle, idle connections will be dropped as the TCP connection limit is reached. For short intervals, during the overlap of the idle connection being dropped and the new connection being established, the TCP connection limit may be exceeded.
When strict, the TCP connection limit is honored with no exceptions. This means that idle connections will prevent new TCP connections from being made until they expire, even if they could otherwise be reused.
strict is not a recommended configuration except in very special cases with short expiration timeouts.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
maximum_age
integer
Specifies the maximum number of seconds allowed for a connection in the connection reuse pool.
For any connection with an age higher than this value, the system removes that connection from the re-use pool.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
maximum_reuse
integer
Specifies the maximum number of times that a server-side connection can be reused.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
maximum_size
integer
Specifies the maximum number of connections that the system holds in the connection reuse pool.
If the pool is already full, then a server-side connection closes after the response is completed.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the OneConnect profile.
parent
string
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 oneconnect profile.
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
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.
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.
share_pools
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Indicates that connections may be shared not only within a virtual server, but also among similar virtual servers
When yes, all virtual servers that use the same OneConnect and other internal network profiles can share connections.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
source_mask
string
Specifies a value that the system applies to the source address to determine its eligibility for reuse.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
The system applies the value of this setting to the server-side source address to determine its eligibility for reuse.
A mask of 0 causes the system to share reused connections across all source addresses. A host mask of 32 causes the system to share only those reused connections originating from the same source address.
When you are using a SNAT or SNAT pool, the server-side source address is translated first and then the OneConnect mask is applied to the translated address.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures that the profile exists.
When absent, ensures the profile is removed.
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 OneConnect profile
  bigip_profile_oneconnect:
    name: foo
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  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
Description of the profile.

Sample:
My profile
idle_timeout_override
string
changed
The new idle timeout override.

Sample:
disabled
limit_type
string
changed
New limit type of the profile.

Sample:
idle
maximum_age
integer
changed
Maximum number of seconds allowed for a connection in the connection reuse pool.

Sample:
2000
maximum_reuse
integer
changed
Maximum number of times that a server-side connection can be reused.

Sample:
1000
maximum_size
integer
changed
Maximum number of connections that the system holds in the connection reuse pool.

Sample:
3000
share_pools
boolean
changed
Share connections among similar virtual servers.

Sample:
True
source_mask
string
changed
Value that the system applies to the source address to determine its eligibility for reuse.

Sample:
255.255.255.255


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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