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bigip_profile_tcp - Manage TCP profiles on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manage TCP profiles on a BIG-IP. Many TCP profiles; each with their own adjustments to the standard tcp profile. Users of this module should be aware that many of the adjustable knobs have no module default. Instead, the default is assigned by the BIG-IP system itself which, in most cases, is acceptable.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
idle_timeout
Specifies the length of time that a connection is idle (has no traffic) before the connection is eligible for deletion.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the remote device will choose a default value appropriate for the profile, based on its parent profile.
When a number is specified, indicates the number of seconds that the TCP connection can remain idle before the system deletes it.
When 0, or indefinite, specifies that the system does not delete TCP connections regardless of how long they remain idle.
name
required
Specifies the name of the 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 tcp 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.
time_wait_recycle
bool

(added in 2.7)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies that connections in a TIME-WAIT state are reused, if a SYN packet, indicating a request for a new connection, is received.
When no, connections in a TIME-WAIT state remain unused for a specified length of time.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
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 a TCP profile
  bigip_profile_tcp:
    name: foo
    parent: f5-tcp-progressive
    time_wait_recycle: no
    idle_timeout: 300
    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
idle_timeout
int
changed
The new idle timeout of the resource.

Sample:
100
parent
string
changed
The new parent of the resource.

Sample:
f5-tcp-optimized
time_wait_recycle
bool
changed
Reuse connections in TIME-WAIT state

Sample:
True


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)
  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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