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bigip_provision - Manage BIG-IP module provisioning

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP module provisioning. This module will only provision at the standard levels of Dedicated, Nominal, and Minimum.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
level
    Choices:
  • dedicated
  • nominal ←
  • minimum
Sets the provisioning level for the requested modules. Changing the level for one module may require modifying the level of another module. For example, changing one module to dedicated requires setting all others to none. Setting the level of a module to none means that the module is not activated.
This parameter is not relevant to cgnat and will not be applied to the cgnat module.
module
required
    Choices:
  • am
  • afm
  • apm
  • asm
  • avr
  • cgnat
  • fps
  • gtm
  • ilx
  • lc
  • ltm
  • pem
  • sam
  • swg
  • vcmp
The module to provision in BIG-IP.

aliases: name
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
The state of the provisioned module on the system. When present, guarantees that the specified module is provisioned at the requested level provided that there are sufficient resources on the device (such as physical RAM) to support the provisioned module. When absent, de-provision the module.
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: Provision PEM at "nominal" level
  bigip_provision:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    module: pem
    level: nominal
    password: secret
    user: admin
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Provision a dedicated SWG. This will unprovision every other module
  bigip_provision:
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    module: swg
    password: secret
    level: dedicated
    user: admin
    validate_certs: no
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
level
string
changed
The new provisioning level of the module.

Sample:
minimum


Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

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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