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bigip_qkview - Manage qkviews on the device

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manages creating and downloading qkviews from a BIG-IP. Various options can be provided when creating qkviews. The qkview is important when dealing with F5 support. It may be required that you upload this qkview to the supported channels during resolution of an SRs that you may have opened.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
asm_request_log
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When True, includes the ASM request log data. When False, excludes the ASM request log data.
complete_information
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Include complete information in the qkview.
dest
required
Destination on your local filesystem when you want to save the qkview.
exclude
    Choices:
  • all
  • audit
  • secure
  • bash_history
Exclude various file from the qkview.
exclude_core
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Exclude core files from the qkview.
filename Default:
localhost.localdomain.qkview
Name of the qkview to create on the remote BIG-IP.
force
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, the file will only be transferred if the destination does not exist.
max_file_size Default:
0
Max file size, in bytes, of the qkview to create. By default, no max file size is specified.
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.
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

  • This module does not include the “max time” or “restrict to blade” options.
  • 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: Fetch a qkview from the remote device
  bigip_qkview:
    asm_request_log: yes
    exclude:
      - audit
      - secure
    dest: /tmp/localhost.localdomain.qkview
  delegate_to: localhost

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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