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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.

Parameters

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

  • This module does not include the “max time” or “restrict to blade” options.
  • If you are using this module with either Ansible Tower or Ansible AWX, you should be aware of how these Ansible products execute jobs in restricted environments. More informat can be found here https://clouddocs.f5.com/products/orchestration/ansible/devel/usage/module-usage-with-tower.html
  • 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: Fetch a qkview from the remote device
  bigip_qkview:
    asm_request_log: yes
    exclude:
      - audit
      - secure
    dest: /tmp/localhost.localdomain.qkview
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)

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