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bigip_snmp - Manipulate general SNMP settings on a BIG-IP

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manipulate general SNMP settings on a BIG-IP.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
agent_authentication_traps
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
When enabled, ensures that the system sends authentication warning traps to the trap destinations. This is usually disabled by default on a BIG-IP.
agent_status_traps
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
When enabled, ensures that the system sends a trap whenever the SNMP agent starts running or stops running. This is usually enabled by default on a BIG-IP.
allowed_addresses
(added in 2.6)
Configures the IP addresses of the SNMP clients from which the snmpd daemon accepts requests.
This value can be hostnames, IP addresses, or IP networks.
You may specify a single list item of default to set the value back to the system's default of 127.0.0.0/8.
You can remove all allowed addresses by either providing the word none, or by providing the empty string "".
contact
Specifies the name of the person who administers the SNMP service for this system.
device_warning_traps
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
When enabled, ensures that the system sends device warning traps to the trap destinations. This is usually enabled by default on a BIG-IP.
location
Specifies the description of this system's physical location.
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

  • 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: Set snmp contact
  bigip_snmp:
    contact: Joe User
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    user: admin
    validate_certs: false
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Set snmp location
  bigip_snmp:
    location: US West 1
    password: secret
    server: lb.mydomain.com
    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
agent_authentication_traps
string
changed
Value that the authentication status traps was set to.

Sample:
enabled
agent_status_traps
string
changed
Value that the agent status traps was set to.

Sample:
enabled
allowed_addresses
list
changed
The new allowed addresses for SNMP client connections.

Sample:
['127.0.0.0/8', 'foo.bar.com', '10.10.10.10']
contact
string
changed
The new value for the person who administers SNMP on the device.

Sample:
Joe User
device_warning_traps
string
changed
Value that the warning status traps was set to.

Sample:
enabled
location
string
changed
The new value for the system's physical location.

Sample:
US West 1a


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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