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bigip_ucs – Manage upload, installation and removal of UCS files

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manage upload, installation and removal of UCS files.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes will upload the file every time and replace the file on the device. If no, the file will only be uploaded if it does not already exist. Generally should be yes only in cases where you have reason to believe that the image was corrupted during upload.
include_chassis_level_config
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
During restore of the UCS file, include chassis level configuration that is shared among boot volume sets. For example, cluster default configuration.
no_license
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Performs a full restore of the UCS file and all the files it contains, with the exception of the license file. The option must be used to restore a UCS on RMA devices (Returned Materials Authorization).
no_platform_check
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Bypasses the platform check and allows a UCS that was created using a different platform to be installed. By default (without this option), a UCS created from a different platform is not allowed to be installed.
passphrase
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies the passphrase that is necessary to load the specified UCS file.
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.
reset_trust
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When specified, the device and trust domain certs and keys are not loaded from the UCS. Instead, a new set is regenerated.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • installed
  • present ←
When installed, ensures that the UCS is uploaded and installed, on the system. When present, ensures that the UCS is uploaded. When absent, the UCS will be removed from the system. When installed, the uploading of the UCS is idempotent, however the installation of that configuration is not idempotent.
ucs
string
The path to the UCS file to install. The parameter must be provided if the state is either installed or activated. When state is absent, the full path for this parameter will be ignored and only the filename will be used to select a UCS for removal. Therefore you could specify /mickey/mouse/test.ucs and this module would only look for test.ucs.
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

  • Only the most basic checks are performed by this module. Other checks and considerations need to be taken into account. See the following URL. https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/11000/300/sol11318.html
  • This module does not handle devices with the FIPS 140 HSM
  • This module does not handle BIG-IPs systems on the 6400, 6800, 8400, or 8800 hardware platform.
  • This module does not verify that the new or replaced SSH keys from the UCS file are synchronized between the BIG-IP system and the SCCP
  • This module does not support the ‘rma’ option
  • This module does not support restoring a UCS archive on a BIG-IP 1500, 3400, 4100, 6400, 6800, or 8400 hardware platform other than the system from which the backup was created
  • The UCS restore operation restores the full configuration only if the hostname of the target system matches the hostname on which the UCS archive was created. If the hostname does not match, only the shared configuration is restored. You can ensure hostnames match by using the bigip_hostname Ansible module in a task before using this module.
  • This module does not support re-licensing a BIG-IP restored from a UCS
  • This module does not support restoring encrypted archives on replacement RMA units.
  • 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: Upload UCS
  bigip_ucs:
    ucs: /root/bigip.localhost.localdomain.ucs
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Install (upload, install) UCS.
  bigip_ucs:
    ucs: /root/bigip.localhost.localdomain.ucs
    state: installed
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Install (upload, install) UCS without installing the license portion
  bigip_ucs:
    ucs: /root/bigip.localhost.localdomain.ucs
    state: installed
    no_license: yes
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Install (upload, install) UCS except the license, and bypassing the platform check
  bigip_ucs:
    ucs: /root/bigip.localhost.localdomain.ucs
    state: installed
    no_license: yes
    no_platform_check: yes
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Install (upload, install) UCS using a passphrase necessary to load the UCS
  bigip_ucs:
    ucs: /root/bigip.localhost.localdomain.ucs
    state: installed
    passphrase: MyPassphrase1234
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove uploaded UCS file
  bigip_ucs:
    ucs: bigip.localhost.localdomain.ucs
    state: absent
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)
  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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