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bigiq_application_fastl4_udp - Manages BIG-IQ FastL4 UDP applications

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Manages BIG-IQ applications used for load balancing a UDP-based application with a FastL4 profile.

Requirements

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

  • f5-sdk >= 3.0.16

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
add_analytics
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Collects statistics of the BIG-IP that the application is deployed to.
This parameter is only relevant when specifying a service_environment which is a BIG-IP; not an SSG.
description
Description of the application.
inbound_virtual
Settings to configure the virtual which will receive the inbound connection.
netmask
required
Specifies the netmask to associate with the given destination.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
port Default:
53
The port that the virtual listens for connections on.
When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value of 53 will be used.
address
required
Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
name
required
Name of the new application.
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.
servers
A list of servers that the application is hosted on.
If you are familiar with other BIG-IP setting, you might also refer to this list as the list of pool members.
When creating a new application, at least one server is required.
port Default:
8000
The port of the server.
When creating a new application and specifying a server, if this parameter is not provided, the default of 8000 will be used.
address
required
The IP address of the server.
service_environment
Specifies the name of service environment that the application will be deployed to.
When creating a new application, this parameter is required.
The service environment type will be discovered by this module automatically. Therefore, it is crucial that you maintain unique names for items in the different service environment types.
SSGs are not supported for this type of application.
state
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The state of the resource on the system.
When present, guarantees that the resource exists with the provided attributes.
When absent, removes the resource from the system.
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.
wait
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If the module should wait for the application to be created, deleted or updated.

Notes

Note

  • This module does not support updating of your application (whether deployed or not). If you need to update the application, the recommended practice is to remove and re-create.
  • Requires BIG-IQ version 6.0 or greater.
  • 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: Load balance a UDP-based application with a FastL4 profile
  bigiq_application_fastl4_udp:
    name: my-app
    description: My description
    service_environment: my-bigip-device
    servers:
      - address: 1.2.3.4
        port: 8080
      - address: 5.6.7.8
        port: 8080
    inbound_virtual:
      name: foo
      address: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 53
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
description
string
changed
The new description of the application of the resource.

Sample:
My application
inbound_virtual_destination
string
changed
The destination of the virtual that was created.

Sample:
6.7.8.9
inbound_virtual_netmask
string
changed
The network mask of the provided inbound destination.

Sample:
255.255.255.0
inbound_virtual_port
int
changed
The port the inbound virtual address listens on.

Sample:
80
servers
complex
changed
List of servers, and their ports, that make up the application.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  port
int
changed
The port that the server listens on.

Sample:
8080
  address
string
changed
The IP address of the server.

Sample:
2.3.4.5
service_environment
string
changed
The environment which the service was deployed to.

Sample:
my-ssg1


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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