bigiq_device_discovery – Manage BIG-IP devices through BIG-IQ

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Discovers and imports BIG-IP device configuration on the BIG-IQ.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
access_conflict_policy
string
    Choices:
  • use_bigiq
  • use_bigip
  • keep_version
Sets the conflict resolution policy for Access module apm objects, only used when apm module is specified.
access_group_first_device
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Specifies if the imported device is the first device in the access group to import shared configuration for that access group.
access_group_name
string
Access group name to import Access configuration for devices, once set it cannot be changed.
conflict_policy
string
    Choices:
  • use_bigiq ←
  • use_bigip
Sets the conflict resolution policy for shared objects across BIG-IP devices, except LTM profiles and monitors.
device_address
string / required
The IP address of the BIG-IP device to be imported/managed.
device_conflict_policy
string
    Choices:
  • use_bigiq ←
  • use_bigip
Sets the conflict resolution policy for objects that are specific to a particular to a BIG-IP device and not shared among BIG-IP devices.
device_password
string
The administrator password for the BIG-IP device.
This parameter is only required when adding a new BIG-IP device to be managed.
device_port
integer
Default:
443
The port on which a device trust setup between BIG-IQ and BIG-IP should happen.
device_username
string
The administrator username for the BIG-IP device.
This parameter is only required when adding a new BIG-IP device to be managed.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Forces rediscovery and import of existing modules on the managed BIG-IP
ha_name
string
DSC cluster name of the BIG-IP device to be managed.
This is optional if the managed device is not a part of a cluster group.
When use_bigiq_sync is set to yes then this parameter becomes mandatory.
modules
list
    Choices:
  • ltm
  • asm
  • apm
  • afm
  • dns
  • websafe
  • security_shared
List of modules to be discovered and imported into the device.
These modules must be provisioned on the target device otherwise operation will fail.
The ltm module must always be specified when performing discovery or re-discovery of the the device.
When asm or afm are specified shared_security module needs to also be declared.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The state of the managed device on the system.
When present, enables new device addition as well as device rediscovery/import.
When absent, completely removes the device from the system.
statistics
-
Specify the statistics collection for discovered device.
enable
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Enables statistics collection on a device
interval
integer
    Choices:
  • 30
  • 60 ←
  • 120
  • 500
Specify the interval in seconds the data is collected from the discovered device.
stat_modules
list
    Choices:
  • device ←
  • ltm ←
  • dns
Default:
["device", "ltm"]
Specifies for which modules the data is being collected.
zone
string
Default:
"default"
Specify in which DCD zone is collecting the data from device.
use_bigiq_sync
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When set to true, BIG-IQ will manually synchronize configuration changes between members in a DSC cluster.
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.
versioned_conflict_policy
string
    Choices:
  • use_bigiq
  • use_bigip
  • keep_version
Sets the conflict resolution policy for LTM profile and monitor objects that are specific to a BIG-IP software version.

Notes

Note

  • BIG-IQ >= 6.1.0.
  • This module does not support atomic removal of discovered modules on the device.
  • 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: Discover a new device and import config, use default conflict policy.
  bigiq_device_discovery:
    device_address: 192.168.1.1
    device_username: bigipadmin
    device_password: bigipsecret
    modules:
      - ltm
      - afm
      - shared_security
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Discover a new device and import config, use non- default conflict policy.
  bigiq_device_discovery:
    device_address: 192.168.1.1
    modules:
      - ltm
      - dns
    conflict_policy: use_bigip
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Force full device rediscovery
  bigiq_device_discovery:
    device_address: 192.168.1.1
    modules:
      - ltm
      - afm
      - dns
      - shared_security
    force: yes
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove discovered device and its config
  bigiq_device_discovery:
    device_address: 192.168.1.1
    state: absent
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
access_conflict_policy
string
changed
Sets the conflict resolution policy for Access module apm objects.

Sample:
keep_version
access_group_first_device
boolean
changed
First device in the access group to import shared configuration for that access group.

Sample:
True
access_group_name
string
changed
Access group name to import Access configuration for devices.

Sample:
foo_group
conflict_policy
string
changed
Sets the conflict resolution policy for shared objects across BIG-IP devices.

Sample:
use_bigip
device_address
string
changed
The IP address of the BIG-IP device to be imported/managed.

Sample:
192.168.1.1
device_conflict_policy
string
changed
Sets the conflict resolution policy for objects that are specific to a particular to a BIG-IP device.

Sample:
use_bigip
device_port
integer
changed
The port on which a device trust setup between BIG-IQ and BIG-IP should happen.

Sample:
10443
ha_name
string
changed
DSC cluster name of the BIG-IP device to be managed.

Sample:
GROUP_1
modules
list
changed
List of modules to be discovered and imported into the device.

Sample:
['ltm', 'dns']
use_bigiq_sync
boolean
changed
Indicate if BIG-IQ should manually synchronise DSC configuration.

Sample:
True
versioned_conflict_policy
string
changed
Sets the conflict resolution policy for LTM profile and monitor objects.

Sample:
keep_version


Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)

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