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netscaler_gslb_service - Manage gslb service entities in Netscaler.

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Manage gslb service entities in Netscaler.

Requirements

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

  • nitro python sdk

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
appflowlog
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
Enable logging appflow flow information.
cip
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
In the request that is forwarded to the GSLB service, insert a header that stores the client's IP address. Client IP header insertion is used in connection-proxy based site persistence.
cipheader
Name for the HTTP header that stores the client's IP address. Used with the Client IP option. If client IP header insertion is enabled on the service and a name is not specified for the header, the NetScaler appliance uses the name specified by the cipHeader parameter in the set ns param command or, in the GUI, the Client IP Header parameter in the Configure HTTP Parameters dialog box.
Minimum length = 1
clttimeout
Idle time, in seconds, after which a client connection is terminated. Applicable if connection proxy based site persistence is used.
Minimum value = 0
Maximum value = 31536000
cnameentry
Canonical name of the GSLB service. Used in CNAME-based GSLB.
Minimum length = 1
comment
Any comments that you might want to associate with the GSLB service.
downstateflush
    Choices:
  • enabled
  • disabled
Flush all active transactions associated with the GSLB service when its state transitions from UP to DOWN. Do not enable this option for services that must complete their transactions. Applicable if connection proxy based site persistence is used.
hashid
Unique hash identifier for the GSLB service, used by hash based load balancing methods.
Minimum value = 1
healthmonitor
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Monitor the health of the GSLB service.
ipaddress
IP address for the GSLB service. Should represent a load balancing, content switching, or VPN virtual server on the NetScaler appliance, or the IP address of another load balancing device.
maxaaausers
Maximum number of SSL VPN users that can be logged on concurrently to the VPN virtual server that is represented by this GSLB service. A GSLB service whose user count reaches the maximum is not considered when a GSLB decision is made, until the count drops below the maximum.
Minimum value = 0
Maximum value = 65535
maxbandwidth
Integer specifying the maximum bandwidth allowed for the service. A GSLB service whose bandwidth reaches the maximum is not considered when a GSLB decision is made, until its bandwidth consumption drops below the maximum.
maxclient
The maximum number of open connections that the service can support at any given time. A GSLB service whose connection count reaches the maximum is not considered when a GSLB decision is made, until the connection count drops below the maximum.
Minimum value = 0
Maximum value = 4294967294
monitor_bindings
Bind monitors to this gslb service
monitor_name
Monitor name.
weight
Weight to assign to the monitor-service binding.
A larger number specifies a greater weight.
Contributes to the monitoring threshold, which determines the state of the service.
Minimum value = 1
Maximum value = 100
monthreshold
Monitoring threshold value for the GSLB service. If the sum of the weights of the monitors that are bound to this GSLB service and are in the UP state is not equal to or greater than this threshold value, the service is marked as DOWN.
Minimum value = 0
Maximum value = 65535
nitro_pass
required
The password with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.
nitro_protocol
    Choices:
  • http ←
  • https
Which protocol to use when accessing the nitro API objects.
nitro_timeout Default:
310
Time in seconds until a timeout error is thrown when establishing a new session with Netscaler
nitro_user
required
The username with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.
nsip
required
The ip address of the netscaler appliance where the nitro API calls will be made.
The port can be specified with the colon (:). E.g. 192.168.1.1:555.
port
Port on which the load balancing entity represented by this GSLB service listens.
Minimum value = 1
Range 1 - 65535
* in CLI is represented as 65535 in NITRO API
publicip
The public IP address that a NAT device translates to the GSLB service's private IP address. Optional.
publicport
The public port associated with the GSLB service's public IP address. The port is mapped to the service's private port number. Applicable to the local GSLB service. Optional.
save_config
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If true the module will save the configuration on the netscaler node if it makes any changes.
The module will not save the configuration on the netscaler node if it made no changes.
servername
Name of the server hosting the GSLB service.
Minimum length = 1
servicename
Name for the GSLB service. Must begin with an ASCII alphanumeric or underscore _ character, and must contain only ASCII alphanumeric, underscore _, hash #, period ., space, colon :, at @, equals =, and hyphen - characters. Can be changed after the GSLB service is created.
Minimum length = 1
servicetype
    Choices:
  • HTTP
  • FTP
  • TCP
  • UDP
  • SSL
  • SSL_BRIDGE
  • SSL_TCP
  • NNTP
  • ANY
  • SIP_UDP
  • SIP_TCP
  • SIP_SSL
  • RADIUS
  • RDP
  • RTSP
  • MYSQL
  • MSSQL
  • ORACLE
Type of service to create.
sitename
Name of the GSLB site to which the service belongs.
Minimum length = 1
sitepersistence
    Choices:
  • ConnectionProxy
  • HTTPRedirect
  • NONE
Use cookie-based site persistence. Applicable only to HTTP and SSL GSLB services.
siteprefix
The site's prefix string. When the service is bound to a GSLB virtual server, a GSLB site domain is generated internally for each bound service-domain pair by concatenating the site prefix of the service and the name of the domain. If the special string NONE is specified, the site-prefix string is unset. When implementing HTTP redirect site persistence, the NetScaler appliance redirects GSLB requests to GSLB services by using their site domains.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The state of the resource being configured by the module on the netscaler node.
When present the resource will be created if needed and configured according to the module's parameters.
When absent the resource will be deleted from the netscaler node.
validate_certs Default:
yes
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: Setup gslb service 2

  delegate_to: localhost
  register: result
  check_mode: "{{ check_mode }}"

  netscaler_gslb_service:
    operation: present

    servicename: gslb-service-2
    cnameentry: example.com
    sitename: gslb-site-1

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
diff
dictionary
failure
List of differences between the actual configured object and the configuration specified in the module

Sample:
{ 'targetlbvserver': 'difference. ours: (str) server1 other: (str) server2' }
loglines
list
always
list of logged messages by the module

Sample:
['message 1', 'message 2']
msg
string
failure
Message detailing the failure reason

Sample:
Action does not exist


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 community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • George Nikolopoulos (@giorgos-nikolopoulos)

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