bigip_apm_policy_import – Manage BIG-IP APM policy or APM access profile imports

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manage BIG-IP APM policy or APM access profile imports.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
When set to yes any existing policy with the same name will be overwritten by the new import.
If a policy does not exist, this setting is ignored.
name
string / required
The name of the APM policy or APM access profile to create or override.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
provider
dictionary
added in 1.0.0
A dict object containing connection details.
auth_provider
string
Configures the auth provider for to obtain authentication tokens from the remote device.
This option is really used when working with BIG-IQ devices.
no_f5_teem
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
If yes, TEEM telemetry data is not sent to F5.
You may omit this option by setting the environment variable F5_TEEM.
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.
timeout
integer
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:
  • 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.
reuse_objects
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to yes and objects referred within the policy exist on the BIG-IP, those will be used instead of the objects defined in the policy.
Reusing existing objects reduces configuration size.
The configuration of existing objects might differ to the configuration of the objects defined in the policy!
source
path
Full path to a file to be imported into the BIG-IP APM.
type
string
    Choices:
  • profile_access ←
  • access_policy
  • profile_api_protection
Specifies the type of item to export from the device.

Notes

Note

  • Due to ID685681 it is not possible to execute ng_* tools via REST API on v12.x and 13.x, once this is fixed this restriction will be removed.
  • Requires BIG-IP >= 14.0.0
  • 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 f5networks.f5_modules.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: Import APM profile
  bigip_apm_policy_import:
    name: new_apm_profile
    source: /root/apm_profile.tar.gz
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Import APM policy
  bigip_apm_policy_import:
    name: new_apm_policy
    source: /root/apm_policy.tar.gz
    type: access_policy
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Override existing APM policy
  bigip_asm_policy:
    name: new_apm_policy
    source: /root/apm_policy.tar.gz
    force: yes
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Import APM profile without re-using existing configuration objects
  bigip_apm_policy_import:
    name: new_apm_profile
    source: /root/apm_profile.tar.gz
    reuse_objects: false
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

The following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
force
boolean
changed
Set when overwriting an existing policy or profile.

Sample:
True
name
string
changed
Name of the APM policy or APM access profile to be created/overwritten.

Sample:
APM_policy_global
reuse_objects
boolean
changed
Set when reusing existing objects on the BIG-IP.

Sample:
True
source
string
changed
Local path to APM policy file.

Sample:
/root/some_policy.tar.gz
type
string
changed
Set to specify type of item to export.

Sample:
access_policy


Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)