bigip_dns_nameserver – Manage LTM DNS nameservers on a BIG-IP

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages LTM DNS nameservers on a BIG-IP. These nameservers form part of what is known as DNS Express on a BIG-IP. This module does not configure GTM (DNS module) related functionality, nor does it configure system-level name servers that affect the ability of the base system to resolve DNS names.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
address
string
Specifies the IP address on which the DNS nameserver (client) or back-end DNS authoritative server (DNS Express server) listens for DNS messages.
When creating a new nameserver, if this value is not specified, the default is 127.0.0.1.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the nameserver.
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.
route_domain
string
Specifies the local route domain the DNS nameserver (client) or back-end DNS authoritative server (DNS Express server) uses for outbound traffic.
When creating a new nameserver, if this value is not specified, the default is 0.
service_port
string
Specifies the service port on which the DNS nameserver (client) or back-end DNS authoritative server (DNS Express server) listens for DNS messages.
When creating a new nameserver, if this value is not specified, the default is 53.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures the resource exists.
When absent, ensures the resource is removed.
tsig_key
string
Specifies the TSIG key the system uses to communicate with this DNS nameserver (client) or back-end DNS authoritative server (DNS Express server) for AXFR zone transfers.
If the nameserver is a client, then the system uses this TSIG key to verify the request and sign the response.
If this nameserver is a DNS Express server, then this TSIG key must match the TSIG key for the zone on the back-end DNS authoritative server.

Notes

Note

  • 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: Create a nameserver
  bigip_dns_nameserver:
    name: foo
    address: 10.10.10.10
    service_port: 53
    state: present
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

The following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
address
string
changed
Address which the nameserver listens for DNS messages.

Sample:
127.0.0.1
service_port
integer
changed
Service port on which the nameserver listens for DNS messages.

Sample:
53


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)