bigip_gtm_wide_ip – Manages F5 BIG-IP GTM Wide IP

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages the F5 BIG-IP GTM (now BIG-IP DNS) Wide IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
aliases
list / elements=string
Specifies alternate domain names for the web site content you are load balancing.
You can use the same wildcard characters for aliases as you can for actual Wide IP names.
irules
list / elements=string
List of rules to be applied.
If you want to remove all existing iRules, specify a single empty value; "". See the documentation for an example.
last_resort_pool
string
Specifies which GTM pool for the system to use as the last resort pool for the Wide IP.
The valid pools for this parameter are those with the type specified in this module.
name
string / required
Wide IP name. This name must be formatted as a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). You can also use the alias wide_ip but this is deprecated and will be removed in a future Ansible version.

aliases: wide_ip
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
persist_cidr_ipv4
integer
Specifies a mask used to group IPv4 LDNS addresses. This feature allows one persistence record to be shared by LDNS addresses that match within this mask.
persist_cidr_ipv6
integer
Specifies a mask used to group IPv6 LDNS addresses. This feature allows one persistence record to be shared by LDNS addresses that match within this mask.
persistence
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, ensures that when a local DNS makes repetitive requests on behalf of a client, the system reconnects the client to the same resource as previous requests.
When no, ensures repetitive requests do not reconnect the client to the same resource.
persistence_ttl
integer
Specifies the time to maintain a connection between an local DNS and a particular virtual server.
pool_lb_method
string
    Choices:
  • round-robin
  • ratio
  • topology
  • global-availability
Specifies the load balancing method used to select a pool in this wide IP. This setting is relevant only when multiple pools are configured for a Wide IP.

aliases: lb_method
pools
list / elements=dictionary
The pools you want associated with the Wide IP.
If ratio is not provided when creating a new Wide IP, it will default to 1.
name
string / required
The name of the pool to include.
order
integer
Order of the pool in relation to other pools attached to this Wide IP.
Pool order is significant when the Global Availability load balancing method is used.
When order is not provided, the module assigns it value of 0.
ratio
integer
Ratio for the pool.
The system uses this number with the Ratio load balancing method.
When ratio is not provided, the module assigns it value of 0.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • disabled
  • enabled
When present or enabled, ensures the Wide IP exists and is enabled.
When absent, ensures the Wide IP has been removed.
When disabled, ensures the Wide IP exists and is disabled.
type
string
    Choices:
  • a
  • aaaa
  • cname
  • mx
  • naptr
  • srv
Specifies the type of Wide IP. GTM Wide IPs need to be keyed by query type in addition to name, because pool members need different attributes depending on the response RDATA they are meant to supply. This value is required if you are using BIG-IP versions >= 12.0.0.

Notes

Note

  • Support for TMOS versions below v12.x has been deprecated for this module, and will be removed in f5_modules 1.4.
  • 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: Set lb method
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Add iRules to the Wide IP
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    irules:
      - irule1
      - irule2
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove one iRule from the Virtual Server
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    irules:
      - irule1
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove all iRules from the Virtual Server
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    irules: ""
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Assign a pool with ratio to the Wide IP
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    pools:
      - name: pool1
        ratio: 100
        order: 2
      - name: pool1
        ratio: 100
        order: 1
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Assign a pool with persistence to the Wide IP
  bigip_gtm_wide_ip:
    pool_lb_method: round-robin
    name: my-wide-ip.example.com
    pools:
      - name: pool1
        persistence: yes
        persist_cidr_ipv4: 24
        persist_cidr_ipv6: 120
        persistence_ttl: 3500
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

The following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
aliases
list
changed
Aliases set on the Wide IP.

Sample:
['alias1.foo.com', '*.wildcard.domain']
irules
list
changed
iRules set on the Wide IP.

Sample:
['/Common/irule1', '/Common/irule2']
lb_method
string
changed
The new load balancing method used by the Wide IP.

Sample:
topology
persist_cidr_ipv4
integer
changed
Specifies a mask used to group IPv4 LDNS addresses.

Sample:
32
persist_cidr_ipv6
integer
changed
Specifies a mask used to group IPv6 LDNS addresses.

Sample:
128
persistence
boolean
changed
Whether pool connections will be persisted.

persistence_ttl
integer
changed
Specifies the persistence TTL between an local DNS and a particular virtual server.

Sample:
3600
state
string
changed
The new state of the Wide IP.

Sample:
disabled


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)
  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)