bigip_iapp_template – Manages TCL iApp templates on a BIG-IP.

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages TCL iApp templates on a BIG-IP. This module allows you to deploy iApp templates to the BIG-IP and manage their lifecycle. The conventional way to use this module is to import new iApps as needed, or by extracting the contents of the iApp archive that is provided at downloads.f5.com, and then importing all the iApps with this module. This module can also update existing iApps provided the source of the iApp changed while the name stayed the same. Note that this module will not reconfigure any services that may have been created using the bigip_iapp_service module. iApps are normally not updated in production. Instead, new versions are deployed and then existing services are changed to consume that new template. As such, the ability to update templates in-place requires using the force option.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
content
string
Sets the contents of an iApp template directly to the specified value. This is for simple values, but can be used with lookup plugins for anything complex or with formatting. content must be provided when creating new templates.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether or not to force the uploading of an iApp. When yes, the system will force update the iApp even if there are iApp services using it. This will not update the running service, use bigip_iapp_service to do that. When no, the system updates the iApp only if there are no iApp services using the template.
name
string
The name of the iApp template you want to delete. This option is only available when specifying a state of absent and is provided as a way to delete templates that you may no longer have the source of.
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.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the iApp template should exist or not.

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: Add the iApp contained in template iapp.tmpl
  bigip_iapp_template:
    content: "{{ lookup('template', 'iapp.tmpl') }}"
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update a template in place
  bigip_iapp_template:
    content: "{{ lookup('template', 'iapp-new.tmpl') }}"
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update a template in place that has existing services created from it.
  bigip_iapp_template:
    content: "{{ lookup('template', 'iapp-new.tmpl') }}"
    force: yes
    state: present
    provider:
      user: admin
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
  delegate_to: localhost

Status

Authors

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