bigip_monitor_dns – Manage DNS monitors on a BIG-IP

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages DNS health monitors on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
accept_rcode
string
    Choices:
  • no-error
  • anything
Specifies the RCODE required in the response for an up status.
When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is no-error.
When no-error, specifies the status of the node will be marked up if the received DNS message has no error.
When anything, specifies the status of the node will be marked up irrespective of the RCODE in the DNS message received.
If this parameter is set to anything, it will disregard the receive string, and nullify it if the monitor is being updated.
adaptive
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether adaptive response time monitoring is enabled for this monitor.
When yes, the monitor determines the state of a service based on how divergent from the mean latency a monitor probe for that service is allowed to be. Also, values for the allowed_divergence, adaptive_limit, and and sampling_timespan will be enforced.
When disabled, the monitor determines the state of a service based on the interval, up_interval, time_until_up, and timeout monitor settings.
adaptive_limit
integer
Specifies the absolute number of milliseconds that may not be exceeded by a monitor probe, regardless of allowed_divergence setting, for a probe to be considered successful.
This value applies regardless of the value of the allowed_divergence setting.
While this value can be configured when adaptive is no, it will not take effect on the system until adaptive is yes.
allowed_divergence_type
string
    Choices:
  • relative
  • absolute
When specifying a new monitor, if adaptive is yes, the default is relative.
When absolute, the number of milliseconds the latency of a monitor probe can exceed the mean latency of a monitor probe for the service being probed. In typical cases, if the monitor detects three probes in a row that miss the latency value you set, the pool member or node is marked down.
When relative, the percentage of deviation the latency of a monitor probe can exceed the mean latency of a monitor probe for the service being probed.
allowed_divergence_value
integer
When specifying a new monitor, if adaptive is yes, and type is relative, the default is 25 percent.
answer_section_contains
string
    Choices:
  • any-type
  • anything
  • query-type
Specifies the type of DNS query the monitor sends.
When creating a new monitor, if this value is not specified, the default value is query-type.
When query-type, specifies that the response should contain at least one answer of which the resource record type matches the query type.
When any-type, specifies the DNS message should contain at least one answer.
When anything, specifies an empty answer is enough to mark the status of the node up.
description
string
The description of the monitor.
interval
integer
The interval specifying how frequently the monitor instance of this template will run.
This value must be less than the timeout value.
When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not provided, the default 5 will be used.
ip
string
IP address part of the IP/port definition.
If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value will be *.
manual_resume
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the system automatically changes the status of a resource to enabled at the next successful monitor check.
If yes, you must manually re-enable the resource before the system can use it for load balancing connections.
When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is no.
When yes, specifies you must manually re-enable the resource after an unsuccessful monitor check.
When no, specifies the system automatically changes the status of a resource to enabled at the next successful monitor check.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the monitor.
parent
string
Default:
"/Common/dns"
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the dns parent on the Common partition.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
port
string
Port address part of the IP/port definition.
If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value will be *.
Note that if specifying an IP address, you must use a value between 1 and 65535.
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.
query_name
string
Specifies a query name for the monitor to use in a DNS query.
query_type
string
    Choices:
  • a
  • aaaa
Specifies the type of DNS query the monitor sends.
When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is a.
When a, specifies the monitor will send a DNS query of type A.
When aaaa, specifies the monitor will send a DNS query of type AAAA.
receive
string
Specifies the IP address the monitor uses from the resource record sections of the DNS response.
The IP address should be specified in the dotted-decimal notation or IPv6 notation.
reverse
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the monitor operates in reverse mode.
When the monitor is in reverse mode, a successful receive string match marks the monitored object down instead of up. You can use the this mode only if you configure the receive option.
This parameter is not compatible with the time_until_up parameter. If time_until_up is specified, it must be 0. Or, if it already exists, it must be 0.
sampling_timespan
integer
Specifies the length, in seconds, of the probe history window the system uses to calculate the mean latency and standard deviation of a monitor probe.
While this value can be configured when adaptive is no, it will not take effect on the system until adaptive is yes.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures the monitor exists.
When absent, ensures the monitor is removed.
time_until_up
integer
Specifies the amount of time in seconds after the first successful response before a node will be marked up.
A value of 0 will cause a node to be marked up immediately after a valid response is received from the node.
If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value will be 0.
timeout
integer
The number of seconds in which the node or service must respond to the monitor request.
If the target responds within the set time period, it is considered up.
If the target does not respond within the set time period, it is considered down.
You can change this to any number, however, it should be 3 times the interval number of seconds plus 1 second.
If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value will be 16.
transparent
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the monitor operates in transparent mode.
Monitors in transparent mode can monitor pool members through firewalls.
When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not provided, the default value will be no.
up_interval
integer
Specifies the interval for the system to use to perform the health check when a resource is up.
When 0, specifies the system uses the interval specified in interval to check the health of the resource.
When any other number, enables you to specify a different interval to use when checking the health of a resource that is up.
When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not provided, the default 0 will be used.

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 DNS monitor
  bigip_monitor_dns:
    name: DNS-UDP-V6
    interval: 2
    query_name: localhost
    query_type: aaaa
    up_interval: 5
    adaptive: no
    state: present
    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
accept_rcode
string
changed
RCODE required in the response for an up status.

Sample:
no-error
adaptive
boolean
changed
Whether adaptive is enabled or not.

Sample:
True
adaptive_limit
integer
changed
Absolute number of milliseconds that may not be exceeded by a monitor probe.

Sample:
200
allowed_divergence_type
string
changed
Type of divergence used for adaptive response time monitoring.

Sample:
absolute
allowed_divergence_value
integer
changed
Value of the type of divergence used for adaptive response time monitoring.
May be percent or ms depending on whether relative or absolute.

Sample:
25
answer_section_contains
string
changed
Type of DNS query that the monitor sends.

Sample:
query-type
description
string
changed
The description of the monitor.

Sample:
Important Monitor
interval
integer
changed
The new interval in which to run the monitor check.

Sample:
2
ip
string
changed
The new IP of IP/port definition.

Sample:
10.12.13.14
manual_resume
string
changed
Whether the system automatically changes the status of a resource to enabled at the next successful monitor check.

Sample:
query-type
parent
string
changed
New parent template of the monitor.

Sample:
http
port
string
changed
Alias port or service for the monitor to check, on behalf of the pools or pool members with which the monitor is associated.

Sample:
80
query_name
string
changed
Query name for the monitor to use in a DNS query.

Sample:
foo
query_type
string
changed
Type of DNS query the monitor sends. Either a or aaaa.

Sample:
aaaa
receive
string
changed
IP address the monitor uses from the resource record sections of the DNS response.

Sample:
2.3.2.4
reverse
boolean
changed
Whether the monitor operates in reverse mode.

Sample:
True
sampling_timespan
integer
changed
Absolute number of milliseconds that may not be exceeded by a monitor probe.

Sample:
200
time_until_up
integer
changed
The new time in which to mark a system as up after first successful response.

Sample:
2
timeout
integer
changed
The new timeout in which the remote system must respond to the monitor.

Sample:
10
transparent
boolean
changed
Whether the monitor operates in transparent mode.

up_interval
integer
changed
Interval for the system to use to perform the health check when a resource is up.



Status

Authors

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