bigip_monitor_http – Manages F5 BIG-IP LTM HTTP monitors

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages F5 BIG-IP LTM HTTP monitors.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
description
string
The description of the monitor.
interval
integer
The interval specifying how frequently the monitor instance of this template will run. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value is 5. This value must be less than the timeout value.
ip
string
IP address part of the IP/port definition. If this parameter is not provided when creating a new monitor, the default value is '*'.
name
string / required
Monitor name.
parent
string
Default:
"/Common/http"
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed. By default, this value is the http 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 is '*'. If specifying an IP address, you must specify 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.
receive
string
The Receive string for the monitor call.
receive_disable
string
This setting works like receive, except the system marks the node or pool member disabled when its response matches the receive_disable string but not receive. To use this setting, you must specify both receive_disable and receive.
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.
send
string
The Send string for the monitor call. When creating a new monitor, if this value is not provided, the default GET /\r\n is used.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
When present, ensures the monitor exists.
When absent, ensures the monitor is removed.
target_password
string
Specifies the password, if the monitored target requires authentication.
target_username
string
Specifies the user name, if the monitored target requires authentication.
time_until_up
integer
Specifies the amount of time in seconds after the first successful response before a node is marked up. A value of 0 causes 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 is 16.

Notes

Note

  • Requires BIG-IP software version >= 12
  • 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 HTTP Monitor
  bigip_monitor_http:
    state: present
    ip: 10.10.10.10
    name: my_http_monitor
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove HTTP Monitor
  bigip_monitor_http:
    state: absent
    name: my_http_monitor
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Include a username and password in the HTTP monitor
  bigip_monitor_http:
    state: absent
    name: my_http_monitor
    target_username: monitor_user
    target_password: monitor_pass
    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
description
string
changed
The description of the monitor.

Sample:
Important_Monitor
interval
integer
changed
The new interval at which to run the monitor check.

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

Sample:
10.12.13.14
parent
string
changed
New parent template of the monitor.

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

Sample:
True
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


Status

Authors

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