bigip_monitor_oracle – Manages BIG-IP Oracle monitors

New in version 1.3.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages BIG-IP Oracle monitors.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
app_service
string
The iApp service to be associated with this profile. When no service is specified, the default is None.
count
integer
Specifies the number of monitor probes after which the connection to the database will be terminated.
Count value of zero indicates that the connection will never be terminated.
database
string
Specifies the name of the database the monitor tries to access.
debug
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether the monitor sends error messages and additional information to a log file created and labeled specifically for this monitor.
description
string
Specifies descriptive text that identifies the monitor.
interval
integer
Specifies the frequency, in seconds, at which the system issues the monitor check when either the resource is down or the status of the resource is unknown.
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 '*'.
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 you set this option to yes, you must manually re-enable the resource before the system can use it for load balancing connections.
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
Monitor name.
parent
string
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed.
By default, this value is the oracle 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.
recv
string
Specifies the text string that the monitor looks for in the returned resource.
The most common receive expressions contain a text string that is included in a field in your database.
If you do not specify both send and a recv parameters, the monitor performs a simple service check and connect only.
recv_column
string
Specifies the column in the database where the specified recv string should be located.
This is an optional setting and is applicable only if you configure the send and the recv parameters.
recv_row
string
Specifies the row in the database where the specified recv string should be located.
This is an optional setting, and is applicable only if you configure the send and the recv parameters.
send
string
Specifies the SQL query the monitor sends to the target object.
Since the string may have special characters, the system may require the string be enclosed with single quotation marks. If this value is none, a valid connection suffices to determine the service is up. In this case, the system does not need the recv, recv-row, and recv-column options and ignores them even if not none.
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 number of seconds to wait after a resource first responds correctly to the monitor before setting the resource to 'up'.
During the interval, all responses from the resource must be correct.
When the interval expires, the resource is marked 'up'.
A value of 0 means the resource is marked up immediately upon receipt of the first correct response.
timeout
integer
Specifies the number of seconds the target has in which to 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'. When this value is set to 0 (zero), the system uses the interval from the parent monitor.
Note that timeout and time_until_up combine to control when a resource is set to up.
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 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.
update_password
string
    Choices:
  • always ←
  • on_create
always will update passwords if the target_password is specified.
on_create will only set the password for newly created monitors.

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 an oracle monitor
  bigip_monitor_oracle:
    ip: 10.10.10.10
    port: 10923
    name: my_oracle_monitor
    send: "SELECT status FROM v$instance"
    recv: OPEN
    recv_column: 2
    recv_row: 1
    database: primary1
    target_username: bigip
    target_password: secret
    update_password: on_create
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Modify an oracle monitor
  bigip_monitor_oracle:
    name: my_oracle_monitor
    recv_column: 4
    recv_row: 3
    database: primary2
    state: present
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove oracle monitor
  bigip_monitor_oracle:
    state: absent
    name: my_oracle_monitor
    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
app_service
string
changed
The iApp service associated with this monitor.

Sample:
/Common/good_service.app/good_service
database
string
changed
The name of the database that the monitor tries to access.

Sample:
primary1
debug
boolean
changed
Whether the monitor sends error messages and additional information to a log file created and labeled specifically for this monitor.

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
manual_resume
boolean
changed
Specifies whether the system automatically changes the status of a resource to up at the next successful monitor check.

Sample:
True
parent
string
changed
The parent monitor.

Sample:
/Common/foo_oracle
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
recv
string
changed
The text string that the monitor looks for in the returned resource.

Sample:
OPEN
recv_column
string
changed
The column in the database where the specified string should be located.

Sample:
2
recv_row
string
changed
The row in the database where the specified string should be located.

Sample:
1
send
string
changed
The SQL query the monitor sends to the target object.

Sample:
SELECT status FROM v$instance
target_username
string
changed
The user name for the the monitored target.

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



Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)