bigip_monitor_smtp – Manage SMTP monitors on a BIG-IP

New in version 1.1.0.

Synopsis

  • Manage SMTP monitors on a BIG-IP.

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.
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.
When yes the system redirects error messages and additional information to the /var/log/monitors/<monitor_name>-<node_name>-<port>.log file.
description
string
The description of the monitor.
domain
string
Specifies the domain name to check.
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 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 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
The parent template of this monitor template. Once this value has been set, it cannot be changed.
When creating a new monitor, if this parameter is not specified, the default is the system-supplied smtp monitor.
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.
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, then 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 31.
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 SMTP Monitor
  bigip_monitor_smtp:
    state: present
    ip: 10.10.10.10
    name: my_smtp_monitor
    domain: foo.com
    provider:
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
      password: secret
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Remove SMTP Monitor
  bigip_monitor_smtp:
    state: absent
    name: my_smtp_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
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
domain
string
changed
Specifies the domain name to check.

Sample:
bigipinternal.com
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
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_smtp
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
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)