bigip_network_globals – Manage network global settings on BIG-IP

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Module to manage STP, Multicast, DAG, LLDP and Self Allow global settings on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
dag
dictionary
Manage global disaggregation settings.
dag_ipv6_prefix_len
integer
Specifies whether SPDAG or IPv6 prefix DAG should be used to disaggregate IPv6 traffic when vlan cmp hash is set to src-ip or dst-ip.
The valid value range is 0 - 128, with 128 value SPAG is in use.
This option is only available in TMOS version 13.x and above.
icmp_hash
string
    Choices:
  • icmp
  • ipicmp
Specifies the ICMP hash for ICMP echo request and ICMP echo reply in SW DAG.
When icmp, ICMP echo request and ICMP echo reply are disaggregated based on ICMP id.
When ipicmp, ICMP echo request and ICMP echo reply are disaggregated based on ICMP id and IP addresses.
This option is only available in TMOS version 13.x and above.
round_robin_mode
string
    Choices:
  • global
  • local
Specifies whether the round robin disaggregator (DAG) on a blade can disaggregate packets to all the TMMs in the system or only to the TMMs local to the blade.
When global, the DAG will disaggregate packets to all TMMs in the system.
When local, the DAG will disaggregate packets only to the TMMs local to the blade.
lldp
dictionary
Manage LLDP configuration options.
enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies the current status of LLDP.
When yes, the LLDP is enabled globally on the device.
When no, the LLDP is disabled globally on the device.
max_neighbors_per_port
integer
Specifies the maximum number of neighbors per port.
The valid value range is 0 - 65535.
reinit_delay
integer
Specifies the maximum number of seconds to wait after reaching the TTL interval before resetting TTL timer.
The valid value range is 0 - 65535.
tx_delay
integer
Specifies the number of seconds to wait for LLDP to initialize on an interface before sending LLDP message.
The valid value range is 0 - 65535.
tx_hold
integer
Specifies the multiplier that determines the LLDP Time to Live (TTL). TTL is determined by multiplying this value and tx_interval.
The valid value range is 0 - 65535.
tx_interval
integer
Specifies the interval devices use to send LLDP information from each of their interfaces.
The valid value range is 0 - 65535.
multicast
dictionary
Manage multicast traffic configuration options.
max_pending_packets
integer
Specifies the maximum number of packet queued on behalf of a single incomplete MFC entry.
The valid range is 0 - 4294967295.
max_pending_routes
integer
Specifies the number of incomplete MFC entries each TMM will allow to exist at one time.
The valid range is 0 - 4294967295.
rate_limit
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, the DB variable switchboard.maxmcastrate setting controls the multicast packet per second rate limiting in the switch.
route_lookup_timeout
integer
Specifies maximum lifetime of an incomplete MFC entry, in seconds.
The valid range is 0 - 4294967295.
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.
self_allow
dictionary
added in 1.1.0
Manage Self Allow global configuration options.
all
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Sets all or none ports and protocols as a system wide self_allow setting.
When yes, the self_allow allows all protocols and ports. This is the equivalent of setting all option in TMSH.
When no, the self_allow allows no protocols and ports. This is the equivalent of setting none option in TMSH.
defaults
list / elements=dictionary
The default set of protocols and ports allowed by a self IP if the self IP allow-service setting is default.
port
integer
The port number to be set.
The valid value range is 0 - 65535.
protocol
string
The protocol name to be set.
stp
dictionary
Manage global settings for STP on BIG-IP.
config_name
string
Specifies the configuration name. The accepted length is from 1 to 32 characters.
Only has effect when the mode is mstp.
config_revision
integer
Specifies the revision level of the MSTP configuration, when mode is mstp.
You must specify a number in the range of 0 to 65535.
description
string
User-defined description.
fwd_delay
integer
The number of seconds for which an interface was blocked from forwarding network traffic after a reconfiguration of the spanning tree topology. This parameter has no effect when rstp or mstp modes are used, as long as all bridges in the spanning tree use the RSTP or MSTP protocol.
If any legacy STP bridges are present, neighboring bridges must fall back to the old protocol, whose reconfiguration time is affected by the forward delay value.
The valid range is 4 to 30.
hello_time
integer
Specifies the time interval in seconds between the periodic transmissions that communicate spanning tree information to the adjacent bridges in the network.
The hello time set by default on the device is optimal in virtually all cases. F5 recommends that you do not change the hello time.
The valid range is 1 to 10.
max_age
integer
Specifies the number of seconds for which spanning tree information received from other bridges is considered valid.
The valid range is 6 to 40 seconds.
max_hops
integer
Specifies the maximum number of hops an MSTP packet may travel before it is discarded.
This option only takes effect when mode is mstp.
The number of hops must be in the range of 1 to 255.
mode
string
    Choices:
  • disabled
  • mstp
  • passthru
  • rstp
  • stp
Specifies the spanning tree mode.
The mstp, rstp and stp options are only supported on hardware platforms. Attempting to set these modes on VE type platforms will result in failure. The only valid options on VE type platforms are: passthru and disabled.
transmit_hold
integer
Specifies the absolute limit on the number of spanning tree protocol packets the traffic management system may transmit on a port in any hello time interval.
The valid range is 1 to 10 packets.

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: Update STP settings
  bigip_network_globals:
    stp:
      config_name: foobar
      config_revision: 1
      max_hops: 20
      mode: mstp
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update DAG settings
  bigip_network_globals:
    dag:
      icmp_hash: ipicmp
      round_robin_mode: local
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: Update multiple settings
  bigip_network_globals:
    stp:
      config_name: foobar
      config_revision: 1
      max_hops: 20
      mode: mstp
    dag:
      icmp_hash: ipicmp
      round_robin_mode: local
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

The following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
dag
complex
changed
Manage multicast traffic configuration options.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  dag_ipv6_prefix_len
integer
changed
Specifies whether SPDAG or IPv6 prefix DAG should be used to disaggregate IPv6 traffic.

Sample:
128
  icmp_hash
string
changed
Specifies the ICMP hash for the ICMP echo request and ICMP echo reply in SW DAG.

Sample:
ipicmp
  round_robin_mode
string
changed
The mode of operation of the DAG on a blade.

Sample:
local
lldp
complex
changed
Manage multicast traffic configuration options.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  enabled
boolean
changed
The current status of LLDP.

Sample:
True
  max_neighbors_per_port
integer
changed
The maximum number of neighbors per port.

Sample:
128
  reinit_delay
integer
changed
The maximum number of seconds to wait before resetting the TTL timer after reaching the TTL interval.

Sample:
30
  tx_delay
integer
changed
The number of seconds to wait for LLDP to initialize on an interface before sending LLDP message.

Sample:
500
  tx_hold
integer
changed
The multiplier that determines the LLDP Time to Live.

Sample:
10
  tx_interval
integer
changed
The interval devices use to send LLDP information from each of their interfaces.

Sample:
240
multicast
complex
changed
Manage multicast traffic configuration options.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  max_pending_packets
integer
changed
The maximum number of packet queued on behalf of a single incomplete MFC entry.

Sample:
3000
  max_pending_routes
integer
changed
The number of incomplete MFC entries each TMM will allow to exist at one time.

Sample:
50
  rate_limit
boolean
changed
Enables DB variable control over multicast packet per second rate limiting in the switch.

Sample:
True
  route_lookup_timeout
integer
changed
The maximum lifetime of an incomplete MFC entry, in seconds.

Sample:
20
self_allow
complex
changed
Manages self_allow system wide settings.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  all
boolean
changed
Allows all or none ports and protocols as a system wide self_allow setting.

Sample:
True
  defaults
complex
changed
The default set of protocols and ports allowed by a self IP.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
    port
integer
changed
The port number to be set.

Sample:
443
    protocol
string
changed
The protocol name to be set.

Sample:
tcp
stp
complex
changed
Manage global settings for STP on BIG-IP.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  config_name
string
changed
The configuration name.

Sample:
foobar
  config_revision
integer
changed
The revision level of the MSTP configuration.

Sample:
2
  description
string
changed
User-defined description.

Sample:
My description
  fwd_delay
integer
changed
The number of seconds for which an interface was blocked from forwarding network traffic.

Sample:
4
  hello_time
integer
changed
The time interval at seconds between the periodic transmissions of spanning tree information.

Sample:
2
  max_age
integer
changed
The number of seconds that spanning tree information received from other bridges is considered valid.

Sample:
30
  max_hops
integer
changed
The maximum number of hops an MSTP packet may travel before it is discarded.

Sample:
15
  mode
string
changed
The spanning tree mode.

Sample:
mstp
  transmit_hold
integer
changed
The limit on the number of STP the traffic management system may transmit on a port in any hello time interval.

Sample:
5


Status

Authors

  • Wojciech Wypior (@wojtek0806)