bigip_profile_persistence_src_addr – Manage source address persistence profiles

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages source address persistence profiles on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
entry_timeout
string
Specifies the duration of the persistence entries.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
To specify an indefinite timeout, use the value indefinite.
If specifying a numeric timeout, the value must be between 1 and 4294967295.
hash_algorithm
string
    Choices:
  • default
  • carp
Specifies the algorithm the system uses for hash persistence load balancing. The hash result is the input for the algorithm.
When default, specifies the system uses the index of pool members to obtain the hash result for the input to the algorithm.
When carp, specifies the system uses the Cache Array Routing Protocol (CARP) to obtain the hash result for the input to the algorithm.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
mask
string
Specifies a value the system applies as the prefix length.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
match_across_pools
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, specifies the system can use any pool that contains this persistence record.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
match_across_services
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, specifies all persistent connections from a client IP address that go to the same virtual IP address also go to the same node.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
match_across_virtuals
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, specifies all persistent connections from the same client IP address go to the same node.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
mirror
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, specifies that if the active unit goes into the standby mode, the system mirrors any persistence records to its peer.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is provided by the parent profile.
name
string / required
Specifies the name of the profile.
override_connection_limit
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
When yes, specifies the system allows you to specify that pool member connection limits will be overridden for persisted clients.
Per-virtual connection limits remain hard limits and are not overridden.
parent
string
Specifies the profile from which this profile inherits settings.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default is the system-supplied source_addr profile.
partition
string
Default:
"Common"
Device partition to manage resources on.
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 profile exists.
When absent, ensures the profile is removed.

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 profile
  bigip_profile_persistence_src_addr:
    name: foo
    state: present
    hash_algorithm: carp
    match_across_services: yes
    match_across_virtuals: yes
    mirror: yes
    mask: 255.255.255.255
    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
entry_timeout
string
changed
The duration of the persistence entries.

Sample:
180
hash_algorithm
string
changed
The algorithm used for hash persistence.

Sample:
default
mask
string
changed
The persist mask value.

Sample:
255.255.255.255
match_across_pools
boolean
changed
The new Match Across Pools value.

Sample:
True
match_across_services
boolean
changed
The new Match Across Services value.

match_across_virtuals
boolean
changed
The new Match Across Virtuals value.

Sample:
True
mirror
boolean
changed
The new Mirror value.

Sample:
True
override_connection_limit
boolean
changed
The new Override Connection Limit value.

parent
string
changed
The parent profile.

Sample:
/Common/cookie


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)