bigiq_application_https_offload – Manages BIG-IQ HTTPS offload applications

New in version 1.0.0.

Synopsis

  • Manages BIG-IQ applications used for load balancing an HTTPS application on port 443 with SSL offloading on a BIG-IP.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
add_analytics
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Collects statistics of the BIG-IP to which the application is deployed.
This parameter is only relevant when specifying a service_environment which is a BIG-IP; not an SSG.
client_ssl_profile
dictionary
Specifies the SSL profile for managing client-side SSL traffic.
cert_key_chain
raw
One or more certificates and keys to associate with the SSL profile.
This option is always a list. The keys in the list dictate the details of the client/key/chain/passphrase combination.
BIG-IPs can only have one of each type of each certificate/key type. This means you can only have one RSA, one DSA, and one ECDSA per profile.
If you attempt to assign two RSA, DSA, or ECDSA certificate/key combo, the device rejects it.
This list is a complex list that specifies a number of keys.
When creating a new profile, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is inherit.
cert
string
Specifies a cert name for use.
chain
string
Specifies a certificate chain that is relevant to the specified certificate and key.
This key is optional.
key
string
Specifies a key name.
passphrase
string
Contains the passphrase of the key file, should it require one.
Passphrases are encrypted on the remote BIG-IP device.
name
string
Default:
"clientssl"
The name of the client SSL profile to created and used.
When creating a new application, if this value is not specified, the default value is clientssl.
description
string
Description of the application.
inbound_virtual
dictionary
Settings to configure the virtual which receives the inbound connection.
This virtual is used to host the HTTPS endpoint of the application.
Traffic destined to the redirect_virtual is offloaded to this parameter to ensure proper redirection from insecure to secure occurs.
address
string / required
Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
netmask
string / required
Specifies the netmask to associate with the given address.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
port
string
Default:
443
The port on which the virtual listens for connections.
When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is 443.
name
string / required
Name of the new application.
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.
redirect_virtual
dictionary
Settings to configure the virtual which receives the connection to be redirected.
This virtual is used to host the HTTP endpoint of the application.
Traffic destined to this parameter is offloaded to the inbound_virtual parameter to ensure proper redirection from insecure to secure occurs.
address
string / required
Specifies destination IP address information to which the virtual server sends traffic.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
netmask
string / required
Specifies the netmask to associate with the given address.
This parameter is required when creating a new application.
port
string
Default:
80
The port on which the virtual listens for connections.
When creating a new application, if this parameter is not specified, the default value is 80.
servers
list / elements=dictionary
A list of servers on which the application is hosted.
If you are familiar with other BIG-IP settings, you might also refer to this list as the list of pool members.
When creating a new application, at least one server is required.
address
string / required
The IP address of the server.
port
string
Default:
80
The port of the server.
service_environment
string
Specifies the name of service environment or the hostname of the BIG-IP to which the application will be deployed.
When creating a new application, this parameter is required.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
The state of the resource on the system.
When present, guarantees the resource exists with the provided attributes.
When absent, removes the resource from the system.
wait
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If the module should wait for the application to be created, deleted or updated.

Notes

Note

  • This module will not work on BIGIQ version 6.1.x or greater.
  • 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: Load balance an HTTPS application on port 443 with SSL offloading on BIG-IP
  bigiq_application_https_offload:
    name: my-app
    description: Redirect HTTP to HTTPS
    service_environment: my-ssg
    servers:
      - address: 1.2.3.4
        port: 8080
      - address: 5.6.7.8
        port: 8080
    inbound_virtual:
      address: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 443
    redirect_virtual:
      address: 2.2.2.2
      netmask: 255.255.255.255
      port: 80
    provider:
      password: secret
      server: lb.mydomain.com
      user: admin
    state: present
  delegate_to: localhost

Return Values

The following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
description
string
changed
The new description of the application of the resource.

Sample:
My application
inbound_virtual_destination
string
changed
The destination of the virtual that was created.

Sample:
6.7.8.9
inbound_virtual_netmask
string
changed
The network mask of the provided inbound destination.

Sample:
255.255.255.0
inbound_virtual_port
integer
changed
The port on which the inbound virtual address listens.

Sample:
80
servers
complex
changed
List of servers, and their ports, that make up the application.

Sample:
hash/dictionary of values
  address
string
changed
The IP address of the server.

Sample:
2.3.4.5
  port
integer
changed
The port on which the server listens.

Sample:
8080
service_environment
string
changed
The environment to which the service was deployed.

Sample:
my-ssg1


Status

Authors

  • Tim Rupp (@caphrim007)