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netscaler_cs_action - Manage content switching actions

New in Ansible 2.4.0

Synopsis

  • Manage content switching actions
  • This module is intended to run either on the ansible control node or a bastion (jumpserver) with access to the actual netscaler instance

Requirements (on host that executes module)

  • nitro python sdk

Options

parameter required default choices comments
comment
no
Comments associated with this cs action.
name
no
Name for the content switching action. Must begin with an ASCII alphanumeric or underscore _ character, and must contain only ASCII alphanumeric, underscore _, hash #, period ., space , colon :, at sign @, equal sign =, and hyphen - characters. Can be changed after the content switching action is created.
nitro_pass
yes
The password with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.
nitro_protocol
no http
  • http
  • https
Which protocol to use when accessing the nitro API objects.
nitro_timeout
no 310
Time in seconds until a timeout error is thrown when establishing a new session with NetScaler
nitro_user
yes
The username with which to authenticate to the netscaler node.
nsip
yes
The ip address of the netscaler appliance where the nitro API calls will be made.
The port can be specified with the colon (:). E.g. 192.168.1.1:555.
save_config
no True
  • yes
  • no
If true the module will save the configuration on the netscaler node if it makes any changes.
The module will not save the configuration on the netscaler node if it made no changes.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
The state of the resource being configured by the module on the netscaler node.
When present the resource will be created if needed and configured according to the module's parameters.
When absent the resource will be deleted from the netscaler node.
targetlbvserver
no
Name of the load balancing virtual server to which the content is switched.
targetvserver
no
Name of the VPN virtual server to which the content is switched.
targetvserverexpr
no
Information about this content switching action.
validate_certs
no yes
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated. This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.


Examples

# lb_vserver_1 must have been already created with the netscaler_lb_vserver module

- name: Configure netscaler content switching action
  delegate_to: localhost
  netscaler_cs_action:
      nsip: 172.18.0.2
      nitro_user: nsroot
      nitro_pass: nsroot
      validate_certs: no

      state: present

      name: action-1
      targetlbvserver: lb_vserver_1

Return Values

Common return values are documented here , the following are the fields unique to this module:

name description returned type sample
msg Message detailing the failure reason failure string Action does not exist
diff List of differences between the actual configured object and the configuration specified in the module failure dictionary { 'targetlbvserver': 'difference. ours: (str) server1 other: (str) server2' }
contains:
name description returned type sample
loglines list of logged messages by the module always list ['message 1', 'message 2']



Notes

* For more information on using Ansible to manage Citrix NetScaler Network devices see https://www.ansible.com/ansible-netscaler.

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

For more information on what this means please read :doc:modules_support

For help in developing on modules, should you be so inclined, please read community and developing_modules.