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netscaler_gslb_site - Manage gslb site entities in NetScaler.

New in Ansible 2.4.0

Synopsis

  • Manage gslb site entities in NetScaler.

Requirements (on host that executes module)

  • nitro python sdk

Options

parameter required default choices comments
clip
no
Cluster IP address. Specify this parameter to connect to the remote cluster site for GSLB auto-sync. Note: The cluster IP address is defined when creating the cluster.
metricexchange
no
  • enabled
  • disabled
Exchange metrics with other sites. Metrics are exchanged by using Metric Exchange Protocol (MEP). The appliances in the GSLB setup exchange health information once every second.
If you disable metrics exchange, you can use only static load balancing methods (such as round robin, static proximity, or the hash-based methods), and if you disable metrics exchange when a dynamic load balancing method (such as least connection) is in operation, the appliance falls back to round robin. Also, if you disable metrics exchange, you must use a monitor to determine the state of GSLB services. Otherwise, the service is marked as DOWN.
naptrreplacementsuffix
no
The naptr replacement suffix configured here will be used to construct the naptr replacement field in NAPTR record.
Minimum length = 1
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.
nwmetricexchange
no
  • enabled
  • disabled
Exchange, with other GSLB sites, network metrics such as round-trip time (RTT), learned from communications with various local DNS (LDNS) servers used by clients. RTT information is used in the dynamic RTT load balancing method, and is exchanged every 5 seconds.
parentsite
no
Parent site of the GSLB site, in a parent-child topology.
publicclip
no
IP address to be used to globally access the remote cluster when it is deployed behind a NAT. It can be same as the normal cluster IP address.
publicip
no
Public IP address for the local site. Required only if the appliance is deployed in a private address space and the site has a public IP address hosted on an external firewall or a NAT device.
Minimum length = 1
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.
sessionexchange
no
  • enabled
  • disabled
Exchange persistent session entries with other GSLB sites every five seconds.
siteipaddress
no
IP address for the GSLB site. The GSLB site uses this IP address to communicate with other GSLB sites. For a local site, use any IP address that is owned by the appliance (for example, a SNIP or MIP address, or the IP address of the ADNS service).
Minimum length = 1
sitename
no
Name for the GSLB site. Must begin with an ASCII alphanumeric or underscore _ character, and must contain only ASCII alphanumeric, underscore _, hash #, period ., space , colon :, at @, equals =, and hyphen - characters. Cannot be changed after the virtual server is created.
Minimum length = 1
sitetype
no
  • REMOTE
  • LOCAL
Type of site to create. If the type is not specified, the appliance automatically detects and sets the type on the basis of the IP address being assigned to the site. If the specified site IP address is owned by the appliance (for example, a MIP address or SNIP address), the site is a local site. Otherwise, it is a remote site.
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.
triggermonitor
no
  • ALWAYS
  • MEPDOWN
  • MEPDOWN_SVCDOWN
Specify the conditions under which the GSLB service must be monitored by a monitor, if one is bound. Available settings function as follows:
* ALWAYS - Monitor the GSLB service at all times.
* MEPDOWN - Monitor the GSLB service only when the exchange of metrics through the Metrics Exchange Protocol (MEP) is disabled.
MEPDOWN_SVCDOWN - Monitor the service in either of the following situations:
* The exchange of metrics through MEP is disabled.
* The exchange of metrics through MEP is enabled but the status of the service, learned through metrics exchange, is DOWN.
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

- name: Setup gslb site
  delegate_to: localhost
  netscaler_gslb_site:
    nsip: 172.18.0.2
    nitro_user: nsroot
    nitro_pass: nsroot

    sitename: gslb-site-1
    siteipaddress: 192.168.1.1
    sitetype: LOCAL
    publicip: 192.168.1.1
    metricexchange: enabled
    nwmetricexchange: enabled
    sessionexchange: enabled
    triggermonitor: ALWAYS

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.