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Jan 18, 2011

PyControl: creating an LTM virtual on a single VLAN

Hi there,

I'm working on automating LTM virtual creation, and I have basic functionality in place. I'd like to configure the created VIPs to permit traffic on a single VLAN, somewhat similar to this example:

 

 

 

virtual hosted_00002201_a_443 {

 

pool hosted_00002201_a_443

 

destination 67.231.144.111:https

 

ip protocol tcp

 

vlans Hosting <-- I can't figure out what directive(s) to use for this.

 

LB-External enable

 

}

 

 

 

 

Thank you kindly for any help.

 

Phil

 

 

 

Here's what I have:

 

 

 

!/usr/bin/env python

 

 

 

import pycontrol.pycontrol as pc

 

import sys

 

 

 

if len(sys.argv) < 4:

 

print "Usage: ilavirt [LTM hostname] [Virtual Name] [Pool Name] [Destination] [Vlan]"

 

print "Example:\nilavirt asdfasdf test123 testpool 69.69.69.69:6969 Hosting"

 

sys.exit(1)

 

 

 

ltm = sys.argv[1]

 

virtname = sys.argv[2]

 

poolname = sys.argv[3]

 

destination = sys.argv[4]

 

vlan = sys.argv[5]

 

 

 

print "LTM:", sys.argv[1]

 

print "Virtual name:", sys.argv[2]

 

print "Pool name:", sys.argv[3]

 

print "Destination:", sys.argv[4]

 

print "Vlan:", sys.argv[5]

 

 

 

b = pc.BIGIP(hostname = ltm,

 

username = "admin",

 

password = "whargarbl",

 

fromurl = True,

 

wsdls = ['LocalLB.VirtualServer'])

 

 

 

v = b.LocalLB.VirtualServer

 

vs_def = v.typefactory.create('Common.VirtualServerDefinition')

 

vs_def.name = virtname

 

 

 

ip,port = destination.split(':')

 

vs_def.address = ip

 

vs_def.port = port

 

 

 

proto = v.typefactory.create('Common.ProtocolType')

 

vs_def.protocol = proto.PROTOCOL_TCP

 

 

 

vs_def_seq = v.typefactory.create('Common.VirtualServerSequence')

 

vs_def_seq.item = [vs_def]

 

 

 

vs_type = v.typefactory.create('LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerType')

 

resource = v.typefactory.create('LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerResource')

 

 

 

resource.type = vs_type.RESOURCE_TYPE_POOL

 

resource.default_pool_name = poolname

 

 

 

resource_seq = v.typefactory.create('LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerResourceSequence')

 

resource_seq.item = [resource]

 

 

 

v.create(definitions = vs_def_seq, wildmasks = ['255.255.255.255'], resources = resource_seq, profiles = [''])

 

 

 

sys.exit(0)

 

 

1 Reply

  • Unfortunately I think you may have to run a set_vlan() against your new virtual server after you've created it. There are some objects that require this I think. Assigning a SNAT is another example. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

     

     

    -Matt