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Alex__Applebaum
F5 Employee
F5 Employee

Problem this snippet solves:

This pyControl v2 script will create a CNAME Record in Zone Runner

How to use this snippet:

This pyControl v2 script will create a CNAME Record in Zone Runner

Usage: Create-CNAME-Record.py

Code :

#!/bin/env python

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'''
import sys
import pycontrol.pycontrol as pc
import time

#######################################################################################
# Example of how to create a Resource Record in Zone Runner (ex. in this case a CNAME) 
# This example passes in the  'fromurl' keyword as True (default is False), which tells pycontrol
# to fetch the WSDL from the remote BigIP.
# For more information:
# https://devcentral.f5.com/s/wiki/iControl.Management__ResourceRecord__add_cname.ashx
#######################################################################################


if pc.__version__.startswith('2.0'):
    pass
else:
    print "Requires pycontrol version 2.x!"
    sys.exit()

if len(sys.argv) < 4:
    print "Usage %s ip_address username password" % sys.argv[0]
    sys.exit()

a = sys.argv[1:]

b = pc.BIGIP(
        hostname = a[0],
        username = a[1],
        password = a[2],
        fromurl = True,
        wsdls = ['Management.ResourceRecord','Management.Zone', 'Management.View'])

# create short cut
r = b.Management.ResourceRecord

# Variables for USER to fill in
view = "external"
zone_name = "gslb.f5lab.com."
domain_name = "www.glslb.f5lab.com"
cname = "www.gslb2.f5lab.com"
ttl = 60

#Start creating required objects
viewzone_obj = r.typefactory.create('Management.ViewZone')
viewzone_obj.view_name = view
viewzone_obj.zone_name = zone_name

view_zone_seq = r.typefactory.create('Management.ViewZoneSequence')
view_zone_seq.item = viewzone_obj 


cname_object = r.typefactory.create('Management.CNAMERecord')
cname_object.domain_name = domain_name
cname_object.cname = cname
cname_object.ttl = ttl

cname_object_seq = r.typefactory.create('Management.CNAMERecordSequence')
cname_object_seq.item = cname_object
cname_object_seq_seq = r.typefactory.create('Management.CNAMERecordSequenceSequence')
cname_object_seq_seq.item = cname_object_seq


print "Creating CNAME RECORD: " 
print "     \"" + domain_name + "     " + str(ttl) + "     IN      " + cname + "\"\n"

try:
    r.add_cname( 
                view_zones = view_zone_seq, 
                cname_records = cname_object_seq_seq 
                 )
except Exception, e:
    print "Error adding Record %s" % cname_object
    print e



print "Retrieving Resource Records for zone \"" + zone_name + "\":\n"
get_rrs_output = []

try:
    get_rrs_output = r.get_rrs(
                        view_zones = view_zone_seq
                        )


except Exception, e:
    print "Error retrieving resource records %s" % zone_name
    print e

for element in get_rrs_output:
    for resource_record in element:
        print resource_record
Comments
sogboj_312474
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Doesn't seem to work. Just exits without an error and no CNAME shows up in the zone.

 

UPDATE: actually, i had the entries reversed. If you reverse the entries it very silently fails.

 

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Last update:
‎07-Mar-2015 14:56
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