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Problem this snippet solves:

iControl REST API in C# to show, enable, or disable status of a virtual server

How to use this snippet:

Compile the attached program and execute. Use credential must have admin priviledge. If executing on another machine, copy all files under ..\bin\Debug directory.

**Tested in the following environment: Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017 Version 15.2 (26430.16) Release VisualStudio.15.Release/15.2.0+26430.16 Microsoft .NET Framework Version 4.6.01055 Installed Version: Community

Visual C# 2017 00369-60000-00001-AA991 Microsoft Visual C# 2017

Code :

//*******************************
//Lab F5 Console Application - ltmVipShowEnableDisable.cs
//Aim:
// 1. Show VIP settings "test-vip-443" in PARTITION 'test'
// 2. Enable VIP "test-vip-443" in PARTITION 'test'
// 3. Disable VIP "test-vip-443" in PARTITION 'test'
//Version 1.0
//Only1MasterBlaster 4/8/2017
//Modifications:
// 1.
// 2.
// 3.
// 4.
// 5.
// *******************************

using System;
using System.Text;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using Newtonsoft.Json; // Third Party JSON serializer. Download from Package Manager Cosnole > Install- 
Package Newtonsoft.Json

namespace ltmVipShowEnableDisable
{
    public class vipEnableObject
    {
        public string enabled { get; set; }
    }
    public class vipDisableObject
    {
        public string disabled { get; set; }
    }
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            //use the httpclient
            using (var client = new HttpClient())
            {
                // IGNORE Certificate Error
                ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback += (sender, cert, chain,  
sslPolicyErrors) => true;
                // BASE HttpClient connectivity
                client.BaseAddress = new Uri("https://10.10.10.10/");  //url of our account
                client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Clear();
                client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Accept.Add(new  
System.Net.Http.Headers.MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue("application/json"));
                //ADD Basic Authentication
                var authByteArray = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes("user1:password1");
                var authCredentials = Convert.ToBase64String(authByteArray);
                client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Authorization = new AuthenticationHeaderValue("Basic",  
authCredentials);
                //
                string partitionName = "~test~";
                string vipName = "test-vip-443";
                string vip = partitionName + vipName;
                string vipPath = "/mgmt/tm/ltm/virtual/" + vip;
                Console.WriteLine("\nSelect\n1. Show VIP Settings \n2. Enable VIP\n3. Disable VIP\n4.  
Exit\nChoice=");
                char choice = Console.ReadKey().KeyChar;
                switch (choice)
                {
                    case '1':
                        //HTTP GET to the REST endpoint            
                        HttpResponseMessage response = client.GetAsync(vipPath).Result;
                        var value = response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result;

                        //CHECK to see if we have a succesful response
                        if (response.IsSuccessStatusCode)
                        {
                            //set the viewmodel from the content in the response
                            Console.WriteLine("\nShow current settings of VIP {0}\n", vip);
                            Console.WriteLine(value);
                        }
                        else
                        {
                            // HTTP Response status in not 200 OK
                            Console.WriteLine("\nError ... Not Successful\n");
                            Console.WriteLine(value);
                        }
                        break;
                    case '2':
                        //HTTP PUT to Enable the VIP            
                        Console.WriteLine("\nEnabling VIP {0}...\n", vip);
                        vipEnableObject vipEnableState = new vipEnableObject { enabled = "true" };
                        var jsonEnableContent = new StringContent(JsonConvert.SerializeObject 
(vipEnableState));
                        jsonEnableContent.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue 
("application/json");
                        response = client.PutAsync(vipPath, jsonEnableContent).Result;
                        response.EnsureSuccessStatusCode();
                        value = response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result;
                        Console.WriteLine("\nNew settings of VIP {0} \n\n {1}\n", vip, value);
                        break;
                    case '3':
                        //HTTP PUT to Disable the VIP            
                        Console.WriteLine("\nDisabling VIP {0}...\n", vip);
                        vipDisableObject vipDisableState = new vipDisableObject { disabled = "true" };
                        var jsonDisableContent = new StringContent(JsonConvert.SerializeObject 
(vipDisableState));
                        jsonDisableContent.Headers.ContentType = new MediaTypeWithQualityHeaderValue 
("application/json");
                        response = client.PutAsync(vipPath, jsonDisableContent).Result;
                        response.EnsureSuccessStatusCode();
                        value = response.Content.ReadAsStringAsync().Result;
                        Console.WriteLine("\nNew settings of VIP {0} \n\n {1}\n", vip, value);
                        break;
                    default:
                        break;
                }
                Console.WriteLine("\nTask Completed...");
                //choice = Console.ReadKey().KeyChar;
            }
        }
    }
}
Comments
wjw_313334
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Then how to disable/enable status of vitrual server? Just like this: curl -sk -u user:passwd -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -X POST -d ....

 

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‎07-Aug-2017 17:26
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