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Problem this snippet solves:

This example illustrates how to use the Folder methods to build a console shell allowing you to navigate and manage system Folders on BIG-IP v11 and above.

Code :

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# The contents of this file are subject to the "END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT 
# FOR F5 Software Development Kit for iControl"; you may not use this file 
# except in compliance with the License. The License is included in the 
# iControl Software Development Kit.
#
# Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS"
# basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See
# the License for the specific language governing rights and limitations
# under the License.
#
# The Original Code is iControl Code and related documentation
# distributed by F5.
#
# The Initial Developer of the Original Code is F5 Networks, Inc. 
# Seattle, WA, USA. Portions created by F5 are Copyright (C) 1996-2011 
# F5 Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  iControl (TM) is a registered 
# trademark of F5 Networks, Inc.
#
# Alternatively, the contents of this file may be used under the terms
# of the GNU General Public License (the "GPL"), in which case the
# provisions of GPL are applicable instead of those above.  If you wish
# to allow use of your version of this file only under the terms of the
# GPL and not to allow others to use your version of this file under the
# License, indicate your decision by deleting the provisions above and
# replace them with the notice and other provisions required by the GPL.
# If you do not delete the provisions above, a recipient may use your
# version of this file under either the License or the GPL.
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
param (
  $bigip = $null,
  $uid = $null,
  $pwd = $null
)

Set-PSDebug -strict;

# Global Script variables
$script:DEBUG = $false;
$script:FOLDER = $null;
$script:RECURSE = "STATE_DISABLED";

#-------------------------------------------------------------------------
# function usage
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------
function usage()
{
  Write-Host "Usage: ManagementFolder.ps1 host uid pwd";
  exit;
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Debug-Message()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($msg);
  
  if ( $script:DEBUG )
  {
    Write-Host "DEBUG > $msg";
  }
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Get-CurrentFolder()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param([switch]$Force = $false);
  
  if ( ($($script:FOLDER) -eq $null) -or ($Force) )
  {
    $folder = (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.get_active_folder();
  }
  else
  {
    $folder = $script:FOLDER;
  }
  $folder;
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Get-ChildFolders()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param([switch]$Recurse = $false, [switch]$Long = $false);

  $Long = $true;
  if ( $Recurse )
  {
    $oldstate = (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.get_recursive_query_state();
    (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.set_recursive_query_state("STATE_ENABLED");
  }
  $folders = (Get-F5.iControl).ManagementFolder.get_list();
  if ( $Recurse -and ($oldstate -ne "STATE_ENABLED") )
  {
    (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.set_recursive_query_state($oldstate);
  }
  
  $descriptions = (Get-F5.iControl).ManagementFolder.get_description($folders);
  $groups = (Get-F5.iControl).ManagementFolder.get_device_group($folders);
  
  $curfolder = Get-CurrentFolder;
  if ( $curfolder -eq "/" ) { $curfolder = "ZZZZZZZZ"; }
  
  for($i=0;$i-lt$folders.length;$i++)
  {
    if ( $Long )
    {
      $o = 1 | select "Folder", "Description", "DeviceGroup";
      $o.Folder = $folders[$i].Replace($curfolder, "");
      $o.Description = $descriptions[$i];
      $o.DeviceGroup = $groups[$i];
    }
    else
    {
      $o = 1 | select "Folder";
      $o.Folder = $folders[$i].Replace($curfolder, "");
    }
    $o;
  }
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Change-Folder()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($folder);
  
  Debug-Message "Setting active folder to '$folder'";
  if ( $folder -eq ".." )
  {
    Move-Up;
  }
  else
  {
    (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.set_active_folder($folder);
  }
  $f = Get-CurrentFolder -Force;
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Move-Up()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  $folder = Get-CurrentFolder;
  $parent = (Split-Path $folder).Replace('\', '/');
  if ( $parent.Length -gt 0 )
  {
    Debug-Message "Setting active folder to '$parent'";
    (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.set_active_folder($parent);
  }
  $f = Get-CurrentFolder -Force;
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Create-Folder()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($folder);
  Debug-Message "Creating folder '$folder'";
  (Get-F5.iControl).ManagementFolder.create($folder);
  Write-Host "Folder '$folder' successfully created!";
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Remove-Folder()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($folder);
  Debug-Message "Removing folder '$folder'";
  (Get-F5.iControl).ManagementFolder.delete_folder($folder);
  Write-Host "Folder '$folder' successfully removed!";
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Set-FolderDescription()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($cmd);
  $tokens = $cmd.Split(" ");
  if ( $tokens.Length -eq 1 )
  {
    $f = $cmd;
    $d = "";
    Debug-Message "Setting folder '$folder' description to '$d'";
    (Get-F5.iControl).ManagementFolder.set_description($f, $d);
    Get-FolderDescription $f;
  }
  elseif ( $tokens.Length -gt 1 )
  {
    # folder description goes here
    $f = $tokens[0];
    $d = $tokens[1];
    for($i=2; $i-lt$tokens.Length; $i++)
    {
      $d += " ";
      $d += $tokens[$i];
    }
    Debug-Message "Setting folder '$f' description to '$d'";
    (Get-F5.iControl).ManagementFolder.set_description($f, $d);
    Get-FolderDescription $f;
  }
  else
  {
    Show-Help;
  }
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Get-FolderDescription()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($folder);
  Debug-Message "Retrieving folder description for '$folder'";
  $descriptions = (Get-F5.iControl).ManagementFolder.get_description($folder);
  $descriptions[0];
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Get-RecursiveState()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
    $oldState = (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.get_recursive_query_state();
    $script:RECURSE = $oldState;
    $oldState;
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Set-RecursiveState()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($state = $null);
  
  $newState = "STATE_DISABLED";
  if ( $state -eq $null )
  {
    # toggle
    $oldState = (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.get_recursive_query_state();
    if ( $oldState -eq "STATE_DISABLED" )
    {
      $newState = "STATE_ENABLED";
    }
  }
  else
  {
    # set
    if ( $state.ToLower().Contains("enable") )
    {
      $newState = "STATE_ENABLED";
    }
  }
  $script:RECURSE = $newState;
  (Get-F5.iControl).SystemSession.set_recursive_query_state($newState);
  Write-Host "Recursive State set to '$newState'";
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Execute-Command()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($cmd);
  
  $fullcmd = $cmd;
  if ( -not $fullcmd.ToLower().StartsWith("(get-f5.icontrol).") )
  {
    $fullcmd = "(Get-F5.iControl).$cmd";
  }
  
  Debug-Message "Executing command '$fullcmd'";
  Invoke-Expression $fullcmd;
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Show-Help()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  $indent = " "*5;
  
  Write-Host @"
$indent ====================================================================
$indent                       iControl Folder Shell
$indent ====================================================================

$indent Commands
$indent --------
$indent cd folder        - change active folder
$indent d                - toggle script debugging
$indent dir,ls           - List child folders
$indent gd folder        - Get folder description
$indent h                - Show this help
$indent ls -l            - List child folders and their properties
$indent ls -r            - List recursive listing of child folders
$indent ls -lr           - List recursive listing of child folders
$indent                      and their properties
$indent md,mkdir         - create folder
$indent pwd              - Get current folder
$indent r enable|disable - Set the recursive state.  Omitting a 
$indent                      state value will toggle it.
$indent rd,rmdir         - remove folder
$indent sd folder desc   - Set folder description
$indent q                - quit the shell
$indent ! command        - execute the iControl command
$indent $INTERFACE.call  - execute the iControl command
$indent ..               - Move to parent folder
"@;
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Get-Args()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($cmd);
  $tokens = $cmd.Trim().Split(" ");
  $cmd = $tokens[0];
  $args = $tokens[1];
  for($i=2; $i-lt$tokens.Length;$i++)
  {
    $args += " ";
    $args += $tokens[$i];
  }
  $args;
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Process-Input()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  param($i);
  Debug-Message "< $($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Name) '$i' >";
  if ( $i.Length -gt 0 )
  {
    Debug-Message "CommandLine: '$i'...";
    switch -Wildcard ($i.Trim().ToLower())
    {
      ""        { break; }
      "cd *"    { Change-Folder (Get-Args $i); }
      "cd"      { Get-CurrentFolder; }
      "d"       { $script:DEBUG = -not $script:DEBUG; }
      "dir"     { Get-ChildFolders | Sort-Object Folder; }
      "gd *"    { Get-FolderDescription (Get-Args $i); }
      "h"       { Show-Help; }
      "ls"      { Get-ChildFolders | Sort-Object Folder; }
      "ls -l"   { Get-ChildFolders -Long | Sort-Object Folder; }
      "ls -lr"  { Get-ChildFolders -Recurse -Long | Sort-Object Folder; }
      "ls -r"   { Get-ChildFolders -Recurse | Sort-Object Folder; }
      "md *"    { Create-Folder (Get-Args $i); }
      "mkdir *" { Create-Folder (Get-Args $i); }
      "pwd"     { Get-CurrentFolder; }
      "r"       { Set-RecursiveState; }
      "r *"     { Set-RecursiveState (Get-Args $i); }
      "rd *"    { Remove-Folder (Get-Args $i); }
      "rmdir *" { Remove-Folder (Get-Args $i); }
      "sd *"    { Set-FolderDescription (Get-Args $i); }
      "q"       { exit; }
      "! *"     { Execute-Command (Get-Args $i); }
      "$*"      { Execute-Command $i.SubString(1); }
      ".."      { Move-Up; }
      default   { Show-Help; }
    }
  }
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Get-Prompt()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  # [(r)/Common]
  
  $prefix = "";
  if ( $script:DEBUG -or ($script:RECURSE -eq "STATE_ENABLED") )
  {
    $prefix = "(";
    if ( $script:DEBUG )
    {
      $prefix += "d";
    }
    if ( $script:RECURSE -eq "STATE_ENABLED" )
    {
      if ( $prefix -ne "(" ) { $prefix += ","; }
      $prefix += "r";
    }
    $prefix += ")";
  }
  "[${prefix}$(Get-CurrentFolder)] ";
  
  #if ( $script:DEBUG ) { $prefix  = "D:"; }
  #$prompt = "[${prefix}$(Get-CurrentFolder)] ";
}

#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
function Do-Initialize()
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------
{
  if ( (Get-PSSnapin | Where-Object { $_.Name -eq "iControlSnapIn"}) -eq $null )
  {
    Add-PSSnapIn iControlSnapIn
  }
  $success = Initialize-F5.iControl -HostName $bigip -Username $uid -Password $pwd;
  
  return $success;
}

#-------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Main Application Logic
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------
if ( ($bigip -eq $null) -or ($uid -eq $null) -or ($pwd -eq $null) )
{
  usage;
}

if ( Do-Initialize )
{
  $s = Get-RecursiveState;
  while(1)
  {
    $prompt = Get-Prompt;
    # Not using Read-Host here so we can support responses starting with !
    $host.UI.Write($prompt);
    $i = $host.UI.ReadLine().Trim();
    Process-Input $i;
  }
}
else
{
  Write-Error "ERROR: iControl subsystem not initialized"
}
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Last update:
‎09-Mar-2015 11:33
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