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Problem this snippet solves:

This pyControl v2 script will create a BIG-IP Virtual Server.

How to use this snippet:

This pyControl v2 script will create a BIG-IP Virtual Server.

Usage: makeVirtualServer.py

Code :

#!/bin/env python

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

#######################################################################################
# Example of how to create a virtual server from pycontrol v.2. This example passes in
# the  'fromurl' keyword as True (default is False), which tells pycontrol
# to fetch the WSDL from the remote BigIP. This script creates an http VS 
# with oneconnect (see profile setup/sequence section).
#######################################################################################

if pc.__version__ == '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 = ['LocalLB.VirtualServer'])


# Setup a shortcut
v = b.LocalLB.VirtualServer

# create() takes four params:
# definitions, a Common.VirtualServerSequence,
# wildmasks, a Common.IPAddressSequence,
# resources, a LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerResourceSequence,
# profiles, a LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerProfileSequenceSequence

name = 'PC2' + str(int(time.time())) # the name of our vs.ww

# Setup types.
vs_def = v.typefactory.create('Common.VirtualServerDefinition')

vs_def.name = name
vs_def.address = '10.100.100.92'
vs_def.port = 8888

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]

# Resource has a 'type' attribute, which must point to a 'VirtualServerType'
# object, so let's create that.
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 = 'dummyServer' # Change to whatever pool you want 

# A resource sequence we can add the resource to.
resource_seq = v.typefactory.create(
        'LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerResourceSequence'
        )
resource_seq.item = [resource]


context = v.typefactory.create('LocalLB.ProfileContextType')
prof = v.typefactory.create('LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerProfile')
prof.profile_context = context.PROFILE_CONTEXT_TYPE_ALL
prof.profile_name = 'tcp'

prof_http = v.typefactory.create('LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerProfile')
prof_http.profile_name = 'http'

prof_oneconn = v.typefactory.create('LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerProfile')
prof_oneconn.profile_name = 'oneconnect'

# We need to create a 'profile sequence' to add this profile to...
prof_seq = v.typefactory.create(
        'LocalLB.VirtualServer.VirtualServerProfileSequence'
        )

prof_seq.item = [prof, prof_http, prof_oneconn]
try:
    v.create(
            definitions = vs_def_seq,
            wildmasks=['255.255.255.255'],
            resources=resource_seq,
            profiles=[prof_seq]
            )
except Exception, e:
    print "Error creating virtual server %s" % name
    print e

# To see the useful exceptions we now get, try running this script again.
# You'll see a message come back from the BigIP:

#################################################################################################
# Error creating virtual server PC21260800310
# Server raised fault: 'Exception caught in LocalLB__urn:iControl:LocalLB/VirtualServer__create()-->
# Exception: Common__OperationFailed
#        primary_error_code   : 17236787 (0x01070333)
#        secondary_error_code : 0
#        error_string         : 01070333
#        address and vlan with Virtual Server PC21260765845.'
#################################################################################################
Version history
Last update:
‎09-Mar-2015 13:07
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