I'm being asked to identify why a Linux system is making queries to product.apis.f5.com. There are a number of ansible playbooks hosted on the system. But I find no documentation indicating they call home. Is this a known issue with Ansible bigIp collections?
Just trying to identify /validate/ disable this call home feature in our environment.
Hey @PaulH316 - it looks like nobody has come by to answer this yet, so I've passed it on to a colleague for some help. Sorry on the delay!
Hi @PaulH316, this knowledge article seems to indicate URL that is BIG-IQ related, but it looks like there's a component in container ingress services as well (in this question), and I found that reference in constants.py in the f5-ansible repo also. I'm asking around for the purpose, will post back when i get an answer.
05-Jan-2023 06:12 - edited 05-Jan-2023 12:36
Ok @PaulH316, I got the answer from @MichaelOLeary on this...it is a call home feature for telemetry and can be disabled by setting no_f5_teem to yes in the ansible modules you are using, or by setting the F5_TELEMETRY_OFF environment variable.
I'll ask the Ansible team to document this call home feature more clearly along with the URL it uses, and also ask for an update to the knowledge article to include CIS/Ansible in the listing for product.apis.f5.com.
So I can add no_f5_teem=yes in the provider section of the playbook or 'export F5_TELEMTRY_OFF'.
Sounds like a plan.
Thanks for your question @PaulH316 ...it will lead to improved documentation for Ansible and CIS in the near future. Nice work!