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azure_rm_networkinterface - Manage Azure network interfaces.

New in version 2.1.

Synopsis

  • Create, update or delete a network interface. When creating a network interface you must provide the name of an existing virtual network, the name of an existing subnet within the virtual network. A default security group and public IP address will be created automatically, or you can provide the name of an existing security group and public IP address. See the examples below for more details.

Requirements (on host that executes module)

  • python >= 2.7
  • azure == 2.0.0rc5

Options

parameter required default choices comments
ad_user
no
Active Directory username. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
append_tags
no True
Use to control if tags field is canonical or just appends to existing tags. When canonical, any tags not found in the tags parameter will be removed from the object's metadata.
client_id
no
Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
location
no resource_group location
Valid azure location. Defaults to location of the resource group.
name
yes
Name of the network interface.
open_ports
no
When a default security group is created for a Linux host a rule will be added allowing inbound TCP connections to the default SSH port 22, and for a Windows host rules will be added allowing inbound access to RDP ports 3389 and 5986. Override the default ports by providing a list of open ports.
os_type
no Linux
  • Windows
  • Linux
Determines any rules to be added to a default security group. When creating a network interface, if no security group name is provided, a default security group will be created. If the os_type is 'Windows', a rule will be added allowing RDP access. If the os_type is 'Linux', a rule allowing SSH access will be added.
password
no
Active Directory user password. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
private_ip_address
no
Valid IPv4 address that falls within the specified subnet.
private_ip_allocation_method
no Dynamic
  • Dynamic
  • Static
Specify whether or not the assigned IP address is permanent. NOTE: when creating a network interface specifying a value of 'Static' requires that a private_ip_address value be provided. You can update the allocation method to 'Static' after a dynamic private ip address has been assigned.
profile
no
Security profile found in ~/.azure/credentials file.
public_ip
no True
When creating a network interface, if no public IP address name is provided a default public IP address will be created. Set to false, if you do not want a public IP address automatically created.
public_ip_address_name
no
Name of an existing public IP address object to associate with the security group.

aliases: public_ip_address, public_ip_name
public_ip_allocation_method
no Dynamic
  • Dynamic
  • Static
If a public_ip_address_name is not provided, a default public IP address will be created. The allocation method determines whether or not the public IP address assigned to the network interface is permanent.
resource_group
yes
Name of a resource group where the network interface exists or will be created.
secret
no
Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
security_group_name
no
Name of an existing security group with which to associate the network interface. If not provided, a default security group will be created.

aliases: security_group
state
no present
  • absent
  • present
Assert the state of the network interface. Use 'present' to create or update an interface and 'absent' to delete an interface.
subnet_name
no
Name of an existing subnet within the specified virtual network. Required when creating a network interface

aliases: subnet
subscription_id
no
Your Azure subscription Id.
tags
no
Dictionary of string:string pairs to assign as metadata to the object. Metadata tags on the object will be updated with any provided values. To remove tags set append_tags option to false.
tenant
no
Azure tenant ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
virtual_network_name
no
Name of an existing virtual network with which the network interface will be associated. Required when creating a network interface.

aliases: virtual_network

Examples

- name: Create a network interface with minimal parameters
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
        name: nic001
        resource_group: Testing
        virtual_network_name: vnet001
        subnet_name: subnet001

- name: Create a network interface with private IP address only (no Public IP)
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
        name: nic001
        resource_group: Testing
        virtual_network_name: vnet001
        subnet_name: subnet001
        public_ip: no

- name: Create a network interface for use in a Windows host (opens RDP port) with custom RDP port
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
        name: nic002
        resource_group: Testing
        virtual_network_name: vnet001
        subnet_name: subnet001
        os_type: Windows
        rdp_port: 3399

- name: Create a network interface using existing security group and public IP
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
        name: nic003
        resource_group: Testing
        virtual_network_name: vnet001
        subnet_name: subnet001
        security_group_name: secgroup001
        public_ip_address_name: publicip001

- name: Delete network interface
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
        resource_group: Testing
        name: nic003
        state: absent

Return Values

Common return values are documented here Return Values, the following are the fields unique to this module:

name description returned type sample
state The current state of the network interface. always dict {'dns_settings': {'dns_servers': [], 'internal_fqdn': None, 'internal_dns_name_label': None, 'applied_dns_servers': []}, 'name': 'nic003', 'tags': None, 'primary': None, 'enable_ip_forwarding': False, 'etag': 'W/"be115a43-2148-4545-a324-f33ad444c926"', 'location': 'eastus2', 'mac_address': None, 'ip_configuration': {'private_ip_address': '10.1.0.10', 'private_ip_allocation_method': 'Static', 'public_ip_address': {'id': '/subscriptions/XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX/resourceGroups/Testing/providers/Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses/publicip001', 'name': 'publicip001'}, 'name': 'default', 'subnet': {}}, 'provisioning_state': 'Succeeded', 'type': 'Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces', 'id': '/subscriptions/XXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX/resourceGroups/Testing/providers/Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces/nic003', 'network_security_group': {}}


Notes

Note

  • For authentication with Azure you can pass parameters, set environment variables or use a profile stored in ~/.azure/credentials. Authentication is possible using a service principal or Active Directory user. To authenticate via service principal pass subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or set set environment variables AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_SECRET and AZURE_TENANT.
  • To Authentication via Active Directory user pass ad_user and password, or set AZURE_AD_USER and AZURE_PASSWORD in the environment.
  • Alternatively, credentials can be stored in ~/.azure/credentials. This is an ini file containing a [default] section and the following keys: subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or subscription_id, ad_user and password. It is also possible to add additional profiles. Specify the profile by passing profile or setting AZURE_PROFILE in the environment.

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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