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ec2_ami_copy - copies AMI between AWS regions, return new image id

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Copies AMI from a source region to a destination region. Since version 2.3 this module depends on boto3.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
aws_access_key
no
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
no
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
description
no
An optional human-readable string describing the contents and purpose of the new AMI.
ec2_url
no
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
encrypted
(added in 2.2)
no
Whether or not the destination snapshots of the copied AMI should be encrypted.
kms_key_id
(added in 2.2)
no
KMS key id used to encrypt image. If not specified, uses default EBS Customer Master Key (CMK) for your account.
name
no default
The name of the new AMI to copy. (As of 2.3 the default is 'default', in prior versions it was 'null'.)
profile
(added in 1.6)
no
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
no
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
(added in 1.6)
no
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
source_image_id
yes
The ID of the AMI in source region that should be copied.
source_region
yes
The source region the AMI should be copied from.
tags
no
A hash/dictionary of tags to add to the new copied AMI; '{"key":"value"}' and '{"key":"value","key":"value"}'
validate_certs
(added in 1.5)
no yes
  • yes
  • no
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.
wait
no no
  • yes
  • no
Wait for the copied AMI to be in state 'available' before returning.
wait_timeout
no 1200
How long before wait gives up, in seconds. (As of 2.3 this option is deprecated. See boto3 Waiters)

Examples

# Basic AMI Copy
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx

# AMI copy wait until available
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    wait: yes
  register: image_id

# Named AMI copy
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    name: My-Awesome-AMI
    description: latest patch

# Tagged AMI copy
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    tags:
        Name: My-Super-AMI
        Patch: 1.2.3

# Encrypted AMI copy
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    encrypted: yes

# Encrypted AMI copy with specified key
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    encrypted: yes
    kms_key_id: arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:XXXXXXXXXXXX:key/746de6ea-50a4-4bcb-8fbc-e3b29f2d367b

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See http://boto.readthedocs.org/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Status

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

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