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ec2_eip - manages EC2 elastic IP (EIP) addresses.

New in version 1.4.

Synopsis

  • This module can allocate or release an EIP.
  • This module can associate/disassociate an EIP with instances or network interfaces.

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
device_id
(added in 2.0)
no
The id of the device for the EIP. Can be an EC2 Instance id or Elastic Network Interface (ENI) id.

aliases: instance_id
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.
in_vpc
(added in 1.4)
no
allocate an EIP inside a VPC or not
private_ip_address
(added in 2.3)
no None
The primary or secondary private IP address to associate with the Elastic IP address.
profile
(added in 1.6)
no
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
public_ip
no
The IP address of a previously allocated EIP.
If present and device is specified, the EIP is associated with the device.
If absent and device is specified, the EIP is disassociated from the device.

aliases: ip
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
release_on_disassociation
(added in 2.0)
no
whether or not to automatically release the EIP when it is disassociated
reuse_existing_ip_allowed
(added in 1.6)
no
Reuse an EIP that is not associated to a device (when available), instead of allocating a new one.
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
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
If present, allocate an EIP or associate an existing EIP with a device.
If absent, disassociate the EIP from the device and optionally release it.
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.

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

- name: associate an elastic IP with an instance
  ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003
    ip: 93.184.216.119

- name: associate an elastic IP with a device
  ec2_eip:
    device_id: eni-c8ad70f3
    ip: 93.184.216.119

- name: disassociate an elastic IP from an instance
  ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003
    ip: 93.184.216.119
    state: absent

- name: disassociate an elastic IP with a device
  ec2_eip:
    device_id: eni-c8ad70f3
    ip: 93.184.216.119
    state: absent

- name: allocate a new elastic IP and associate it with an instance
  ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003

- name: allocate a new elastic IP without associating it to anything
  ec2_eip:
    state: present
  register: eip

- name: output the IP
  debug:
    msg: "Allocated IP is {{ eip.public_ip }}"

- name: another way of allocating an elastic IP without associating it to anything
  ec2_eip:
    state: 'present'

- name: provision new instances with ec2
  ec2:
    keypair: mykey
    instance_type: c1.medium
    image: ami-40603AD1
    wait: yes
    group: webserver
    count: 3
  register: ec2

- name: associate new elastic IPs with each of the instances
  ec2_eip:
    device_id: "{{ item }}"
  with_items: "{{ ec2.instance_ids }}"

- name: allocate a new elastic IP inside a VPC in us-west-2
  ec2_eip:
    region: us-west-2
    in_vpc: yes
  register: eip

- name: output the IP
  debug:
    msg: "Allocated IP inside a VPC is {{ eip.public_ip }}"

Notes

Note

  • This module will return public_ip on success, which will contain the public IP address associated with the device.
  • There may be a delay between the time the EIP is assigned and when the cloud instance is reachable via the new address. Use wait_for and pause to delay further playbook execution until the instance is reachable, if necessary.
  • This module returns multiple changed statuses on disassociation or release. It returns an overall status based on any changes occurring. It also returns individual changed statuses for disassociation and release.
  • 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 stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

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