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win_iis_webapppool - configures an IIS Web Application Pool

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Creates, removes and configures an IIS Web Application Pool.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
attributes
no
As of Ansible 2.4, this field can take in dict entries to set the application pool attributes.
These attributes are based on the naming standard at https://www.iis.net/configreference/system.applicationhost/applicationpools/add#005, see the examples section for more details on how to set this.
You can also set the attributes of child elements like cpu and processModel, see the examples to see how it is done.
While you can use the numeric values for enums it is recommended to use the enum name itself, e.g. use SpecificUser instead of 3 for processModel.identityType.
managedPipelineMode may be either "Integrated" or "Classic".
startMode may be either "OnDemand" or "AlwaysRunning".
Use state module parameter to modify the state of the app pool.
When trying to set 'processModel.password' and you receive a 'Value does fall within the expected range' error, you have a corrupted keystore. Please follow http://structuredsight.com/2014/10/26/im-out-of-range-youre-out-of-range/ to help fix your host.
DEPRECATED As of Ansible 2.4 this field should be set using a dict form, in older versions of Ansible this field used to be a string.
This string has attributes that are separated by a pipe '|' and attribute name/values by colon ':' Ex. "startMode:OnDemand|managedPipelineMode:Classic".
name
yes
Name of the application pool.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
  • stopped
  • started
  • restarted
The state of the application pool.
If present will ensure the app pool is configured and exists.
If absent will ensure the app pool is removed.
If stopped will ensure the app pool exists and is stopped.
If started will ensure the app pool exists and is started.
If restarted will ensure the app pool exists and will restart, this is never idempotent.

Examples

- name: return information about an existing application pool
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: DefaultAppPool
    state: present

- name: create a new application pool in 'Started' state
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    state: started

- name: stop an application pool
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    state: stopped

- name: restart an application pool (non-idempotent)
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    state: restart

- name: change application pool attributes using new dict style
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    attributes:
      managedRuntimeVersion: v4.0
      autoStart: false

# Note this format style has been deprecated, please use the newer dict style instead
- name: change application pool attributes using older string style
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    attributes: 'managedRuntimeVersion:v4.0|autoStart:false'

# This is the preferred style to use when setting attributes
- name: creates an application pool, sets attributes and starts it
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AnotherAppPool
    state: started
    attributes:
      managedRuntimeVersion: v4.0
      autoStart: false

# In the below example we are setting attributes in child element processModel
# https://www.iis.net/configreference/system.applicationhost/applicationpools/add/processmodel
- name: manage child element and set identity of application pool
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: IdentitiyAppPool
    state: started
    attributes:
      managedPipelineMode: Classic
      processModel.identityType: SpecificUser
      processModel.username: '{{ansible_user}}'
      processModel.password: '{{ansible_password}}'
      processModel.loadUserProfile: True

- name: manage a timespan attribute
  win_iis_webapppool:
    name: TimespanAppPool
    state: started
    attributes:
      # Timespan with full string "day:hour:minute:second.millisecond"
      recycling.periodicRestart.time: "00:00:05:00.000000"
      recycling.periodicRestart.schedule: ["00:10:00", "05:30:00"]
      # Shortened timespan "hour:minute:second"
      processModel.pingResponseTime: "00:03:00"

Return Values

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

name description returned type sample
info
Information on current state of the Application Pool. See https://www.iis.net/configreference/system.applicationhost/applicationpools/add#005 for the full list of return attributes based on your IIS version.
success complex None
contains:
name description returned type sample
failure
Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool failure attributes.
success dictionary {'autoShutdownExe': '', 'orphanActionExe': '', 'rapidFailProtextionInterval': {'Hours': 0, 'Days': 0}}
state
Current runtime state of the pool as the module completed.
success string Started
name
Name of Application Pool that was processed by this module invocation.
success string DefaultAppPool
attributes
Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool attributes.
success dictionary {'managedRuntimeLoader': 'webengine4.dll', 'applicationPoolSid': 'S-1-5-82-1352790163-598702362-1775843902-1923651883-1762956711', 'managedPipelineMode': 'Classic', 'enable32BitAppOnWin64': True, 'name': 'DefaultAppPool', 'passAnonymousToken': True, 'CLRConfigFile': '', 'queueLength': 1000, 'state': 'Started', 'enableConfigurationOverride': True, 'autoStart': True, 'startMode': 'OnDemand', 'managedRuntimeVersion': 'v4.0'}
processModel
Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool processModel attributes.
success dictionary {'logonType': 'LogonBatch', 'identityType': 'ApplicationPoolIdentity', 'pingInterval': {'Hours': 0, 'Days': 0}}
recycling
Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool recycling attributes.
success dictionary {'disallowOverlappingRotation': False, 'disallowRotationOnConfigChange': False, 'logEventOnRecycle': 'Time,Requests,Schedule,Memory,IsapiUnhealthy,OnDemand,ConfigChange,PrivateMemory'}
cpu
Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool cpu attributes.
success dictionary {'action': 'NoAction', 'limit': 0, 'resetInterval': {'Hours': 0, 'Days': 0}}
attributes
Application Pool attributes that were set and processed by this module invocation.
success dictionary {'managedPipelineMode': 'Classic', 'enable32BitAppOnWin64': 'true', 'managedRuntimeVersion': 'v4.0'}


Status

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

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