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os_server_actions - Perform actions on Compute Instances from OpenStack

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Perform server actions on an existing compute instance from OpenStack. This module does not return any data other than changed true/false. When action is ‘rebuild’, then image parameter is required.

Requirements (on host that executes module)

  • python >= 2.6
  • python >= 2.7
  • shade

Options

parameter required default choices comments
action
no present
  • stop
  • start
  • pause
  • unpause
  • lock
  • unlock
  • suspend
  • resume
  • rebuild
Perform the given action. The lock and unlock actions always return changed as the servers API does not provide lock status.
api_timeout
no None
How long should the socket layer wait before timing out for API calls. If this is omitted, nothing will be passed to the requests library.
auth
no
Dictionary containing auth information as needed by the cloud's auth plugin strategy. For the default password plugin, this would contain auth_url, username, password, project_name and any information about domains if the cloud supports them. For other plugins, this param will need to contain whatever parameters that auth plugin requires. This parameter is not needed if a named cloud is provided or OpenStack OS_* environment variables are present.
auth_type
no password
Name of the auth plugin to use. If the cloud uses something other than password authentication, the name of the plugin should be indicated here and the contents of the auth parameter should be updated accordingly.
availability_zone
no
Ignored. Present for backwards compatability
cacert
no None
A path to a CA Cert bundle that can be used as part of verifying SSL API requests.
cert
no None
A path to a client certificate to use as part of the SSL transaction.
cloud
no
Named cloud to operate against. Provides default values for auth and auth_type. This parameter is not needed if auth is provided or if OpenStack OS_* environment variables are present.
endpoint_type
no public
  • public
  • internal
  • admin
Endpoint URL type to fetch from the service catalog.
image
(added in 2.3)
no
Image the server should be rebuilt with
key
no None
A path to a client key to use as part of the SSL transaction.
region_name
no
Name of the region.
server
yes
Name or ID of the instance
timeout
no 180
The amount of time the module should wait for the instance to perform the requested action.
validate_certs
no
Whether or not SSL API requests should be verified. Before 2.3 this defaulted to True.

aliases: verify
wait
no yes
If the module should wait for the instance action to be performed.

Examples

# Pauses a compute instance
- os_server_actions:
       action: pause
       auth:
         auth_url: https://mycloud.openstack.blueboxgrid.com:5001/v2.0
         username: admin
         password: admin
         project_name: admin
       server: vm1
       timeout: 200

Notes

Note

  • The standard OpenStack environment variables, such as OS_USERNAME may be used instead of providing explicit values.
  • Auth information is driven by os-client-config, which means that values can come from a yaml config file in /etc/ansible/openstack.yaml, /etc/openstack/clouds.yaml or ~/.config/openstack/clouds.yaml, then from standard environment variables, then finally by explicit parameters in plays. More information can be found at http://docs.openstack.org/developer/os-client-config

Status

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

Support

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