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rax_facts - Gather facts for Rackspace Cloud Servers

New in version 1.4.

Synopsis

  • Gather facts for Rackspace Cloud Servers.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
address
no
Server IP address to retrieve facts for, will match any IP assigned to the server
api_key
no
Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

aliases: password
auth_endpoint
(added in 1.5)
no https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/
The URI of the authentication service.
credentials
no
File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

aliases: creds_file
env
(added in 1.5)
no
id
no
Server ID to retrieve facts for
identity_type
(added in 1.5)
no rackspace
Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.
name
no
Server name to retrieve facts for
region
no DFW
Region to create an instance in.
tenant_id
(added in 1.5)
no
The tenant ID used for authentication.
tenant_name
(added in 1.5)
no
The tenant name used for authentication.
username
no
Rackspace username, overrides credentials.
verify_ssl
(added in 1.5)
no
Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

Examples

- name: Gather info about servers
  hosts: all
  gather_facts: False
  tasks:
    - name: Get facts about servers
      local_action:
        module: rax_facts
        credentials: ~/.raxpub
        name: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
        region: DFW
    - name: Map some facts
      set_fact:
        ansible_ssh_host: "{{ rax_accessipv4 }}"

Notes

Note

  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.
  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating
  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file
  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, …)

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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