community.windows.win_iis_webapppool module – Configure IIS Web Application Pools

Note

This module is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.11.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_iis_webapppool.

Synopsis

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

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

attributes

string

This field is a free form dictionary value for 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.

name

string / required

Name of the application pool.

state

string

The state of the application pool.

If absent will ensure the app pool is removed.

If present will ensure the app pool is configured and exists.

If restarted will ensure the app pool exists and will restart, this is never idempotent.

If started will ensure the app pool exists and is started.

If stopped will ensure the app pool exists and is stopped.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "restarted"

  • "started"

  • "stopped"

See Also

See also

community.windows.win_iis_virtualdirectory

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_iis_virtualdirectory module.

community.windows.win_iis_webapplication

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_iis_webapplication module.

community.windows.win_iis_webbinding

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_iis_webbinding module.

community.windows.win_iis_website

The official documentation on the community.windows.win_iis_website module.

Examples

- name: Return information about an existing application pool
  community.windows.win_iis_webapppool:
    name: DefaultAppPool
    state: present

- name: Create a new application pool in 'Started' state
  community.windows.win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    state: started

- name: Stop an application pool
  community.windows.win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    state: stopped

- name: Restart an application pool (non-idempotent)
  community.windows.win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    state: restarted

- name: Change application pool attributes using new dict style
  community.windows.win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AppPool
    attributes:
      managedRuntimeVersion: v4.0
      autoStart: no

- name: Creates an application pool, sets attributes and starts it
  community.windows.win_iis_webapppool:
    name: AnotherAppPool
    state: started
    attributes:
      managedRuntimeVersion: v4.0
      autoStart: no

# 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
  community.windows.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
  community.windows.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, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

attributes

dictionary

Application Pool attributes that were set and processed by this module invocation.

Returned: success

Sample: {"enable32BitAppOnWin64": "true", "managedPipelineMode": "Classic", "managedRuntimeVersion": "v4.0"}

info

complex

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.

Returned: success

attributes

dictionary

Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool attributes.

Returned: success

Sample: {"CLRConfigFile": "", "applicationPoolSid": "S-1-5-82-1352790163-598702362-1775843902-1923651883-1762956711", "autoStart": true, "enable32BitAppOnWin64": true, "enableConfigurationOverride": true, "managedPipelineMode": "Classic", "managedRuntimeLoader": "webengine4.dll", "managedRuntimeVersion": "v4.0", "name": "DefaultAppPool", "passAnonymousToken": true, "queueLength": 1000, "startMode": "OnDemand", "state": "Started"}

cpu

dictionary

Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool cpu attributes.

Returned: success

Sample: {"action": "NoAction", "limit": 0, "resetInterval": {"Days": 0, "Hours": 0}}

failure

dictionary

Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool failure attributes.

Returned: success

Sample: {"autoShutdownExe": "", "orphanActionExe": "", "rapidFailProtextionInterval": {"Days": 0, "Hours": 0}}

name

string

Name of Application Pool that was processed by this module invocation.

Returned: success

Sample: "DefaultAppPool"

processModel

dictionary

Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool processModel attributes.

Returned: success

Sample: {"identityType": "ApplicationPoolIdentity", "logonType": "LogonBatch", "pingInterval": {"Days": 0, "Hours": 0}}

recycling

dictionary

Key value pairs showing the current Application Pool recycling attributes.

Returned: success

Sample: {"disallowOverlappingRotation": false, "disallowRotationOnConfigChange": false, "logEventOnRecycle": "Time,Requests,Schedule,Memory,IsapiUnhealthy,OnDemand,ConfigChange,PrivateMemory"}

state

string

Current runtime state of the pool as the module completed.

Returned: success

Sample: "Started"

Authors

  • Henrik Wallström (@henrikwallstrom)

  • Jordan Borean (@jborean93)