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cs_facts - Gather facts on instances of Apache CloudStack based clouds.

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • This module fetches data from the metadata API in CloudStack. The module must be called from within the instance itself.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • yaml

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
filter
    Choices:
  • cloudstack_service_offering
  • cloudstack_availability_zone
  • cloudstack_public_hostname
  • cloudstack_public_ipv4
  • cloudstack_local_hostname
  • cloudstack_local_ipv4
  • cloudstack_instance_id
  • cloudstack_user_data
Filter for a specific fact.
meta_data_host
(added in 2.4)
Host or IP of the meta data API service.
If not set, determination by parsing the dhcp lease file.

Examples

# Gather all facts on instances
- name: Gather cloudstack facts
  cs_facts:

# Gather specific fact on instances
- name: Gather cloudstack facts
  cs_facts: filter=cloudstack_instance_id

# Gather specific fact on instances with a given meta_data_host
- name: Gather cloudstack facts
  cs_facts:
    filter: cloudstack_instance_id
    meta_data_host: 169.254.169.254

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
cloudstack_availability_zone
string
success
zone the instance is deployed in.

Sample:
ch-gva-2
cloudstack_instance_id
string
success
UUID of the instance.

Sample:
ab4e80b0-3e7e-4936-bdc5-e334ba5b0139
cloudstack_local_hostname
string
success
local hostname of the instance.

Sample:
VM-ab4e80b0-3e7e-4936-bdc5-e334ba5b0139
cloudstack_local_ipv4
string
success
local IPv4 of the instance.

Sample:
185.19.28.35
cloudstack_public_hostname
string
success
public IPv4 of the router. Same as cloudstack_public_ipv4.

Sample:
VM-ab4e80b0-3e7e-4936-bdc5-e334ba5b0139
cloudstack_public_ipv4
string
success
public IPv4 of the router.

Sample:
185.19.28.35
cloudstack_service_offering
string
success
service offering of the instance.

Sample:
Micro 512mb 1cpu
cloudstack_user_data
dict
success
data of the instance provided by users.

Sample:
{'bla': 'foo'}


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.

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

Author

  • René Moser (@resmo)

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