ec2_ami_info – Gather information about ec2 AMIs

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Gather information about ec2 AMIs
  • This module was called ec2_ami_facts before Ansible 2.9. The usage did not change.

Aliases: ec2_ami_facts

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • boto3
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
string
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
string
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
added in 2.8
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook. The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.
describe_image_attributes
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Describe attributes (like launchPermission) of the images found.
ec2_url
string
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
executable_users
list / elements=string
Filter images by users with explicit launch permissions. Valid options are an AWS account ID, self, or all (public AMIs).

aliases: executable_user
filters
dictionary
A dict of filters to apply. Each dict item consists of a filter key and a filter value.
Filter names and values are case sensitive.
image_ids
list / elements=string
One or more image IDs.

aliases: image_id
owners
list / elements=string
Filter the images by the owner. Valid options are an AWS account ID, self, or an AWS owner alias ( amazon | aws-marketplace | microsoft ).

aliases: owner
profile
string
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
string
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
string
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

- name: gather information about an AMI using ami-id
  ec2_ami_info:
    image_ids: ami-5b488823

- name: gather information about all AMIs with tag key Name and value webapp
  ec2_ami_info:
    filters:
      "tag:Name": webapp

- name: gather information about an AMI with 'AMI Name' equal to foobar
  ec2_ami_info:
    filters:
      name: foobar

- name: gather information about Ubuntu 17.04 AMIs published by Canonical (099720109477)
  ec2_ami_info:
    owners: 099720109477
    filters:
      name: "ubuntu/images/ubuntu-zesty-17.04-*"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
images
list / elements=dictionary
always
A list of images.

  architecture
string
always
The architecture of the image.

Sample:
x86_64
  block_device_mappings
list / elements=dictionary
always
Any block device mapping entries.

    device_name
string
always
The device name exposed to the instance.

Sample:
/dev/sda1
    ebs
complex
always
EBS volumes

  creation_date
string
always
The date and time the image was created.

Sample:
2017-10-16T19:22:13.000Z
  description
string
always
The description of the AMI.

  ena_support
boolean
always
Whether enhanced networking with ENA is enabled.

Sample:
True
  hypervisor
string
always
The hypervisor type of the image.

Sample:
xen
  image_id
string
always
The ID of the AMI.

Sample:
ami-5b466623
  image_location
string
always
The location of the AMI.

Sample:
408466080000/Webapp
  image_type
string
always
The type of image.

Sample:
machine
  launch_permissions
list / elements=dictionary
When image is owned by calling account and describe_image_attributes is yes.
A List of AWS accounts may launch the AMI.

Sample:
[{'group': 'all'}, {'user_id': '408466080000'}]
    group
string
A value of 'all' means the AMI is public.

    user_id
string
An AWS account ID with permissions to launch the AMI.

  name
string
always
The name of the AMI that was provided during image creation.

Sample:
Webapp
  owner_id
string
always
The AWS account ID of the image owner.

Sample:
408466080000
  public
boolean
always
Whether the image has public launch permissions.

Sample:
True
  root_device_name
string
always
The device name of the root device.

Sample:
/dev/sda1
  root_device_type
string
always
The type of root device used by the AMI.

Sample:
ebs
  sriov_net_support
string
always
Whether enhanced networking is enabled.

Sample:
simple
  state
string
always
The current state of the AMI.

Sample:
available
  tags
dictionary
always
Any tags assigned to the image.

  virtualization_type
string
always
The type of virtualization of the AMI.

Sample:
hvm


Status

Authors

  • Prasad Katti (@prasadkatti)

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