amazon.aws.ec2_ami_info module – Gather information about ec2 AMIs

Note

This module is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 3.2.0).

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 amazon.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: amazon.aws.ec2_ami_info.

New in version 1.0.0: of amazon.aws

Synopsis

  • Gather information about ec2 AMIs

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, 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.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

Not used by boto 2 based modules.

Note: The CA Bundle is read ‘module’ side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found at https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

Only the ‘user_agent’ key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.

aws_secret_key

aliases: ec2_secret_key, 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.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

describe_image_attributes

boolean

Describe attributes (like launchPermission) of the images found.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_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

aliases: executable_user

list / elements=string

Filter images by users with explicit launch permissions. Valid options are an AWS account ID, self, or all (public AMIs).

filters

dictionary

A dict of filters to apply. Each dict item consists of a filter key and a filter value.

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/APIReference/API_DescribeImages.html for possible filters.

Filter names and values are case sensitive.

image_ids

aliases: image_id

list / elements=string

One or more image IDs.

owners

aliases: owner

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 ).

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.

aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_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

security_token

aliases: aws_security_token, access_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.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

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_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, 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, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

Examples

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

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

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

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

- name: gather information about Ubuntu 17.04 AMIs published by Canonical (099720109477)
  amazon.aws.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

Description

images

list / elements=dictionary

A list of images.

Returned: always

architecture

string

The architecture of the image.

Returned: always

Sample: “x86_64”

block_device_mappings

list / elements=dictionary

Any block device mapping entries.

Returned: always

device_name

string

The device name exposed to the instance.

Returned: always

Sample: “/dev/sda1”

ebs

complex

EBS volumes

Returned: always

creation_date

string

The date and time the image was created.

Returned: always

Sample: “2017-10-16T19:22:13.000Z”

description

string

The description of the AMI.

Returned: always

Sample: “”

ena_support

boolean

Whether enhanced networking with ENA is enabled.

Returned: always

Sample: true

hypervisor

string

The hypervisor type of the image.

Returned: always

Sample: “xen”

image_id

string

The ID of the AMI.

Returned: always

Sample: “ami-5b466623”

image_location

string

The location of the AMI.

Returned: always

Sample: “408466080000/Webapp”

image_type

string

The type of image.

Returned: always

Sample: “machine”

launch_permissions

list / elements=dictionary

A List of AWS accounts may launch the AMI.

Returned: When image is owned by calling account and describe_image_attributes is yes.

Sample: [{“group”: “all”}, {“user_id”: “408466080000”}]

group

string

A value of ‘all’ means the AMI is public.

Returned: success

user_id

string

An AWS account ID with permissions to launch the AMI.

Returned: success

name

string

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

Returned: always

Sample: “Webapp”

owner_id

string

The AWS account ID of the image owner.

Returned: always

Sample: “408466080000”

public

boolean

Whether the image has public launch permissions.

Returned: always

Sample: true

root_device_name

string

The device name of the root device.

Returned: always

Sample: “/dev/sda1”

root_device_type

string

The type of root device used by the AMI.

Returned: always

Sample: “ebs”

sriov_net_support

string

Whether enhanced networking is enabled.

Returned: always

Sample: “simple”

state

string

The current state of the AMI.

Returned: always

Sample: “available”

tags

dictionary

Any tags assigned to the image.

Returned: always

virtualization_type

string

The type of virtualization of the AMI.

Returned: always

Sample: “hvm”

Authors

  • Prasad Katti (@prasadkatti)