amazon.aws.ec2_ami_info – Gather information about ec2 AMIs

Note

This plugin is part of the amazon.aws collection.

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

  • This module was called amazon.aws.ec2_ami_facts before Ansible 2.9. The usage did not change.

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.
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.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_ca_bundle
path
The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.
Only used for boto3 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.
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
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.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
    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.

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url
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.
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.

aliases: aws_profile
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.
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.

aliases: aws_security_token, 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_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

  • 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
  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 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
success
A value of 'all' means the AMI is public.

   
user_id
string
success
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


Authors

  • Prasad Katti (@prasadkatti)