amazon.aws.ec2_eip module – manages EC2 elastic IP (EIP) addresses.

Note

This module is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 7.4.0).

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: amazon.aws.ec2_eip.

New in amazon.aws 5.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module can allocate or release an EIP.

  • This module can associate/disassociate an EIP with instances or network interfaces.

  • This module was originally added to community.aws in release 1.0.0.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.26.0

  • botocore >= 1.29.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

allow_reassociation

boolean

Specify this option to allow an Elastic IP address that is already associated with another network interface or instance to be re-associated with the specified instance or interface.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

aws_ca_bundle

path

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

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

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

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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

device_id

string

The id of the device for the EIP.

Can be an EC2 Instance id or Elastic Network Interface (ENI) id.

When specifying an ENI id, in_vpc must be true

The instance_id alias was removed in release 6.0.0.

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

in_vpc

boolean

Allocate an EIP inside a VPC or not.

Required if specifying an ENI with device_id.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

private_ip_address

string

The primary or secondary private IP address to associate with the Elastic IP address.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

public_ip

aliases: ip

string

The IP address of a previously allocated EIP.

When state=present and device is specified, the EIP is associated with the device.

When state=absent and device is specified, the EIP is disassociated from the device.

public_ipv4_pool

string

Allocates the new Elastic IP from the provided public IPv4 pool (BYOIP) only applies to newly allocated Elastic IPs, isn’t validated when reuse_existing_ip_allowed=true.

purge_tags

boolean

If purge_tags=true and tags is set, existing tags will be purged from the resource to match exactly what is defined by tags parameter.

If the tags parameter is not set then tags will not be modified, even if purge_tags=True.

Tag keys beginning with aws: are reserved by Amazon and can not be modified. As such they will be ignored for the purposes of the purge_tags parameter. See the Amazon documentation for more information https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws_tagging.html#tag-conventions.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

release_on_disassociation

boolean

Whether or not to automatically release the EIP when it is disassociated.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

reuse_existing_ip_allowed

boolean

Reuse an EIP that is not associated to a device (when available), instead of allocating a new one.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

state

string

When state=present, allocate an EIP or associate an existing EIP with a device.

When state=absent, disassociate the EIP from the device and optionally release it.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

tag_name

string

When reuse_existing_ip_allowed=true, supplement with this option to only reuse an Elastic IP if it is tagged with tag_name.

tag_value

string

Supplements tag_name but also checks that the value of the tag provided in tag_name matches tag_value.

tags

aliases: resource_tags

dictionary

A dictionary representing the tags to be applied to the resource.

If the tags parameter is not set then tags will not be modified.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • There may be a delay between the time the EIP is assigned and when the cloud instance is reachable via the new address. Use wait_for and pause to delay further playbook execution until the instance is reachable, if necessary.

  • This module returns multiple changed statuses on disassociation or release. It returns an overall status based on any changes occurring. It also returns individual changed statuses for disassociation and release.

  • Support for tags and purge_tags was added in release 2.1.0.

  • Caution: For modules, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. As such, files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’. For lookup and connection plugins, environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘controller’ context and not the ‘host’ context.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

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

- name: associate an elastic IP with an instance
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003
    ip: 93.184.216.119

- name: associate an elastic IP with a device
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: eni-c8ad70f3
    ip: 93.184.216.119

- name: associate an elastic IP with a device and allow reassociation
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: eni-c8ad70f3
    public_ip: 93.184.216.119
    allow_reassociation: true

- name: disassociate an elastic IP from an instance
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003
    ip: 93.184.216.119
    state: absent

- name: disassociate an elastic IP with a device
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: eni-c8ad70f3
    ip: 93.184.216.119
    state: absent

- name: allocate a new elastic IP and associate it with an instance
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003

- name: allocate a new elastic IP without associating it to anything
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    state: present
  register: eip

- name: output the IP
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "Allocated IP is {{ eip.public_ip }}"

- name: provision new instances with ec2
  amazon.aws.ec2:
    keypair: mykey
    instance_type: c1.medium
    image: ami-40603AD1
    wait: true
    group: webserver
    count: 3
  register: ec2

- name: associate new elastic IPs with each of the instances
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: "{{ item }}"
  loop: "{{ ec2.instance_ids }}"

- name: allocate a new elastic IP inside a VPC in us-west-2
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-west-2
    in_vpc: true
  register: eip

- name: output the IP
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "Allocated IP inside a VPC is {{ eip.public_ip }}"

- name: allocate eip - reuse unallocated ips (if found) with FREE tag
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    reuse_existing_ip_allowed: true
    tag_name: FREE

- name: allocate eip - reuse unallocated ips if tag reserved is nope
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    reuse_existing_ip_allowed: true
    tag_name: reserved
    tag_value: nope

- name: allocate new eip - from servers given ipv4 pool
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    public_ipv4_pool: ipv4pool-ec2-0588c9b75a25d1a02

- name: allocate eip - from a given pool (if no free addresses where dev-servers tag is dynamic)
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    reuse_existing_ip_allowed: true
    tag_name: dev-servers
    public_ipv4_pool: ipv4pool-ec2-0588c9b75a25d1a02

- name: allocate eip from pool - check if tag reserved_for exists and value is our hostname
  amazon.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    reuse_existing_ip_allowed: true
    tag_name: reserved_for
    tag_value: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    public_ipv4_pool: ipv4pool-ec2-0588c9b75a25d1a02

Return Values

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

Key

Description

allocation_id

string

allocation_id of the elastic ip

Returned: on success

Sample: "eipalloc-51aa3a6c"

public_ip

string

an elastic ip address

Returned: on success

Sample: "52.88.159.209"

Authors

  • Rick Mendes (@rickmendes)