amazon.aws.ec2_eni module – Create and optionally attach an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) to an instance

Note

This module is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 5.1.0).

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_eni.

New in amazon.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Create and optionally attach an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) to an instance.

  • If eni_id or private_ip is provided, the existing ENI (if any) will be modified.

  • The attached parameter controls the attachment status of the network interface.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.18.0

  • botocore >= 1.21.0

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_reassignment

boolean

Indicates whether to allow an IP address that is already assigned to another network interface or instance to be reassigned to the specified network interface.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

attached

boolean

Specifies if network interface should be attached or detached from instance. If omitted, attachment status won’t change

Choices:

  • false

  • 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

delete_on_termination

boolean

Delete the interface when the instance it is attached to is terminated. You can only specify this flag when the interface is being modified, not on creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

description

string

Optional description of the ENI.

device_index

integer

The index of the device for the network interface attachment on the instance.

Default: 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.

eni_id

string

The ID of the ENI (to modify).

If eni_id=None and state=present, a new ENI will be created.

force_detach

boolean

Force detachment of the interface. This applies either when explicitly detaching the interface by setting instance_id=None or when deleting an interface with state=absent.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

instance_id

string

Instance ID that you wish to attach ENI to.

name

string

Name for the ENI. This will create a tag with the key Name and the value assigned here.

This can be used in conjunction with subnet_id as another means of identifiying a network interface.

AWS does not enforce unique Name tags, so duplicate names are possible if you configure it that way. If that is the case, you will need to provide other identifying information such as private_ip_address or eni_id.

private_ip_address

string

Private 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.

purge_secondary_private_ip_addresses

boolean

To be used with secondary_private_ip_addresses to determine whether or not to remove any secondary IP addresses other than those specified.

Set secondary_private_ip_addresses=[] to purge all secondary addresses.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • 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.

secondary_private_ip_address_count

integer

The number of secondary IP addresses to assign to the network interface.

This option is mutually exclusive of secondary_private_ip_addresses.

secondary_private_ip_addresses

list / elements=string

A list of IP addresses to assign as secondary IP addresses to the network interface.

This option is mutually exclusive of secondary_private_ip_address_count.

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.

security_groups

list / elements=string

List of security groups associated with the interface.

Ignored when state=absent.

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.

source_dest_check

boolean

By default, interfaces perform source/destination checks. NAT instances however need this check to be disabled. You can only specify this flag when the interface is being modified, not on creation.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

state

string

Create or delete ENI.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

subnet_id

string

ID of subnet in which to create the ENI.

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

  • This module identifies and ENI based on either the eni_id, a combination of private_ip_address and subnet_id, or a combination of instance_id and device_id. Any of these options will let you specify a particular ENI.

  • Support for tags and purge_tags was added in release 1.3.0.

  • Caution: Environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. Files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’.

  • 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.

# Create an ENI. As no security group is defined, ENI will be created in default security group
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    private_ip_address: 172.31.0.20
    subnet_id: subnet-xxxxxxxx
    state: present

# Create an ENI and attach it to an instance
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    instance_id: i-xxxxxxx
    device_index: 1
    private_ip_address: 172.31.0.20
    subnet_id: subnet-xxxxxxxx
    state: present

# Create an ENI with two secondary addresses
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    subnet_id: subnet-xxxxxxxx
    state: present
    secondary_private_ip_address_count: 2

# Assign a secondary IP address to an existing ENI
# This will purge any existing IPs
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    subnet_id: subnet-xxxxxxxx
    eni_id: eni-yyyyyyyy
    state: present
    secondary_private_ip_addresses:
      - 172.16.1.1

# Remove any secondary IP addresses from an existing ENI
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    subnet_id: subnet-xxxxxxxx
    eni_id: eni-yyyyyyyy
    state: present
    secondary_private_ip_address_count: 0

# Destroy an ENI, detaching it from any instance if necessary
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    eni_id: eni-xxxxxxx
    force_detach: true
    state: absent

# Update an ENI
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    eni_id: eni-xxxxxxx
    description: "My new description"
    state: present

# Update an ENI using name and subnet_id
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    name: eni-20
    subnet_id: subnet-xxxxxxx
    description: "My new description"
    state: present

# Update an ENI identifying it by private_ip_address and subnet_id
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    subnet_id: subnet-xxxxxxx
    private_ip_address: 172.16.1.1
    description: "My new description"

# Detach an ENI from an instance
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    eni_id: eni-xxxxxxx
    instance_id: None
    state: present

### Delete an interface on termination
# First create the interface
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    instance_id: i-xxxxxxx
    device_index: 1
    private_ip_address: 172.31.0.20
    subnet_id: subnet-xxxxxxxx
    state: present
  register: eni

# Modify the interface to enable the delete_on_terminaton flag
- amazon.aws.ec2_eni:
    eni_id: "{{ eni.interface.id }}"
    delete_on_termination: true

Return Values

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

Key

Description

interface

complex

Network interface attributes

Returned: when state != absent

description

string

interface description

Returned: success

Sample: "Firewall network interface"

groups

list / elements=dictionary

list of security groups

Returned: success

Sample: [{"sg-f8a8a9da": "default"}]

id

string

network interface id

Returned: success

Sample: "eni-1d889198"

mac_address

string

interface’s physical address

Returned: success

Sample: "00:00:5E:00:53:23"

name

string

The name of the ENI

Returned: success

Sample: "my-eni-20"

owner_id

string

aws account id

Returned: success

Sample: "812381371"

private_ip_address

string

primary ip address of this interface

Returned: success

Sample: "10.20.30.40"

private_ip_addresses

list / elements=dictionary

list of all private ip addresses associated to this interface

Returned: success

Sample: [{"primary_address": true, "private_ip_address": "10.20.30.40"}]

source_dest_check

boolean

value of source/dest check flag

Returned: success

Sample: true

status

string

network interface status

Returned: success

Sample: "pending"

subnet_id

string

which vpc subnet the interface is bound

Returned: success

Sample: "subnet-b0a0393c"

tags

dictionary

The dictionary of tags associated with the ENI

Returned: success

Sample: {"Name": "my-eni", "group": "Finance"}

vpc_id

string

which vpc this network interface is bound

Returned: success

Sample: "vpc-9a9a9da"

Authors

  • Rob White (@wimnat)

  • Mike Healey (@healem)