amazon.aws.ec2_vol module – Create and attach a volume, return volume ID and device map

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_vol.

New in amazon.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Creates an EBS volume and optionally attaches it to an instance.

  • If both instance and name are given and the instance has a device at the device name, then no volume is created and no attachment is made.

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.

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

When set to true, the volume will be deleted upon instance termination.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

device_name

string

Device ID to override device mapping. Assumes /dev/sdf for Linux/UNIX and /dev/xvdf for Windows.

encrypted

boolean

Enable encryption at rest for this volume.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

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.

id

string

Volume ID if you wish to attach an existing volume (requires instance) or remove an existing volume.

instance

string

Instance ID if you wish to attach the volume.

Set to None to detach the volume.

iops

integer

The provisioned IOPs you want to associate with this volume (integer).

kms_key_id

string

Specify the ID of the KMS key to use.

modify_volume

boolean

added in amazon.aws 1.4.0

The volume won’t be modified unless this key is true.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

multi_attach

boolean

added in amazon.aws 2.0.0

If set to true, Multi-Attach will be enabled when creating the volume.

When you create a new volume, Multi-Attach is disabled by default.

This parameter is supported with io1 and io2 volumes only.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

name

string

Volume Name tag if you wish to attach an existing volume (requires instance).

outpost_arn

string

added in amazon.aws 3.1.0

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Outpost.

If set, allows to create volume in an Outpost.

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_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.

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.

snapshot

string

Snapshot ID on which to base the volume.

state

string

Whether to ensure the volume is present or absent.

state=list was deprecated in release 1.1.0 and is no longer available with release 4.0.0.

The list functionality has been moved to a dedicated module amazon.aws.ec2_vol_info.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

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.

throughput

integer

added in amazon.aws 1.4.0

Volume throughput in MB/s.

This parameter is only valid for gp3 volumes.

Valid range is from 125 to 1000.

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)

volume_size

integer

Size of volume (in GiB) to create.

volume_type

string

Type of EBS volume; standard (magnetic), gp2 (SSD), gp3 (SSD), io1 (Provisioned IOPS), io2 (Provisioned IOPS), st1 (Throughput Optimized HDD), sc1 (Cold HDD).

standard is the old EBS default and continues to remain the Ansible default for backwards compatibility.

Choices:

  • "standard" ← (default)

  • "gp2"

  • "io1"

  • "st1"

  • "sc1"

  • "gp3"

  • "io2"

zone

aliases: availability_zone, aws_zone, ec2_zone

string

Zone in which to create the volume, if unset uses the zone the instance is in (if set).

Notes

Note

  • Support for purge_tags was added in release 1.5.0.

  • 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

# Simple attachment action
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    instance: XXXXXX
    volume_size: 5
    device_name: sdd
    region: us-west-2

# Example using custom iops params
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    instance: XXXXXX
    volume_size: 5
    iops: 100
    device_name: sdd
    region: us-west-2

# Example using snapshot id
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    instance: XXXXXX
    snapshot: "{{ snapshot }}"

# Playbook example combined with instance launch
- amazon.aws.ec2:
    keypair: "{{ keypair }}"
    image: "{{ image }}"
    wait: true
    count: 3
  register: ec2
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    instance: "{{ item.id }}"
    volume_size: 5
  loop: "{{ ec2.instances }}"
  register: ec2_vol

# Example: Launch an instance and then add a volume if not already attached
#   * Volume will be created with the given name if not already created.
#   * Nothing will happen if the volume is already attached.

- amazon.aws.ec2:
    keypair: "{{ keypair }}"
    image: "{{ image }}"
    zone: YYYYYY
    id: my_instance
    wait: true
    count: 1
  register: ec2

- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    instance: "{{ item.id }}"
    name: my_existing_volume_Name_tag
    device_name: /dev/xvdf
  loop: "{{ ec2.instances }}"
  register: ec2_vol

# Remove a volume
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    id: vol-XXXXXXXX
    state: absent

# Detach a volume (since 1.9)
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    id: vol-XXXXXXXX
    instance: None
    region: us-west-2

# Create new volume using SSD storage
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    instance: XXXXXX
    volume_size: 50
    volume_type: gp2
    device_name: /dev/xvdf

# Create new volume with multi-attach enabled
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    zone: XXXXXX
    multi_attach: true
    volume_size: 4
    volume_type: io1
    iops: 102

# Attach an existing volume to instance. The volume will be deleted upon instance termination.
- amazon.aws.ec2_vol:
    instance: XXXXXX
    id: XXXXXX
    device_name: /dev/sdf
    delete_on_termination: true

Return Values

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

Key

Description

device

string

device name of attached volume

Returned: when success

Sample: "/def/sdf"

volume

string

a dictionary containing detailed attributes of the volume

Returned: when success

Sample: "{'attachment_set': [{'attach_time': '2015-10-23T00:22:29.000Z', 'deleteOnTermination': 'false', 'device': '/dev/sdf', 'instance_id': 'i-8356263c', 'status': 'attached'}], 'create_time': '2015-10-21T14:36:08.870Z', 'encrypted': False, 'id': 'vol-35b333d9', 'iops': None, 'size': 1, 'snapshot_id': '', 'status': 'in-use', 'tags': {'env': 'dev'}, 'type': 'standard', 'zone': 'us-east-1b'}"

volume_id

string

the id of volume

Returned: when success

Sample: "vol-35b333d9"

volume_type

string

the volume type

Returned: when success

Sample: "standard"

Authors

  • Lester Wade (@lwade)