amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway module – Manage AWS VPC NAT Gateways

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_vpc_nat_gateway.

New in amazon.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • Ensure the state of AWS VPC NAT Gateways based on their id, allocation and subnet ids.

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.

allocation_id

string

The id of the elastic IP allocation. If this is not passed and the eip_address is not passed. An EIP is generated for this NAT Gateway.

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.

client_token

string

Optional unique token to be used during create to ensure idempotency. When specifying this option, ensure you specify the eip_address parameter as well otherwise any subsequent runs will fail.

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

eip_address

string

The elastic IP address of the EIP you want attached to this NAT Gateway. If this is not passed and the allocation_id is not passed, an EIP is generated for this NAT Gateway.

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.

if_exist_do_not_create

boolean

if a NAT Gateway exists already in the subnet_id, then do not create a new one.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

nat_gateway_id

string

The id AWS dynamically allocates to the NAT Gateway on creation. This is required when the absent option is present.

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.

release_eip

boolean

Deallocate the EIP from the VPC.

Option is only valid with the absent state.

You should use this with the wait option. Since you can not release an address while a delete operation is happening.

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

Ensure NAT Gateway is present or absent.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

subnet_id

string

The id of the subnet to create the NAT Gateway in. This is required with the present option.

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)

wait

boolean

Wait for operation to complete before returning.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

wait_timeout

integer

How many seconds to wait for an operation to complete before timing out.

Default: 320

Notes

Note

  • Support for tags and purge_tags was added in release 1.4.0.

  • 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.

- name: Create new nat gateway with client token.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: present
    subnet_id: subnet-12345678
    eip_address: 52.1.1.1
    region: ap-southeast-2
    client_token: abcd-12345678
  register: new_nat_gateway

- name: Create new nat gateway using an allocation-id.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: present
    subnet_id: subnet-12345678
    allocation_id: eipalloc-12345678
    region: ap-southeast-2
  register: new_nat_gateway

- name: Create new nat gateway, using an EIP address  and wait for available status.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: present
    subnet_id: subnet-12345678
    eip_address: 52.1.1.1
    wait: true
    region: ap-southeast-2
  register: new_nat_gateway

- name: Create new nat gateway and allocate new EIP.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: present
    subnet_id: subnet-12345678
    wait: true
    region: ap-southeast-2
  register: new_nat_gateway

- name: Create new nat gateway and allocate new EIP if a nat gateway does not yet exist in the subnet.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: present
    subnet_id: subnet-12345678
    wait: true
    region: ap-southeast-2
    if_exist_do_not_create: true
  register: new_nat_gateway

- name: Delete nat gateway using discovered nat gateways from facts module.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: absent
    region: ap-southeast-2
    wait: true
    nat_gateway_id: "{{ item.NatGatewayId }}"
    release_eip: true
  register: delete_nat_gateway_result
  loop: "{{ gateways_to_remove.result }}"

- name: Delete nat gateway and wait for deleted status.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: absent
    nat_gateway_id: nat-12345678
    wait: true
    wait_timeout: 500
    region: ap-southeast-2

- name: Delete nat gateway and release EIP.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: absent
    nat_gateway_id: nat-12345678
    release_eip: true
    wait: true
    wait_timeout: 300
    region: ap-southeast-2

- name: Create new nat gateway using allocation-id and tags.
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    state: present
    subnet_id: subnet-12345678
    allocation_id: eipalloc-12345678
    region: ap-southeast-2
    tags:
        Tag1: tag1
        Tag2: tag2
  register: new_nat_gateway

- name: Update tags without purge
  amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway:
    subnet_id: subnet-12345678
    allocation_id: eipalloc-12345678
    region: ap-southeast-2
    purge_tags: false
    tags:
        Tag3: tag3
    wait: true
  register: update_tags_nat_gateway

Return Values

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

Key

Description

create_time

string

The ISO 8601 date time format in UTC.

Returned: In all cases.

Sample: "2016-03-05T05:19:20.282000+00:00'"

nat_gateway_addresses

string

List of dictionaries containing the public_ip, network_interface_id, private_ip, and allocation_id.

Returned: In all cases.

Sample: "[{'allocation_id': 'eipalloc-12345', 'network_interface_id': 'eni-12345', 'private_ip': '10.0.0.100', 'public_ip': '52.52.52.52'}]"

nat_gateway_id

string

id of the VPC NAT Gateway

Returned: In all cases.

Sample: "nat-0d1e3a878585988f8"

state

string

The current state of the NAT Gateway.

Returned: In all cases.

Sample: "available"

subnet_id

string

id of the Subnet

Returned: In all cases.

Sample: "subnet-12345"

tags

dictionary

The tags associated the VPC NAT Gateway.

Returned: When tags are present.

Sample: {"tags": {"Ansible": "Test"}}

vpc_id

string

id of the VPC.

Returned: In all cases.

Sample: "vpc-12345"

Authors

  • Allen Sanabria (@linuxdynasty)

  • Jon Hadfield (@jonhadfield)

  • Karen Cheng (@Etherdaemon)

  • Alina Buzachis (@alinabuzachis)