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

Note

This module is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 3.4.0).

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.

To use it in a playbook, specify: amazon.aws.ec2_vpc_nat_gateway.

New in version 1.0.0: of amazon.aws

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 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

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_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, 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.

aws_ca_bundle

path

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

Not used by boto 2 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.

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

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

aliases: ec2_secret_key, 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.

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_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.

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.

if_exist_do_not_create

boolean

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

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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

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.

purge_tags

boolean

added in 1.4.0 of amazon.aws

Remove tags not listed in tags.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_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

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:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

security_token

aliases: aws_session_token, session_token, aws_security_token, access_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_session_token and session_token have been added in version 3.2.0.

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

added in 1.4.0 of amazon.aws

A dict of tags to apply to the NAT gateway.

To remove all tags set tags={} and purge_tags=true.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

wait

boolean

Wait for operation to complete before returning.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

wait_timeout

integer

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

Default: 320

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

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

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: yes
    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: no
    tags:
        Tag3: tag3
    wait: yes
  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\u0027”

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)