awx.awx.bulk_host_create module – Bulk host create in Automation Platform Controller

Note

This module is part of the awx.awx collection (version 23.8.1).

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 awx.awx.

To use it in a playbook, specify: awx.awx.bulk_host_create.

Synopsis

  • Single-request bulk host creation in Automation Platform Controller.

  • Provides a way to add many hosts at once to an inventory in Controller.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

controller_config_file

aliases: tower_config_file

path

Path to the controller config file.

If provided, the other locations for config files will not be considered.

controller_host

aliases: tower_host

string

URL to your Automation Platform Controller instance.

If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_HOST and then config files

If value not specified by any means, the value of 127.0.0.1 will be used

controller_oauthtoken

aliases: tower_oauthtoken

any

added in awx.awx 3.7.0

The OAuth token to use.

This value can be in one of two formats.

A string which is the token itself. (i.e. bqV5txm97wqJqtkxlMkhQz0pKhRMMX)

A dictionary structure as returned by the token module.

If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_OAUTH_TOKEN and then config files

controller_password

aliases: tower_password

string

Password for your controller instance.

If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_PASSWORD and then config files

controller_username

aliases: tower_username

string

Username for your controller instance.

If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_USERNAME and then config files

hosts

list / elements=dictionary / required

List of hosts to add to inventory.

description

string

The description to use for the host.

enabled

boolean

If the host should be enabled.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

instance_id

string

instance_id to use for the host.

name

string / required

The name to use for the host.

variables

dictionary

Variables to use for the host.

inventory

string / required

Inventory name, ID, or named URL the hosts should be made a member of.

request_timeout

float

Specify the timeout Ansible should use in requests to the controller host.

Defaults to 10s, but this is handled by the shared module_utils code

validate_certs

aliases: tower_verify_ssl

boolean

Whether to allow insecure connections to AWX.

If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

If value not set, will try environment variable CONTROLLER_VERIFY_SSL and then config files

Choices:

  • false

  • true

Notes

Note

  • If no config_file is provided we will attempt to use the tower-cli library defaults to find your host information.

  • config_file should be in the following format host=hostname username=username password=password

Examples

- name: Bulk host create
  bulk_host_create:
    inventory: 1
    hosts:
      - name: foobar.org
      - name: 127.0.0.1

Authors

  • Seth Foster (@fosterseth)