azure.azcollection.azure_rm_deployment module – Create or destroy Azure Resource Manager template deployments

Note

This module is part of the azure.azcollection collection (version 1.12.0).

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 azure.azcollection.

To use it in a playbook, specify: azure.azcollection.azure_rm_deployment.

New in version 0.1.0: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7

  • The host that executes this module must have the azure.azcollection collection installed via galaxy

  • All python packages listed in collection’s requirements-azure.txt must be installed via pip on the host that executes modules from azure.azcollection

  • Full installation instructions may be found https://galaxy.ansible.com/azure/azcollection

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

ad_user

string

Active Directory username. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.

adfs_authority_url

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Azure AD authority url. Use when authenticating with Username/password, and has your own ADFS authority.

api_profile

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Selects an API profile to use when communicating with Azure services. Default value of latest is appropriate for public clouds; future values will allow use with Azure Stack.

Default: “latest”

append_tags

boolean

Use to control if tags field is canonical or just appends to existing tags.

When canonical, any tags not found in the tags parameter will be removed from the object’s metadata.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

auth_source

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Controls the source of the credentials to use for authentication.

Can also be set via the ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable.

When set to auto (the default) the precedence is module parameters -> env -> credential_file -> cli.

When set to env, the credentials will be read from the environment variables

When set to credential_file, it will read the profile from ~/.azure/credentials.

When set to cli, the credentials will be sources from the Azure CLI profile. subscription_id or the environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID can be used to identify the subscription ID if more than one is present otherwise the default az cli subscription is used.

When set to msi, the host machine must be an azure resource with an enabled MSI extension. subscription_id or the environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID can be used to identify the subscription ID if the resource is granted access to more than one subscription, otherwise the first subscription is chosen.

The msi was added in Ansible 2.6.

Choices:

  • auto ← (default)

  • cli

  • credential_file

  • env

  • msi

cert_validation_mode

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

Controls the certificate validation behavior for Azure endpoints. By default, all modules will validate the server certificate, but when an HTTPS proxy is in use, or against Azure Stack, it may be necessary to disable this behavior by passing ignore. Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CERT_VALIDATION environment variable.

Choices:

  • ignore

  • validate

client_id

string

Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

cloud_environment

string

added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection

For cloud environments other than the US public cloud, the environment name (as defined by Azure Python SDK, eg, AzureChinaCloud, AzureUSGovernment), or a metadata discovery endpoint URL (required for Azure Stack). Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CLOUD_ENVIRONMENT environment variable.

Default: “AzureCloud”

deployment_mode

string

In incremental mode, resources are deployed without deleting existing resources that are not included in the template.

In complete mode resources are deployed and existing resources in the resource group not included in the template are deleted.

Choices:

  • complete

  • incremental ← (default)

location

string

The geo-locations in which the resource group will be located.

Default: “westus”

log_mode

string

Parent argument.

log_path

string

Parent argument.

name

aliases: deployment_name

string

The name of the deployment to be tracked in the resource group deployment history.

Re-using a deployment name will overwrite the previous value in the resource group’s deployment history.

Default: “ansible-arm”

parameters

dictionary

A hash of all the required template variables for the deployment template. This parameter is mutually exclusive with parameters_link.

Either parameters_link or parameters is required if state=present.

string

Uri of file containing the parameters body. This parameter is mutually exclusive with parameters.

Either parameters_link or parameters is required if state=present.

password

string

Active Directory user password. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.

profile

string

Security profile found in ~/.azure/credentials file.

resource_group

aliases: resource_group_name

string / required

The resource group name to use or create to host the deployed template.

secret

string

Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

state

string

If state=present, template will be created.

If state=present and deployment exists, it will be updated.

If state=absent, the resource group will be removed.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

subscription_id

string

Your Azure subscription Id.

tags

dictionary

Dictionary of string:string pairs to assign as metadata to the object.

Metadata tags on the object will be updated with any provided values.

To remove tags set append_tags option to false.

Currently, Azure DNS zones and Traffic Manager services also don’t allow the use of spaces in the tag.

Azure Front Door doesn’t support the use of

Azure Automation and Azure CDN only support 15 tags on resources.

template

dictionary

A hash containing the templates inline. This parameter is mutually exclusive with template_link.

Either template or template_link is required if state=present.

string

Uri of file containing the template body. This parameter is mutually exclusive with template.

Either template or template_link is required if state=present.

tenant

string

Azure tenant ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

wait_for_deployment_completion

boolean

Whether or not to block until the deployment has completed.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

wait_for_deployment_polling_period

string

Time (in seconds) to wait between polls when waiting for deployment completion.

Default: 10

Notes

Note

  • For authentication with Azure you can pass parameters, set environment variables, use a profile stored in ~/.azure/credentials, or log in before you run your tasks or playbook with az login.

  • Authentication is also possible using a service principal or Active Directory user.

  • To authenticate via service principal, pass subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or set environment variables AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_SECRET and AZURE_TENANT.

  • To authenticate via Active Directory user, pass ad_user and password, or set AZURE_AD_USER and AZURE_PASSWORD in the environment.

  • Alternatively, credentials can be stored in ~/.azure/credentials. This is an ini file containing a [default] section and the following keys: subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or subscription_id, ad_user and password. It is also possible to add additional profiles. Specify the profile by passing profile or setting AZURE_PROFILE in the environment.

See Also

See also

Sign in with Azure CLI

How to authenticate using the az login command.

Examples

# Destroy a template deployment
- name: Destroy Azure Deploy
  azure_rm_deployment:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: myDeployment
    state: absent

# Create or update a template deployment based on uris using parameter and template links
- name: Create Azure Deploy
  azure_rm_deployment:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: myDeployment
    template_link: 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-simple-linux/azuredeploy.json'
    parameters_link: 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-simple-linux/azuredeploy.parameters.json'

# Create or update a template deployment based on a uri to the template and parameters specified inline.
# This deploys a VM with SSH support for a given public key, then stores the result in 'azure_vms'. The result is then
# used to create a new host group. This host group is then used to wait for each instance to respond to the public IP SSH.

- name: Create Azure Deploy
  azure_rm_deployment:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: myDeployment
    parameters:
      newStorageAccountName:
        value: devopsclestorage1
      adminUsername:
        value: devopscle
      dnsNameForPublicIP:
        value: devopscleazure
      location:
        value: West US
      vmSize:
        value: Standard_A2
      vmName:
        value: ansibleSshVm
      sshKeyData:
        value: YOUR_SSH_PUBLIC_KEY
    template_link: 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-sshkey/azuredeploy.json'
  register: azure
- name: Add new instance to host group
  add_host:
    hostname: "{{ item['ips'][0].public_ip }}"
    groupname: azure_vms
  loop: "{{ azure.deployment.instances }}"

# Deploy an Azure WebApp running a hello world'ish node app
- name: Create Azure WebApp Deployment at http://devopscleweb.azurewebsites.net/hello.js
  azure_rm_deployment:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: myDeployment
    parameters:
      repoURL:
        value: 'https://github.com/devigned/az-roadshow-oss.git'
      siteName:
        value: devopscleweb
      hostingPlanName:
        value: someplan
      siteLocation:
        value: westus
      sku:
        value: Standard
    template_link: 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/201-web-app-github-deploy/azuredeploy.json'

# Create or update a template deployment based on an inline template and parameters
- name: Create Azure Deploy
  azure_rm_deployment:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: myDeployment
    template:
      $schema: "https://schema.management.azure.com/schemas/2015-01-01/deploymentTemplate.json#"
      contentVersion: "1.0.0.0"
      parameters:
        newStorageAccountName:
          type: "string"
          metadata:
            description: "Unique DNS Name for the Storage Account where the Virtual Machine's disks will be placed."
        adminUsername:
          type: "string"
          metadata:
            description: "User name for the Virtual Machine."
        adminPassword:
          type: "securestring"
          metadata:
            description: "Password for the Virtual Machine."
        dnsNameForPublicIP:
          type: "string"
          metadata:
            description: "Unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine."
        ubuntuOSVersion:
          type: "string"
          defaultValue: "14.04.2-LTS"
          allowedValues:
            - "12.04.5-LTS"
            - "14.04.2-LTS"
            - "15.04"
          metadata:
            description: >
                         The Ubuntu version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Ubuntu version.
                         Allowed values: 12.04.5-LTS, 14.04.2-LTS, 15.04."
      variables:
        location: "West US"
        imagePublisher: "Canonical"
        imageOffer: "UbuntuServer"
        OSDiskName: "osdiskforlinuxsimple"
        nicName: "myVMNic"
        addressPrefix: "192.0.2.0/24"
        subnetName: "Subnet"
        subnetPrefix: "10.0.0.0/24"
        storageAccountType: "Standard_LRS"
        publicIPAddressName: "myPublicIP"
        publicIPAddressType: "Dynamic"
        vmStorageAccountContainerName: "vhds"
        vmName: "MyUbuntuVM"
        vmSize: "Standard_D1"
        virtualNetworkName: "MyVNET"
        vnetID: "[resourceId('Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks',variables('virtualNetworkName'))]"
        subnetRef: "[concat(variables('vnetID'),'/subnets/',variables('subnetName'))]"
      resources:
        - type: "Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts"
          name: "[parameters('newStorageAccountName')]"
          apiVersion: "2015-05-01-preview"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          properties:
            accountType: "[variables('storageAccountType')]"
        - apiVersion: "2015-05-01-preview"
          type: "Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses"
          name: "[variables('publicIPAddressName')]"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          properties:
            publicIPAllocationMethod: "[variables('publicIPAddressType')]"
            dnsSettings:
              domainNameLabel: "[parameters('dnsNameForPublicIP')]"
        - type: "Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks"
          apiVersion: "2015-05-01-preview"
          name: "[variables('virtualNetworkName')]"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          properties:
            addressSpace:
              addressPrefixes:
                - "[variables('addressPrefix')]"
            subnets:
              -
                name: "[variables('subnetName')]"
                properties:
                  addressPrefix: "[variables('subnetPrefix')]"
        - type: "Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces"
          apiVersion: "2015-05-01-preview"
          name: "[variables('nicName')]"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          dependsOn:
            - "[concat('Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses/', variables('publicIPAddressName'))]"
            - "[concat('Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/', variables('virtualNetworkName'))]"
          properties:
            ipConfigurations:
              -
                name: "ipconfig1"
                properties:
                  privateIPAllocationMethod: "Dynamic"
                  publicIPAddress:
                    id: "[resourceId('Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses',variables('publicIPAddressName'))]"
                  subnet:
                    id: "[variables('subnetRef')]"
        - type: "Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines"
          apiVersion: "2015-06-15"
          name: "[variables('vmName')]"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          dependsOn:
            - "[concat('Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/', parameters('newStorageAccountName'))]"
            - "[concat('Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces/', variables('nicName'))]"
          properties:
            hardwareProfile:
              vmSize: "[variables('vmSize')]"
            osProfile:
              computername: "[variables('vmName')]"
              adminUsername: "[parameters('adminUsername')]"
              adminPassword: "[parameters('adminPassword')]"
            storageProfile:
              imageReference:
                publisher: "[variables('imagePublisher')]"
                offer: "[variables('imageOffer')]"
                sku: "[parameters('ubuntuOSVersion')]"
                version: "latest"
              osDisk:
                name: "osdisk"
                vhd:
                  uri: >
                       [concat('http://',parameters('newStorageAccountName'),'.blob.core.windows.net/',variables('vmStorageAccountContainerName'),'/',
                       variables('OSDiskName'),'.vhd')]
                caching: "ReadWrite"
                createOption: "FromImage"
            networkProfile:
              networkInterfaces:
                -
                  id: "[resourceId('Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces',variables('nicName'))]"
            diagnosticsProfile:
              bootDiagnostics:
                enabled: "true"
                storageUri: "[concat('http://',parameters('newStorageAccountName'),'.blob.core.windows.net')]"
    parameters:
      newStorageAccountName:
        value: devopsclestorage
      adminUsername:
        value: devopscle
      adminPassword:
        value: Password1!
      dnsNameForPublicIP:
        value: devopscleazure

Return Values

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

Key

Description

deployment

complex

Deployment details.

Returned: always

group_name

string

Name of the resource group.

Returned: always

Sample: “myResourceGroup”

id

string

The Azure ID of the deployment.

Returned: always

Sample: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Resources/deployments/myD eployment”

instances

list / elements=string

Provides the public IP addresses for each VM instance.

Returned: always

ips

list / elements=string

List of Public IP addresses.

Returned: always

dns_settings

complex

DNS Settings.

Returned: always

domain_name_label

string

Domain Name Label.

Returned: always

Sample: “myvirtualmachine”

fqdn

string

Fully Qualified Domain Name.

Returned: always

Sample: “myvirtualmachine.eastus2.cloudapp.azure.com”

id

string

Public IP resource id.

Returned: always

Sample: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Network/p ublicIPAddresses/myPublicIP”

name

string

Public IP resource name.

Returned: always

Sample: “myPublicIP”

public_ip

string

Public IP address value.

Returned: always

Sample: “104.209.244.123”

public_ip_allocation_method

string

Public IP allocation method.

Returned: always

Sample: “Dynamic”

vm_name

string

Virtual machine name.

Returned: always

Sample: “myvirtualmachine”

name

string

Name of the deployment.

Returned: always

Sample: “myDeployment”

outputs

complex

Dictionary of outputs received from the deployment.

Returned: always

Sample: {“hostname”: {“type”: “String”, “value”: “myvirtualmachine.eastus2.cloudapp.azure.com”}}

Authors

  • David Justice (@devigned)

  • Laurent Mazuel (@lmazuel)

  • Andre Price (@obsoleted)