azure.azcollection.azure_rm_devtestlabvirtualmachine module – Manage Azure DevTest Lab Virtual Machine instance

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_devtestlabvirtualmachine.

New in version 0.1.2: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Create, update and delete instance of Azure DevTest Lab Virtual Machine.

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.

allow_claim

string

Indicates whether another user can take ownership of the virtual machine.

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)

artifacts

list / elements=string

The artifacts to be installed on the virtual machine.

parameters

list / elements=string

The parameters of the artifact.

name

string

The name of the artifact parameter.

value

string

The value of the artifact parameter.

source_name

string

The artifact’s source name.

source_path

string

The artifact’s path in the source repository.

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”

disallow_public_ip_address

string

Indicates whether the virtual machine is to be created without a public IP address.

expiration_date

string

The expiration date for VM.

image

string

The Microsoft Azure Marketplace image reference of the virtual machine.

offer

string

The offer of the gallery image.

os_type

string

The OS type of the gallery image.

publisher

string

The publisher of the gallery image.

sku

string

The SKU of the gallery image.

version

string

The version of the gallery image.

lab_name

string / required

The name of the lab.

lab_subnet

string

An existing subnet within lab’s virtual network.

It can be the subnet’s resource id.

It can be a dict which contains virtual_network_name and name.

log_mode

string

Parent argument.

log_path

string

Parent argument.

name

string / required

The name of the virtual machine.

notes

string

The notes of the virtual machine.

os_type

string

Base type of operating system.

Choices:

  • windows

  • linux

password

string

The password of the virtual machine administrator.

profile

string

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

resource_group

string / required

The name of the resource group.

secret

string

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

ssh_key

string

The SSH key of the virtual machine administrator.

state

string

Assert the state of the Virtual Machine.

Use present to create or update an Virtual Machine and absent to delete it.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

storage_type

string

Storage type to use for virtual machine.

Choices:

  • standard

  • premium

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.

tenant

string

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

user_name

string

The user name of the virtual machine.

vm_size

string

A valid Azure VM size value. For example, Standard_D4.

The list of choices varies depending on the subscription and location. Check your subscription for available choices.

Available values can be found on this website, link https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes-general.

Required when state=present.

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

- name: Create (or update) Virtual Machine
  azure_rm_devtestlabvirtualmachine:
    resource_group: myrg
    lab_name: mylab
    name: myvm
    notes: Virtual machine notes....
    os_type: linux
    vm_size: Standard_A2_v2
    user_name: vmadmin
    password: ZSuppas$$21!
    lab_subnet:
      name: myvnSubnet
      virtual_network_name: myvn
    disallow_public_ip_address: no
    image:
      offer: UbuntuServer
      publisher: Canonical
      sku: 16.04-LTS
      os_type: Linux
      version: latest
    artifacts:
      - source_name: myartifact
        source_path: "/Artifacts/linux-install-mongodb"
    allow_claim: no
    expiration_date: "2019-02-22T01:49:12.117974Z"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

compute_id

string

The identifier of the underlying Compute Virtual Machine resource.

Returned: always

Sample: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourcegroups/myrg/providers/microsoft.devtestlab/labs/mylab/virtualmachines/myvm”

fqdn

string

Fully qualified domain name or IP Address of the virtual machine.

Returned: always

Sample: “myvm.eastus.cloudapp.azure.com”

id

string

The identifier of the DTL Virtual Machine resource.

Returned: always

Sample: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourcegroups/myrg/providers/microsoft.devtestlab/labs/mylab/virtualmachines/myvm”

Authors

  • Zim Kalinowski (@zikalino)