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

Note

This plugin is part of the azure.azcollection collection (version 1.9.0).

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 Choices/Defaults 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
Default:
"latest"
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.
append_tags
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
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
    Choices:
  • auto ←
  • cli
  • credential_file
  • env
  • msi
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.
cert_validation_mode
string
added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection
    Choices:
  • ignore
  • validate
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.
client_id
string
Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
cloud_environment
string
added in 0.0.1 of azure.azcollection
Default:
"AzureCloud"
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.
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
    Choices:
  • windows
  • linux
Base type of operating system.
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
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Assert the state of the Virtual Machine.
Use present to create or update an Virtual Machine and absent to delete it.
storage_type
string
    Choices:
  • standard
  • premium
Storage type to use for virtual machine.
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 Returned Description
compute_id
string
always
The identifier of the underlying Compute Virtual Machine resource.

Sample:
/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourcegroups/myrg/providers/microsoft.devtestlab/labs/mylab/virtualmachines/myvm
fqdn
string
always
Fully qualified domain name or IP Address of the virtual machine.

Sample:
myvm.eastus.cloudapp.azure.com
id
string
always
The identifier of the DTL Virtual Machine resource.

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


Authors

  • Zim Kalinowski (@zikalino)