azure.azcollection.azure_rm_loadbalancer module – Manage Azure load balancers

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_loadbalancer.

New in version 0.1.2: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Create, update and delete Azure load balancers.

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

backend_address_pools

string

List of backend address pools.

name

string / required

Name of the backend address pool.

backend_port

string

(deprecated) Backend port that will be exposed for the load balancer.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use load_balancing_rules instead.

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”

frontend_ip_configurations

string

List of frontend IPs to be used.

name

string / required

Name of the frontend ip configuration.

private_ip_address

string

The reference of the Public IP resource.

private_ip_allocation_method

string

The Private IP allocation method.

Choices:

  • Static

  • Dynamic

public_ip_address

string

Name of an existing public IP address object in the current resource group to associate with the security group.

subnet

string

The reference of the subnet resource.

Should be an existing subnet’s resource id.

frontend_port

string

(deprecated) Frontend port that will be exposed for the load balancer.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use load_balancing_rules instead.

idle_timeout

string

(deprecated) Timeout for TCP idle connection in minutes.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use load_balancing_rules instead.

Default: 4

inbound_nat_pools

string

Defines an external port range for inbound NAT to a single backend port on NICs associated with a load balancer.

Inbound NAT rules are created automatically for each NIC associated with the Load Balancer using an external port from this range.

Defining an Inbound NAT pool on your Load Balancer is mutually exclusive with defining inbound Nat rules.

Inbound NAT pools are referenced from virtual machine scale sets.

NICs that are associated with individual virtual machines cannot reference an inbound NAT pool.

They have to reference individual inbound NAT rules.

backend_port

string

The port used for internal connections on the endpoint.

Acceptable values are between 1 and 65535.

frontend_ip_configuration_name

string / required

A reference to frontend IP addresses.

frontend_port_range_end

string / required

The last port in the range of external ports that will be used to provide inbound NAT to NICs associated with the load balancer.

Acceptable values range between 1 and 65535.

frontend_port_range_start

string / required

The first port in the range of external ports that will be used to provide inbound NAT to NICs associated with the load balancer.

Acceptable values range between 1 and 65534.

name

string / required

Name of the inbound NAT pool.

protocol

string

IP protocol for the NAT pool.

Choices:

  • Tcp

  • Udp

  • All

inbound_nat_rules

string

Collection of inbound NAT Rules used by a load balancer.

Defining inbound NAT rules on your load balancer is mutually exclusive with defining an inbound NAT pool.

Inbound NAT pools are referenced from virtual machine scale sets.

NICs that are associated with individual virtual machines cannot reference an Inbound NAT pool.

They have to reference individual inbound NAT rules.

backend_port

string

The port used for internal connections on the endpoint.

Acceptable values are between 0 and 65535.

Note that value 0 enables “Any Port”.

enable_floating_ip

string

Configures a virtual machine’s endpoint for the floating IP capability required to configure a SQL AlwaysOn Availability Group.

This setting is required when using the SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups in SQL server.

This setting can’t be changed after you create the endpoint.

enable_tcp_reset

string

Receive bidirectional TCP Reset on TCP flow idle timeout or unexpected connection termination.

This element is only used when protocol=Tcp.

frontend_ip_configuration

string / required

A reference to frontend IP addresses.

frontend_port

string

The port for the external endpoint.

Frontend port numbers must be unique across all rules within the load balancer.

Acceptable values are between 0 and 65534.

Note that value 0 enables “Any Port”.

idle_timeout

string

The timeout for the TCP idle connection.

The value can be set between 4 and 30 minutes.

The default value is 4 minutes.

This element is only used when protocol=Tcp.

name

string / required

name of the inbound nat rule.

protocol

string

IP protocol for the inbound nat rule.

Choices:

  • Tcp

  • Udp

  • All

load_balancing_rules

string

Object collection representing the load balancing rules Gets the provisioning.

backend_address_pool

string / required

A reference to a pool of DIPs. Inbound traffic is randomly load balanced across IPs in the backend IPs.

backend_port

string

The port used for internal connections on the endpoint.

Acceptable values are between 0 and 65535.

Note that value 0 enables “Any Port”.

enable_floating_ip

string

Configures a virtual machine’s endpoint for the floating IP capability required to configure a SQL AlwaysOn Availability Group.

frontend_ip_configuration

string / required

A reference to frontend IP addresses.

frontend_port

string

The port for the external endpoint.

Frontend port numbers must be unique across all rules within the load balancer.

Acceptable values are between 0 and 65534.

Note that value 0 enables “Any Port”.

idle_timeout

string

The timeout for the TCP idle connection.

The value can be set between 4 and 30 minutes.

The default value is 4 minutes.

This element is only used when the protocol is set to TCP.

load_distribution

string

The session persistence policy for this rule; Default is no persistence.

Choices:

  • Default ← (default)

  • SourceIP

  • SourceIPProtocol

name

string / required

Name of the load balancing rule.

probe

string / required

The name of the load balancer probe this rule should use for health checks.

protocol

string

IP protocol for the load balancing rule.

Choices:

  • Tcp

  • Udp

  • All

load_distribution

string

(deprecated) The type of load distribution that the load balancer will employ.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use load_balancing_rules instead.

Choices:

  • Default

  • SourceIP

  • SourceIPProtocol

location

string

Valid Azure location. Defaults to location of the resource group.

log_mode

string

Parent argument.

log_path

string

Parent argument.

name

string / required

Name of the load balancer.

natpool_backend_port

string

(deprecated) Backend port used by the NAT pool.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use inbound_nat_pools instead.

natpool_frontend_port_end

string

(deprecated) End of the port range for a NAT pool.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use inbound_nat_pools instead.

natpool_frontend_port_start

string

(deprecated) Start of the port range for a NAT pool.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use inbound_nat_pools instead.

natpool_protocol

string

(deprecated) The protocol for the NAT pool.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use inbound_nat_pools instead.

password

string

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

probe_fail_count

string

(deprecated) The amount of probe failures for the load balancer to make a health determination.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use probes instead.

Default: 3

probe_interval

string

(deprecated) Time (in seconds) between endpoint health probes.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use probes instead.

Default: 15

probe_port

string

(deprecated) The port that the health probe will use.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use probes instead.

probe_protocol

string

(deprecated) The protocol to use for the health probe.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use probes instead.

Choices:

  • Tcp

  • Http

  • Https

probe_request_path

string

(deprecated) The URL that an HTTP probe or HTTPS probe will use (only relevant if probe_protocol=Http or probe_protocol=Https).

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use probes instead.

probes

string

List of probe definitions used to check endpoint health.

fail_count

aliases: number_of_probes

string

The number of probes where if no response, will result in stopping further traffic from being delivered to the endpoint.

This values allows endpoints to be taken out of rotation faster or slower than the typical times used in Azure.

Default: 3

interval

string

The interval, in seconds, for how frequently to probe the endpoint for health status.

Slightly less than half the allocated timeout period, which allows two full probes before taking the instance out of rotation.

The default value is 15, the minimum value is 5.

Default: 15

name

string / required

Name of the probe.

port

string / required

Probe port for communicating the probe. Possible values range from 1 to 65535, inclusive.

protocol

string

The protocol of the end point to be probed.

If Tcp is specified, a received ACK is required for the probe to be successful.

If Http or Https is specified, a 200 OK response from the specified URL is required for the probe to be successful.

Choices:

  • Tcp

  • Http

  • Https

request_path

string

The URI used for requesting health status from the VM.

Path is required if protocol=Http or protocol=Https. Otherwise, it is not allowed.

profile

string

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

protocol

string

(deprecated) The protocol (TCP or UDP) that the load balancer will use.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use load_balancing_rules instead.

Choices:

  • Tcp

  • Udp

public_ip_address_name

aliases: public_ip_address, public_ip_name, public_ip

string

(deprecated) Name of an existing public IP address object to associate with the security group.

This option has been deprecated, and will be removed in 2.9. Use frontend_ip_configurations instead.

resource_group

string / required

Name of a resource group where the load balancer exists or will be created.

secret

string

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

sku

string

The load balancer SKU.

Choices:

  • Basic

  • Standard

state

string

Assert the state of the load balancer. Use present to create/update a load balancer, or absent to delete one.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

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.

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 load balancer
  azure_rm_loadbalancer:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: testloadbalancer1
    frontend_ip_configurations:
      - name: frontendipconf0
        public_ip_address: testpip
    backend_address_pools:
      - name: backendaddrpool0
    probes:
      - name: prob0
        port: 80
    inbound_nat_pools:
      - name: inboundnatpool0
        frontend_ip_configuration_name: frontendipconf0
        protocol: Tcp
        frontend_port_range_start: 80
        frontend_port_range_end: 81
        backend_port: 8080
    load_balancing_rules:
      - name: lbrbalancingrule0
        frontend_ip_configuration: frontendipconf0
        backend_address_pool: backendaddrpool0
        frontend_port: 80
        backend_port: 80
        probe: prob0
    inbound_nat_rules:
      - name: inboundnatrule0
        backend_port: 8080
        protocol: Tcp
        frontend_port: 8080
        frontend_ip_configuration: frontendipconf0

Return Values

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

Key

Description

changed

boolean

Whether or not the resource has changed.

Returned: always

state

dictionary

Current state of the load balancer.

Returned: always

Authors

  • Thomas Stringer (@trstringer)

  • Yuwei Zhou (@yuwzho)