azure.azcollection.azure_rm_networkinterface module – Manage Azure network interfaces

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_networkinterface.

New in version 0.1.0: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Create, update or delete a network interface.

  • When creating a network interface you must provide the name of an existing virtual network, the name of an existing subnet within the virtual network.

  • A default security group and public IP address will be created automatically.

  • Or you can provide the name of an existing security group and public IP address.

  • See the examples below for more details.

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”

create_with_security_group

boolean

Whether a security group should be be created with the NIC.

If this flag set to True and no security_group set, a default security group will be created.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

dns_servers

list / elements=string

Which DNS servers should the NIC lookup.

List of IP addresses.

enable_accelerated_networking

boolean

Whether the network interface should be created with the accelerated networking feature or not.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

enable_ip_forwarding

aliases: ip_forwarding

boolean

Whether to enable IP forwarding.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ip_configurations

string

List of IP configurations. Each configuration object should include field private_ip_address, private_ip_allocation_method, public_ip_address_name, public_ip, public_ip_allocation_method, name.

application_gateway_backend_address_pools

string

added in 1.10.0 of azure.azcollection

List of existing application gateway backend address pools to associate with the network interface.

Can be written as a resource ID.

Also can be a dict of name and application_gateway.

application_security_groups

string

List of application security groups in which the IP configuration is included.

Element of the list could be a resource id of application security group, or dict of resource_group and name.

load_balancer_backend_address_pools

string

List of existing load-balancer backend address pools to associate with the network interface.

Can be written as a resource ID.

Also can be a dict of name and load_balancer.

name

string / required

Name of the IP configuration.

primary

boolean

Whether the IP configuration is the primary one in the list.

The first IP configuration default set to primary=True.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

private_ip_address

string

Private IP address for the IP configuration.

private_ip_address_version

string

The version of the IP configuration.

Choices:

  • IPv4 ← (default)

  • IPv6

private_ip_allocation_method

string

Private IP allocation method.

Choices:

  • Dynamic ← (default)

  • Static

public_ip_address_name

aliases: public_ip_address, public_ip_name

string

Name of the public IP address. None for disable IP address.

public_ip_allocation_method

string

Public IP allocation method.

Choices:

  • Dynamic ← (default)

  • Static

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 network interface.

open_ports

string

When a default security group is created for a Linux host a rule will be added allowing inbound TCP connections to the default SSH port 22, and for a Windows host rules will be added allowing inbound access to RDP ports 3389 and 5986. Override the default ports by providing a list of open ports.

os_type

string

Determines any rules to be added to a default security group.

When creating a network interface, if no security group name is provided, a default security group will be created.

If the os_type=Windows, a rule allowing RDP access will be added.

If the os_type=Linux, a rule allowing SSH access will be added.

Choices:

  • Windows

  • Linux ← (default)

password

string

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

private_ip_address

string

(Deprecate) Valid IPv4 address that falls within the specified subnet.

This option will be deprecated in 2.9, use ip_configurations instead.

private_ip_allocation_method

string

(Deprecate) Whether or not the assigned IP address is permanent.

When creating a network interface, if you specify private_ip_address=Static, you must provide a value for private_ip_address.

You can update the allocation method to Static after a dynamic private IP address has been assigned.

This option will be deprecated in 2.9, use ip_configurations instead.

Choices:

  • Dynamic ← (default)

  • Static

profile

string

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

public_ip

boolean

(Deprecate) When creating a network interface, if no public IP address name is provided a default public IP address will be created.

Set to false if you do not want a public IP address automatically created.

This option will be deprecated in 2.9, use ip_configurations instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

public_ip_address_name

aliases: public_ip_address, public_ip_name

string

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

This option will be deprecated in 2.9, use ip_configurations instead.

public_ip_allocation_method

string

(Deprecate) If a public_ip_address_name is not provided, a default public IP address will be created.

The allocation method determines whether or not the public IP address assigned to the network interface is permanent.

This option will be deprecated in 2.9, use ip_configurations instead.

Choices:

  • Dynamic ← (default)

  • Static

resource_group

string / required

Name of a resource group where the network interface exists or will be created.

secret

string

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

security_group

aliases: security_group_name

string

An existing security group with which to associate the network interface.

If not provided, a default security group will be created when create_with_security_group=true.

It can be the name of security group.

Make sure the security group is in the same resource group when you only give its name.

It can be the resource id.

It can be a dict contains security_group’s name and resource_group.

state

string

Assert the state of the network interface. Use present to create or update an interface and absent to delete an interface.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

subnet_name

aliases: subnet

string / required

Name of an existing subnet within the specified virtual network. Required when creating a network interface.

Use the virtual_network‘s resource group.

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.

virtual_network

aliases: virtual_network_name

string / required

An existing virtual network with which the network interface will be associated. Required when creating a network interface.

It can be the virtual network’s name.

Make sure your virtual network is in the same resource group as NIC when you give only the name.

It can be the virtual network’s resource id.

It can be a dict which contains name and resource_group of the virtual network.

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 a network interface with minimal parameters
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic001
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_network: vnet001
    subnet_name: subnet001
    ip_configurations:
      - name: ipconfig1
        public_ip_address_name: publicip001
        primary: True

- name: Create a network interface with private IP address only (no Public IP)
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic001
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_network: vnet001
    subnet_name: subnet001
    create_with_security_group: False
    ip_configurations:
      - name: ipconfig1
        primary: True

- name: Create a network interface for use in a Windows host (opens RDP port) with custom RDP port
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic002
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_network: vnet001
    subnet_name: subnet001
    os_type: Windows
    rdp_port: 3399
    security_group: "/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroup/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Network/networkSecurit
                     yGroups/nsg001"
    ip_configurations:
      - name: ipconfig1
        public_ip_address_name: publicip001
        primary: True

- name: Create a network interface using existing security group and public IP
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic003
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_network: vnet001
    subnet_name: subnet001
    security_group: secgroup001
    ip_configurations:
      - name: ipconfig1
        public_ip_address_name: publicip001
        primary: True

- name: Create a network with multiple ip configurations
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic004
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    subnet_name: subnet001
    virtual_network: vnet001
    security_group:
      name: testnic002
      resource_group: Testing1
    ip_configurations:
      - name: ipconfig1
        public_ip_address_name: publicip001
        primary: True
      - name: ipconfig2
        load_balancer_backend_address_pools:
          - "{{ loadbalancer001.state.backend_address_pools[0].id }}"
          - name: backendaddrpool1
            load_balancer: loadbalancer001

- name: Create network interface attached to application gateway backend address pool
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic-appgw
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_network: vnet001
    subnet_name: subnet001
    create_with_security_group: false
    public_ip: false
    ip_configurations:
      - name: default
        primary: true
        application_gateway_backend_address_pools:
          - name: myApplicationGatewayBackendAddressPool
            application_gateway: myApplicationGateway

- name: Create a network interface in accelerated networking mode
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic005
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_network_name: vnet001
    subnet_name: subnet001
    enable_accelerated_networking: True

- name: Create a network interface with IP forwarding
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic001
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_network: vnet001
    subnet_name: subnet001
    ip_forwarding: True
    ip_configurations:
      - name: ipconfig1
        public_ip_address_name: publicip001
        primary: True

- name: Create a network interface with dns servers
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    name: nic009
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_network: vnet001
    subnet_name: subnet001
    dns_servers:
      - 8.8.8.8

- name: Delete network interface
  azure_rm_networkinterface:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: nic003
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

state

complex

The current state of the network interface.

Returned: always

dns_server

list / elements=string

Which DNS servers should the NIC lookup.

List of IP addresses.

Returned: success

Sample: [“8.9.10.11”, “7.8.9.10”]

dns_setting

dictionary

The DNS settings in network interface.

Returned: success

Sample: {“applied_dns_servers”: [], “dns_servers”: [“8.9.10.11”, “7.8.9.10”], “internal_dns_name_label”: null, “internal_fqdn”: null}

enable_accelerated_networking

boolean

Whether the network interface should be created with the accelerated networking feature or not.

Returned: success

Sample: true

enable_ip_forwarding

boolean

Whether to enable IP forwarding.

Returned: success

Sample: true

etag

string

A unique read-only string that changes whenever the resource is updated.

Returned: success

Sample: “W/\”be115a43-2148-4545-a324-f33ad444c926\””

id

string

Id of the network interface.

Returned: success

Sample: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroup/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces/nic003”

ip_configurations

complex

List of IP configurations.

Returned: success

application_gateway_backend_address_pools

list / elements=string

added in 1.10.0 of azure.azcollection

List of existing application gateway backend address pool resource IDs associated with the network interface.

Returned: success

Sample: [“/subscriptions/xxx/resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Network/applicationGateways/myGateway/ backendAddressPools/myBackendAddressPool”]

load_balancer_backend_address_pools

list / elements=string

List of existing load-balancer backend address pools associated with the network interface.

Returned: success

name

string

Name of the IP configuration.

Returned: success

Sample: “default”

private_ip_address

string

Private IP address for the IP configuration.

Returned: success

Sample: “10.1.0.10”

private_ip_address_version

string

The version of the IP configuration.

Returned: success

Sample: “IPv4”

private_ip_allocation_method

string

Private IP allocation method.

Returned: success

Sample: “Static”

public_ip_address

dictionary

Name of the public IP address. None for disable IP address.

Returned: success

Sample: {“id”: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroup/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresse s/publicip001”, “name”: “publicip001”}

subnet

dictionary

The reference of the subnet resource.

Returned: success

Sample: {“id”: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroups/ myresourcegroup/providers/Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/tnb57dc95318/subnets/tnb57dc95318”, “name”: “tnb57dc95318”, “resource_group”: “myresourcegroup”, “virtual_network_name”: “tnb57dc95318”}

location

string

The network interface resource location.

Returned: success

Sample: “eastus”

mac_address

string

The MAC address of the network interface.

Returned: success

name

string

Name of the network interface.

Returned: success

Sample: “nic003”

network_security_group

dictionary

The reference of the network security group resource.

Returned: success

Sample: {“id”: “/subscriptions//xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroup/ myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Network/networkSecurityGroups/nsg001”, “name”: “nsg001”}

primary

boolean

Get whether this is a primary network interface on virtual machine.

Returned: success

Sample: true

provisioning_state

string

The provisioning state of the public IP resource.

Returned: success

Sample: “Succeeded”

tags

dictionary

-Tags of the network interface.

Returned: success

Sample: {“key”: “value”}

type

string

Type of the resource.

Returned: success

Sample: “Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces”

Authors

  • Chris Houseknecht (@chouseknecht)

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)

  • Yuwei Zhou (@yuwzho)