azure.azcollection.azure_rm_virtualmachineextension module – Managed Azure Virtual Machine extension

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_virtualmachineextension.

New in version 0.1.2: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Create, update and delete Azure Virtual Machine Extension.

  • Note that this module was called azure.azcollection.azure_rm_virtualmachine_extension before Ansible 2.8. The usage did not change.

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”

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

auto_upgrade_minor_version

boolean

Whether the extension handler should be automatically upgraded across minor versions.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

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”

force_update_tag

boolean

added in 1.10.0 of azure.azcollection

Whether the extension should be updated or re-run even if no changes can be detected from what is currently configured.

Helpful when applying changes to protected_settings.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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 vm extension.

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.

protected_settings

dictionary

JSON formatted protected settings for the extension.

Previously configured settings are not available, so the parameter is not used for idempotency checks. If changes to this parameter need to be applied, use in conjunction with force_update_tag.

publisher

string

The name of the extension handler publisher.

resource_group

string / required

Name of a resource group where the vm extension exists or will be created.

secret

string

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

settings

dictionary

JSON formatted public settings for the extension.

state

string

State of the vm extension. Use present to create or update a vm extension and absent to delete a vm extension.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

subscription_id

string

Your Azure subscription Id.

tenant

string

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

type_handler_version

string

The type version of the extension handler.

virtual_machine_extension_type

string

The type of the extension handler.

virtual_machine_name

string / required

The name of the virtual machine where the extension should be create or updated.

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 VM Extension
  azure_rm_virtualmachineextension:
    name: myvmextension
    location: eastus
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_machine_name: myvm
    publisher: Microsoft.Azure.Extensions
    virtual_machine_extension_type: CustomScript
    type_handler_version: 2.0
    settings: '{"commandToExecute": "hostname"}'
    auto_upgrade_minor_version: true

- name: Delete VM Extension
  azure_rm_virtualmachineextension:
    name: myvmextension
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    virtual_machine_name: myvm
    state: absent

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

Sample: true

state

dictionary

Current state of the vm extension.

Returned: always

Sample: {“state”: “Deleted”}

Authors

  • Sertac Ozercan (@sozercan)

  • Julien Stroheker (@julienstroheker)