azure.azcollection.azure_rm_virtualmachinescaleset module – Manage Azure virtual machine scale sets

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_virtualmachinescaleset.

New in version 0.1.2: of azure.azcollection

Synopsis

  • Create and update a virtual machine scale set.

  • Note that this module was called azure.azcollection.azure_rm_virtualmachine_scaleset 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.

admin_password

string

Password for the admin username.

Not required if the os_type is Linux and SSH password authentication is disabled by setting ssh_password_enabled=false.

admin_username

string

Admin username used to access the host after it is created. Required when creating a VM.

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)

application_gateway

string

Application gateway name.

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

capacity

string

Capacity of VMSS.

Default: 1

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”

custom_data

string

Data which is made available to the virtual machine and used by e.g., cloud-init.

Many images in the marketplace are not cloud-init ready. Thus, data sent to custom_data would be ignored.

If the image you are attempting to use is not listed in https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/using-cloud-init#cloud-init-overview, follow these steps https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/cloudinit-prepare-custom-image.

data_disks

string

Describes list of data disks.

caching

string

Type of data disk caching.

Choices:

  • ReadOnly ← (default)

  • ReadWrite

disk_size_gb

string

The initial disk size in GB for blank data disks.

lun

string

The logical unit number for data disk.

Default: 0

managed_disk_type

string

Managed data disk type.

Choices:

  • Standard_LRS

  • Premium_LRS

enable_accelerated_networking

boolean

Indicates whether user wants to allow accelerated networking for virtual machines in scaleset being created.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

ephemeral_os_disk

boolean

Parameters of ephemeral disk settings that can be specified for operating system disk.

Ephemeral OS disk is only supported for VMS Instances using Managed Disk.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

eviction_policy

string

Specifies the eviction policy for the Azure Spot virtual machine.

Requires priority to be set to Spot.

Choices:

  • Deallocate

  • Delete

image

string / required

Specifies the image used to build the VM.

If a string, the image is sourced from a custom image based on the name.

If a dict with the keys publisher, offer, sku, and version, the image is sourced from a Marketplace image. Note that set version=latest to get the most recent version of a given image.

If a dict with the keys name and resource_group, the image is sourced from a custom image based on the name and resource_group set. Note that the key resource_group is optional and if omitted, all images in the subscription will be searched for by name.

Custom image support was added in Ansible 2.5.

load_balancer

string

Load balancer name.

location

string

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

log_mode

string

Parent argument.

log_path

string

Parent argument.

managed_disk_type

string

Managed disk type.

Choices:

  • Standard_LRS

  • Premium_LRS

max_price

string

Specifies the maximum price you are willing to pay for a Azure Spot VM/VMSS.

This price is in US Dollars.

-1 indicates default price to be up-to on-demand.

Requires priority to be set to Spot.

Default: -1

name

string / required

Name of the virtual machine.

os_disk_caching

aliases: disk_caching

string

Type of OS disk caching.

Choices:

  • ReadOnly ← (default)

  • ReadWrite

os_type

string

Base type of operating system.

Choices:

  • Windows

  • Linux ← (default)

overprovision

boolean

Specifies whether the Virtual Machine Scale Set should be overprovisioned.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

password

string

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

plan

dictionary

Third-party billing plan for the VM.

name

string / required

Billing plan name.

product

string / required

Product name.

promotion_code

string

Optional promotion code.

publisher

string / required

Publisher offering the plan.

priority

string

Priority of the VMSS.

None is the equivalent of Regular VM.

Choices:

  • None

  • Spot

profile

string

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

public_ip_per_vm

boolean

Assign a public IP to each virtual machine of the scale set

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

remove_on_absent

string

When removing a VM using state=absent, also remove associated resources.

It can be all or a list with any of the following [‘network_interfaces’, ‘virtual_storage’, ‘public_ips’].

Any other input will be ignored.

Default: [“all”]

resource_group

string / required

Name of the resource group containing the virtual machine scale set.

scale_in_policy

string

define the order in which vmss instances are scaled-in

Choices:

  • Default

  • NewestVM

  • OldestVM

secret

string

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

security_group

aliases: security_group_name

string

Existing security group with which to associate the subnet.

It can be the security group name which is in the same resource group.

It can be the resource ID.

It can be a dict which contains name and resource_group of the security group.

short_hostname

string

Short host name.

single_placement_group

boolean

When true this limits the scale set to a single placement group, of max size 100 virtual machines.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

ssh_password_enabled

boolean

When the os_type is Linux, setting ssh_password_enabled=false will disable SSH password authentication and require use of SSH keys.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

ssh_public_keys

string

For os_type=Linux provide a list of SSH keys.

Each item in the list should be a dictionary where the dictionary contains two keys, path and key_data.

Set the path to the default location of the authorized_keys files.

On an Enterprise Linux host, for example, the path=/home/<admin username>/.ssh/authorized_keys. Set key_data to the actual value of the public key.

state

string

Assert the state of the virtual machine scale set.

State present will check that the machine exists with the requested configuration. If the configuration of the existing machine does not match, the machine will be updated.

State absent will remove the virtual machine scale set.

Choices:

  • absent

  • present ← (default)

subnet_name

aliases: subnet

string

Subnet name.

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.

terminate_event_timeout_minutes

string

timeout time for termination notification event

in range between 5 and 15

tier

string

SKU Tier.

Choices:

  • Basic

  • Standard

upgrade_policy

string

Upgrade policy.

Required when creating the Azure virtual machine scale sets.

Choices:

  • Manual

  • Automatic

virtual_network_name

aliases: virtual_network

string

Virtual Network name.

virtual_network_resource_group

string

When creating a virtual machine, if a specific virtual network from another resource group should be used.

Use this parameter to specify the resource group to use.

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.

zones

list / elements=string

A list of Availability Zones for your virtual machine scale set.

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 VMSS
  azure_rm_virtualmachinescaleset:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: testvmss
    vm_size: Standard_DS1_v2
    capacity: 2
    virtual_network_name: testvnet
    upgrade_policy: Manual
    subnet_name: testsubnet
    terminate_event_timeout_minutes: 10
    scale_in_policy: NewestVM
    admin_username: "{{ username }}"
    ssh_password_enabled: false
    ssh_public_keys:
      - path: /home/adminUser/.ssh/authorized_keys
        key_data: < insert your ssh public key here... >
    managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS
    image:
      offer: 0001-com-ubuntu-server-focal
      publisher: canonical
      sku: 20_04-lts-gen2
      version: latest
    data_disks:
      - lun: 0
        disk_size_gb: 64
        caching: ReadWrite
        managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS

- name: Create VMSS with an image that requires plan information
  azure_rm_virtualmachinescaleset:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: testvmss
    vm_size: Standard_DS1_v2
    capacity: 3
    virtual_network_name: testvnet
    upgrade_policy: Manual
    subnet_name: testsubnet
    admin_username: "{{ username }}"
    ssh_password_enabled: false
    ssh_public_keys:
      - path: /home/adminUser/.ssh/authorized_keys
        key_data: < insert your ssh public key here... >
    managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS
    image:
      offer: cis-ubuntu-linux-1804-l1
      publisher: center-for-internet-security-inc
      sku: Stable
      version: latest
    plan:
      name: cis-ubuntu-linux-1804-l1
      product: cis-ubuntu-linux-1804-l1
      publisher: center-for-internet-security-inc
    data_disks:
      - lun: 0
        disk_size_gb: 64
        caching: ReadWrite
        managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS

- name: Create a VMSS with a custom image
  azure_rm_virtualmachinescaleset:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: testvmss
    vm_size: Standard_DS1_v2
    capacity: 2
    virtual_network_name: testvnet
    upgrade_policy: Manual
    subnet_name: testsubnet
    admin_username: "{{ username }}"
    admin_password: "{{ password }}"
    managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS
    image: customimage001

- name: Create a VMSS with over 100 instances
  azure_rm_virtualmachinescaleset:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: testvmss
    vm_size: Standard_DS1_v2
    capacity: 120
    single_placement_group: False
    virtual_network_name: testvnet
    upgrade_policy: Manual
    subnet_name: testsubnet
    admin_username: "{{ username }}"
    admin_password: "{{ password }}"
    managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS
    image: customimage001

- name: Create a VMSS with a custom image from a particular resource group
  azure_rm_virtualmachinescaleset:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: testvmss
    vm_size: Standard_DS1_v2
    capacity: 2
    virtual_network_name: testvnet
    upgrade_policy: Manual
    subnet_name: testsubnet
    admin_username: "{{ username }}"
    admin_password: "{{ password }}"
    managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS
    image:
      name: customimage001
      resource_group: myResourceGroup

- name: Create a VMSS with Spot Instance
  azure_rm_virtualmachinescaleset:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: testvmss
    vm_size: Standard_DS1_v2
    capacity: 5
    priority: Spot
    eviction_policy: Deallocate
    virtual_network_name: testvnet
    upgrade_policy: Manual
    subnet_name: testsubnet
    admin_username: "{{ username }}"
    admin_password: "{{ password }}"
    managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS
    image: customimage001

Return Values

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

Key

Description

azure_vmss

dictionary

Facts about the current state of the object.

Note that facts are not part of the registered output but available directly.

Returned: always

Sample: {“properties”: {“overprovision”: true, “scaleInPolicy”: {“rules”: [“NewestVM”]}, “singlePlacementGroup”: true, “upgradePolicy”: {“mode”: “Manual”}, “virtualMachineProfile”: {“networkProfile”: {“networkInterfaceConfigurations”: [{“name”: “testvmss”, “properties”: {“dnsSettings”: {“dnsServers”: []}, “enableAcceleratedNetworking”: false, “ipConfigurations”: [{“name”: “default”, “properties”: {“privateIPAddressVersion”: “IPv4”, “subnet”: {“id”: “/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroup/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/testvnet/subnets/testsubnet”}}}], “primary”: true}}]}, “osProfile”: {“adminUsername”: “testuser”, “computerNamePrefix”: “testvmss”, “linuxConfiguration”: {“disablePasswordAuthentication”: true, “ssh”: {“publicKeys”: [{“keyData”: “”, “path”: “/home/testuser/.ssh/authorized_keys”}]}}, “secrets”: []}, “scheduledEventsProfile”: {“terminateNotificationProfile”: {“enable”: true, “notBeforeTimeout”: “PT10M”}}, “storageProfile”: {“dataDisks”: [{“caching”: “ReadWrite”, “createOption”: “empty”, “diskSizeGB”: 64, “lun”: 0, “managedDisk”: {“storageAccountType”: “Standard_LRS”}}], “imageReference”: {“offer”: “0001-com-ubuntu-server-focal”, “publisher”: “canonical”, “sku”: “20_04-lts-gen2”, “version”: “20.04.202111210”}, “osDisk”: {“caching”: “ReadWrite”, “createOption”: “fromImage”, “managedDisk”: {“storageAccountType”: “Standard_LRS”}}}}}, “sku”: {“capacity”: 2, “name”: “Standard_DS1_v2”, “tier”: “Standard”}, “tags”: null, “type”: “Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets”}

Authors

  • Sertac Ozercan (@sozercan)