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

Note

This plugin is part of the azure.azcollection collection.

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_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

  • azure >= 2.0.0

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.
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
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.
application_gateway
string
Application gateway name.
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.
If not specified, ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable will be used and default to auto if variable is not defined.
auto will follow the default precedence of module parameters -> environment variables -> default profile in credential file ~/.azure/credentials.
When set to cli, the credentials will be sources from the default Azure CLI profile.
Can also be set via the ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable.
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.
capacity
string
Default:
1
Capacity of VMSS.
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.
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.
data_disks
string
Describes list of data disks.
caching
string
    Choices:
  • ReadOnly ←
  • ReadWrite
Type of data disk caching.
disk_size_gb
string
The initial disk size in GB for blank data disks.
lun
string
Default:
0
The logical unit number for data disk.
managed_disk_type
string
    Choices:
  • Standard_LRS
  • Premium_LRS
Managed data disk type.
enable_accelerated_networking
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Indicates whether user wants to allow accelerated networking for virtual machines in scaleset being created.
ephemeral_os_disk
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
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.
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.
managed_disk_type
string
    Choices:
  • Standard_LRS
  • Premium_LRS
Managed disk type.
name
string / required
Name of the virtual machine.
os_disk_caching
string
    Choices:
  • ReadOnly ←
  • ReadWrite
Type of OS disk caching.

aliases: disk_caching
os_type
string
    Choices:
  • Windows
  • Linux ←
Base type of operating system.
overprovision
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Specifies whether the Virtual Machine Scale Set should be overprovisioned.
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.
profile
string
Security profile found in ~/.azure/credentials file.
public_ip_per_vm
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Assign a public IP to each virtual machine of the scale set
remove_on_absent
string
Default:
["all"]
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.
resource_group
string / required
Name of the resource group containing the virtual machine scale set.
scale_in_policy
string
    Choices:
  • Default
  • NewestVM
  • OldestVM
define the order in which vmss instances are scaled-in
secret
string
Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
security_group
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.

aliases: security_group_name
short_hostname
string
Short host name.
single_placement_group
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When true this limits the scale set to a single placement group, of max size 100 virtual machines.
ssh_password_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When the os_type is Linux, setting ssh_password_enabled=false will disable SSH password authentication and require use of SSH keys.
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
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
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.
subnet_name
string
Subnet name.

aliases: subnet
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.
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
    Choices:
  • Basic
  • Standard
SKU Tier.
upgrade_policy
string
    Choices:
  • Manual
  • Automatic
Upgrade policy.
Required when creating the Azure virtual machine scale sets.
virtual_network_name
string
Virtual Network name.

aliases: virtual_network
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: adminUser
    ssh_password_enabled: false
    ssh_public_keys:
      - path: /home/adminUser/.ssh/authorized_keys
        key_data: < insert yor ssh public key here... >
    managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS
    image:
      offer: CoreOS
      publisher: CoreOS
      sku: Stable
      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: adminUser
    ssh_password_enabled: false
    ssh_public_keys:
      - path: /home/adminUser/.ssh/authorized_keys
        key_data: < insert yor 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: adminUser
    admin_password: password01
    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: adminUser
    admin_password: password01
    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: adminUser
    admin_password: password01
    managed_disk_type: Standard_LRS
    image:
      name: customimage001
      resource_group: myResourceGroup

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
azure_vmss
dictionary
always
Facts about the current state of the object.
Note that facts are not part of the registered output but available directly.

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': 'CoreOS', 'publisher': 'CoreOS', 'sku': 'Stable', 'version': '899.17.0'}, 'osDisk': {'caching': 'ReadWrite', 'createOption': 'fromImage', 'managedDisk': {'storageAccountType': 'Standard_LRS'}}}}}, 'sku': {'capacity': 2, 'name': 'Standard_DS1_v2', 'tier': 'Standard'}, 'tags': None, 'type': 'Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets'}


Authors

  • Sertac Ozercan (@sozercan)