cloudscale_ch.cloud.inventory – cloudscale.ch inventory source

Note

This plugin is part of the cloudscale_ch.cloud collection (version 2.2.0).

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 cloudscale_ch.cloud.

To use it in a playbook, specify: cloudscale_ch.cloud.inventory.

Synopsis

  • Get inventory hosts from cloudscale.ch API

  • Uses an YAML configuration file ending with either cloudscale.yml or cloudscale.yaml to set parameter values (also see examples).

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
ansible_host
string
    Choices:
  • public_v4 ←
  • public_v6
  • private
  • none
Which IP address to register as the ansible_host. If the requested value does not exist or this is set to 'none', no ansible_host will be set.
api_token
string
cloudscale.ch API token.
This can also be passed in the CLOUDSCALE_API_TOKEN environment variable.
compose
dictionary
Default:
{}
Create vars from jinja2 expressions.
groups
dictionary
Default:
{}
Add hosts to group based on Jinja2 conditionals.
inventory_hostname
string
    Choices:
  • name ←
  • uuid
What to register as the inventory hostname. If set to 'uuid' the uuid of the server will be used and a group will be created for the server name. If set to 'name' the name of the server will be used unless there are more than one server with the same name in which case the 'uuid' logic will be used.
keyed_groups
list / elements=dictionary
Default:
[]
Add hosts to group based on the values of a variable.
default_value
string
added in 2.12 of ansible.builtin
The default value when the host variable's value is an empty string.
This option is mutually exclusive with trailing_separator.
key
string
The key from input dictionary used to generate groups
parent_group
string
parent group for keyed group
prefix
string
Default:
""
A keyed group name will start with this prefix
separator
string
Default:
"_"
separator used to build the keyed group name
trailing_separator
boolean
added in 2.12 of ansible.builtin
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Set this option to False to omit the separator after the host variable when the value is an empty string.
This option is mutually exclusive with default_value.
leading_separator
boolean
added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Use in conjunction with keyed_groups.
By default, a keyed group that does not have a prefix or a separator provided will have a name that starts with an underscore.
This is because the default prefix is "" and the default separator is "_".
Set this option to False to omit the leading underscore (or other separator) if no prefix is given.
If the group name is derived from a mapping the separator is still used to concatenate the items.
To not use a separator in the group name at all, set the separator for the keyed group to an empty string instead.
plugin
string / required
    Choices:
  • cloudscale
Token that ensures this is a source file for the 'cloudscale' plugin.
strict
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If yes make invalid entries a fatal error, otherwise skip and continue.
Since it is possible to use facts in the expressions they might not always be available and we ignore those errors by default.
use_extra_vars
boolean
added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
ini entries:

[inventory_plugins]
use_extra_vars = no

env:ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_USE_EXTRA_VARS
Merge extra vars into the available variables for composition (highest precedence).

Examples

# cloudscale.yml name ending file in YAML format
# Example command line: ansible-inventory --list -i inventory_cloudscale.yml

plugin: cloudscale_ch.cloud.inventory

# Example grouping by tag key "project"
plugin: cloudscale_ch.cloud.inventory
keyed_groups:
  - prefix: project
    key: cloudscale.tags.project

# Example grouping by key "operating_system" lowercased and prefixed with "os"
plugin: cloudscale_ch.cloud.inventory
keyed_groups:
  - prefix: os
    key: cloudscale.image.operating_system | lower

Authors

  • Gaudenz Steinlin (@gaudenz)