community.aws.aws_direct_connect_connection – Creates, deletes, modifies a DirectConnect connection

Note

This plugin is part of the community.aws collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.aws_direct_connect_connection.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Create, update, or delete a Direct Connect connection between a network and a specific AWS Direct Connect location. Upon creation the connection may be added to a link aggregation group or established as a standalone connection. The connection may later be associated or disassociated with a link aggregation group.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • boto

  • boto3

  • botocore

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
string
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_ca_bundle
path
The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.
Only used for boto3 based modules.
Note: The CA Bundle is read 'module' side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.
aws_config
dictionary
A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.
Only the 'user_agent' key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.
aws_secret_key
string
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
bandwidth
string
    Choices:
  • 1Gbps
  • 10Gbps
The bandwidth of the Direct Connect connection.
Required when state=present.
connection_id
string
The ID of the Direct Connect connection.
Modifying attributes of a connection with forced_update will result in a new Direct Connect connection ID.
One of connection_id or name must be specified.
debug_botocore_endpoint_logs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) "resource:action" API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook. The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.
ec2_url
string
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url
forced_update
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
To modify bandwidth or location the connection will need to be deleted and recreated. By default this will not happen - this option must be set to True.
link_aggregation_group
string
The ID of the link aggregation group you want to associate with the connection.
This is optional when a stand-alone connection is desired.
location
string
Where the Direct Connect connection is located.
Required when state=present.
name
string
The name of the Direct Connect connection. This is required to create a new connection.
One of connection_id or name must be specified.
profile
string
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.
aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

aliases: aws_profile
region
string
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
string
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.
If profile is set this parameter is ignored.
Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token
state
string / required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
The state of the Direct Connect connection.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

# create a Direct Connect connection
- community.aws.aws_direct_connect_connection:
    name: ansible-test-connection
    state: present
    location: EqDC2
    link_aggregation_group: dxlag-xxxxxxxx
    bandwidth: 1Gbps
  register: dc

# disassociate the LAG from the connection
- community.aws.aws_direct_connect_connection:
    state: present
    connection_id: dc.connection.connection_id
    location: EqDC2
    bandwidth: 1Gbps

# replace the connection with one with more bandwidth
- community.aws.aws_direct_connect_connection:
    state: present
    name: ansible-test-connection
    location: EqDC2
    bandwidth: 10Gbps
    forced_update: True

# delete the connection
- community.aws.aws_direct_connect_connection:
    state: absent
    name: ansible-test-connection

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
connection
complex
state=present
The attributes of the direct connect connection.

 
aws_device
string
when the requested state is no longer 'requested'
The endpoint which the physical connection terminates on.

Sample:
EqDC2-12pmo7hemtz1z
 
bandwidth
string
always
The bandwidth of the connection.

Sample:
1Gbps
 
connection_id
string
always
The ID of the connection.

Sample:
dxcon-ffy9ywed
 
connection_name
string
always
The name of the connection.

Sample:
ansible-test-connection
 
connection_state
string
always
The state of the connection.

Sample:
pending
 
loa_issue_time
string
when the LOA-CFA has been issued (the connection state will no longer be 'requested')
The issue time of the connection's Letter of Authorization - Connecting Facility Assignment.

Sample:
2018-03-20T17:36:26-04:00
 
location
string
always
The location of the connection.

Sample:
EqDC2
 
owner_account
string
always
The account that owns the direct connect connection.

Sample:
123456789012
 
region
string
always
The region in which the connection exists.

Sample:
us-east-1


Authors

  • Sloane Hertel (@s-hertel)