community.aws.ec2_eip module – manages EC2 elastic IP (EIP) addresses.

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 3.2.1).

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 community.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.ec2_eip.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • This module can allocate or release an EIP.

  • This module can associate/disassociate an EIP with instances or network interfaces.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

allow_reassociation

boolean

Specify this option to allow an Elastic IP address that is already associated with another network interface or instance to be re-associated with the specified instance or interface.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, 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.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

Not used by boto 2 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.

Parameters can be found at https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

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

aliases: ec2_secret_key, 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.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

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.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

device_id

aliases: instance_id

string

The id of the device for the EIP. Can be an EC2 Instance id or Elastic Network Interface (ENI) id.

The instance_id alias has been deprecated and will be removed after 2022-12-01.

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_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.

in_vpc

boolean

Allocate an EIP inside a VPC or not.

Required if specifying an ENI with device_id.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

private_ip_address

string

The primary or secondary private IP address to associate with the Elastic IP address.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

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.

public_ip

aliases: ip

string

The IP address of a previously allocated EIP.

When state=present and device is specified, the EIP is associated with the device.

When state=absent and device is specified, the EIP is disassociated from the device.

public_ipv4_pool

string

Allocates the new Elastic IP from the provided public IPv4 pool (BYOIP) only applies to newly allocated Elastic IPs, isn’t validated when reuse_existing_ip_allowed=true.

purge_tags

boolean

added in 2.1.0 of community.aws

Whether the tags argument should cause tags not in the dictionary to be removed.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_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

release_on_disassociation

boolean

Whether or not to automatically release the EIP when it is disassociated.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

reuse_existing_ip_allowed

boolean

Reuse an EIP that is not associated to a device (when available), instead of allocating a new one.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

security_token

aliases: aws_security_token, access_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.

state

string

When state=present, allocate an EIP or associate an existing EIP with a device.

When state=absent, disassociate the EIP from the device and optionally release it.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

tag_name

string

When reuse_existing_ip_allowed=true, supplement with this option to only reuse an Elastic IP if it is tagged with tag_name.

tag_value

string

Supplements tag_name but also checks that the value of the tag provided in tag_name matches tag_value.

tags

dictionary

added in 2.1.0 of community.aws

A dictionary of tags to apply to the EIP.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

wait_timeout

integer

The wait_timeout option does nothing and will be removed after 2022-06-01

Notes

Note

  • There may be a delay between the time the EIP is assigned and when the cloud instance is reachable via the new address. Use wait_for and pause to delay further playbook execution until the instance is reachable, if necessary.

  • This module returns multiple changed statuses on disassociation or release. It returns an overall status based on any changes occurring. It also returns individual changed statuses for disassociation and release.

  • 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

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

Examples

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

- name: associate an elastic IP with an instance
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003
    ip: 93.184.216.119

- name: associate an elastic IP with a device
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: eni-c8ad70f3
    ip: 93.184.216.119

- name: associate an elastic IP with a device and allow reassociation
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: eni-c8ad70f3
    public_ip: 93.184.216.119
    allow_reassociation: true

- name: disassociate an elastic IP from an instance
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003
    ip: 93.184.216.119
    state: absent

- name: disassociate an elastic IP with a device
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: eni-c8ad70f3
    ip: 93.184.216.119
    state: absent

- name: allocate a new elastic IP and associate it with an instance
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: i-1212f003

- name: allocate a new elastic IP without associating it to anything
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    state: present
  register: eip

- name: output the IP
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "Allocated IP is {{ eip.public_ip }}"

- name: provision new instances with ec2
  amazon.aws.ec2:
    keypair: mykey
    instance_type: c1.medium
    image: ami-40603AD1
    wait: true
    group: webserver
    count: 3
  register: ec2

- name: associate new elastic IPs with each of the instances
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    device_id: "{{ item }}"
  loop: "{{ ec2.instance_ids }}"

- name: allocate a new elastic IP inside a VPC in us-west-2
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-west-2
    in_vpc: true
  register: eip

- name: output the IP
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "Allocated IP inside a VPC is {{ eip.public_ip }}"

- name: allocate eip - reuse unallocated ips (if found) with FREE tag
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    reuse_existing_ip_allowed: true
    tag_name: FREE

- name: allocate eip - reuse unallocated ips if tag reserved is nope
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    reuse_existing_ip_allowed: true
    tag_name: reserved
    tag_value: nope

- name: allocate new eip - from servers given ipv4 pool
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    public_ipv4_pool: ipv4pool-ec2-0588c9b75a25d1a02

- name: allocate eip - from a given pool (if no free addresses where dev-servers tag is dynamic)
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    reuse_existing_ip_allowed: true
    tag_name: dev-servers
    public_ipv4_pool: ipv4pool-ec2-0588c9b75a25d1a02

- name: allocate eip from pool - check if tag reserved_for exists and value is our hostname
  community.aws.ec2_eip:
    region: us-east-1
    in_vpc: true
    reuse_existing_ip_allowed: true
    tag_name: reserved_for
    tag_value: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
    public_ipv4_pool: ipv4pool-ec2-0588c9b75a25d1a02

Return Values

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

Key

Description

allocation_id

string

allocation_id of the elastic ip

Returned: on success

Sample: “eipalloc-51aa3a6c”

public_ip

string

an elastic ip address

Returned: on success

Sample: “52.88.159.209”

Authors

  • Rick Mendes (@rickmendes)