community.aws.ec2_lc module – Create or delete AWS Autoscaling Launch Configurations

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_lc.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Can create or delete AWS Autoscaling Configurations.

  • Works with the ec2_asg module to manage Autoscaling Groups.

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

assign_public_ip

boolean

Used for Auto Scaling groups that launch instances into an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Specifies whether to assign a public IP address to each instance launched in a Amazon VPC.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

associate_public_ip_address

boolean

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

Choices:

  • no

  • 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.

string

Id of ClassicLink enabled VPC

list / elements=string

A list of security group IDs with which to associate the ClassicLink VPC instances.

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

ebs_optimized

boolean

Specifies whether the instance is optimized for EBS I/O (true) or not (false).

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

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.

image_id

string

The AMI unique identifier to be used for the group.

instance_id

string

The Id of a running instance to use as a basis for a launch configuration. Can be used in place of image_id and instance_type.

instance_monitoring

boolean

Specifies whether instances are launched with detailed monitoring.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

instance_profile_name

string

The name or the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the instance profile associated with the IAM role for the instances.

instance_type

string

Instance type to use for the instance.

Required when creating a new Launch Configuration.

kernel_id

string

Kernel id for the EC2 instance.

key_name

string

The SSH key name to be used for access to managed instances.

name

string / required

Unique name for configuration.

placement_tenancy

string

Determines whether the instance runs on single-tenant hardware or not.

When not set AWS will default to default.

Choices:

  • default

  • dedicated

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.

ramdisk_id

string

A RAM disk id for the instances.

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

security_groups

list / elements=string

A list of security groups to apply to the instances. Since version 2.4 you can specify either security group names or IDs or a mix. Previous to 2.4, for VPC instances, specify security group IDs and for EC2-Classic, specify either security group names or IDs.

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.

spot_price

float

The spot price you are bidding. Only applies for an autoscaling group with spot instances.

state

string

Register or deregister the instance.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

user_data

string

Opaque blob of data which is made available to the ec2 instance. Mutually exclusive with user_data_path.

user_data_path

path

Path to the file that contains userdata for the ec2 instances. Mutually exclusive with user_data.

validate_certs

boolean

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

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

volumes

list / elements=dictionary

A list dictionaries defining the volumes to create.

For any volume, a volume size less than 1 will be interpreted as a request not to create the volume.

delete_on_termination

boolean

Whether the volume should be automatically deleted when the instance is terminated.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

device_name

string / required

The name for the volume (For example /dev/sda).

encrypted

boolean

Whether the volume should be encrypted using the ‘aws/ebs’ KMS CMK.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

ephemeral

string

Whether the volume should be ephemeral.

Data on ephemeral volumes is lost when the instance is stopped.

Mutually exclusive with the snapshot parameter.

iops

integer

The number of IOPS per second to provision for the volume.

Required when volume_type=io1.

no_device

boolean

When no_device=true the device will not be created.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

snapshot

string

The ID of an EBS snapshot to copy when creating the volume.

Mutually exclusive with the ephemeral parameter.

throughput

integer

added in 3.1.0 of community.aws

The throughput to provision for a gp3 volume.

Valid Range is a minimum value of 125 and a maximum value of 1000.

volume_size

integer

The size of the volume (in GiB).

Required unless one of ephemeral, snapshot or no_device is set.

volume_type

string

The type of volume to create.

See https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/EBSVolumeTypes.html for more information on the available volume types.

vpc_id

string

VPC ID, used when resolving security group names to IDs.

Notes

Note

  • Amazon ASG Autoscaling Launch Configurations are immutable once created, so modifying the configuration after it is changed will not modify the launch configuration on AWS. You must create a new config and assign it to the ASG instead.

  • 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

- name: create a launch configuration with an encrypted volume
  community.aws.ec2_lc:
    name: special
    image_id: ami-XXX
    key_name: default
    security_groups: ['group', 'group2' ]
    instance_type: t1.micro
    volumes:
    - device_name: /dev/sda1
      volume_size: 100
      volume_type: io1
      iops: 3000
      delete_on_termination: true
      encrypted: true
    - device_name: /dev/sdb
      ephemeral: ephemeral0

- name: create a launch configuration using a running instance id as a basis
  community.aws.ec2_lc:
    name: special
    instance_id: i-00a48b207ec59e948
    key_name: default
    security_groups: ['launch-wizard-2' ]
    volumes:
    - device_name: /dev/sda1
      volume_size: 120
      volume_type: io1
      iops: 3000
      delete_on_termination: true

- name: create a launch configuration to omit the /dev/sdf EBS device that is included in the AMI image
  community.aws.ec2_lc:
    name: special
    image_id: ami-XXX
    key_name: default
    security_groups: ['group', 'group2' ]
    instance_type: t1.micro
    volumes:
    - device_name: /dev/sdf
      no_device: true

- name: Use EBS snapshot ID for volume
  block:
  - name: Set Volume Facts
    ansible.builtin.set_fact:
      volumes:
      - device_name: /dev/sda1
        volume_size: 20
        ebs:
          snapshot: snap-XXXX
          volume_type: gp2
          delete_on_termination: true
          encrypted: no

  - name: Create launch configuration
    community.aws.ec2_lc:
      name: lc1
      image_id: ami-xxxx
      assign_public_ip: yes
      instance_type: t2.medium
      key_name: my-key
      security_groups: "['sg-xxxx']"
      volumes: "{{ volumes }}"
    register: lc_info

Return Values

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

Key

Description

arn

string

The Amazon Resource Name of the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “arn:aws:autoscaling:us-east-1:148830907657:launchConfiguration:888d9b58-d93a-40c4-90cf-759197a2621a:launchConfigurationName/launch_config_name”

changed

boolean

Whether the state of the launch configuration has changed.

Returned: always

Sample: false

created_time

string

The creation date and time for the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “2017-11-03 23:46:44.841000”

image_id

string

The ID of the Amazon Machine Image used by the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “ami-9be6f38c”

instance_type

string

The instance type for the instances.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “t1.micro”

name

string

The name of the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “launch_config_name”

result

complex

The specification details for the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

associate_public_ip_address

boolean

(EC2-VPC) Indicates whether to assign a public IP address to each instance.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: false

block_device_mappings

complex

A block device mapping, which specifies the block devices.

Returned: when state=present

device_name

string

The device name exposed to the EC2 instance (for example, /dev/sdh or xvdh).

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “/dev/sda1”

ebs

complex

The information about the Amazon EBS volume.

Returned: when state=present

snapshot_id

string

The ID of the snapshot.

Returned: when state=present

volume_size

string

The volume size, in GiB.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “100”

virtual_name

string

The name of the virtual device (for example, ephemeral0).

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “ephemeral0”

string

The ID of a ClassicLink-enabled VPC to link your EC2-Classic instances to.

Returned: when state=present

list / elements=string

The IDs of one or more security groups for the VPC specified in ClassicLinkVPCId.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: []

created_time

string

The creation date and time for the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “2017-11-03 23:46:44.841000”

delete_on_termination

boolean

Indicates whether the volume is deleted on instance termination.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: true

ebs_optimized

boolean

Indicates whether the instance is optimized for EBS I/O (true) or not (false).

Returned: when state=present

Sample: false

image_id

string

The ID of the Amazon Machine Image used by the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “ami-9be6f38c”

instance_monitoring

boolean

Indicates whether instances in this group are launched with detailed (true) or basic (false) monitoring.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: true

instance_profile_name

string

The name or Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the instance profile associated with the IAM role for the instance.

Returned: when state=present

instance_type

string

The instance type for the instances.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “t1.micro”

iops

integer

The number of I/O operations per second (IOPS) to provision for the volume.

Returned: when state=present

kernel_id

string

The ID of the kernel associated with the AMI.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “”

key_name

string

The name of the key pair.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “testkey”

launch_configuration_arn

string

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “arn:aws:autoscaling:us-east-1:148830907657:launchConfiguration:888d9b58-d93a-40c4-90cf-759197a2621a:launchConfigurationName/launch_config_name”

member

string

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “\n “

name

string

The name of the launch configuration.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “launch_config_name”

PlacementTenancy

string

The tenancy of the instances, either default or dedicated.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “default”

ramdisk_id

string

The ID of the RAM disk associated with the AMI.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “”

security_groups

list / elements=string

The security groups to associate with the instances.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: [“sg-5e27db2f”]

spot_price

float

The price to bid when launching Spot Instances.

Returned: when state=present

use_block_device_types

boolean

Indicates whether to suppress a device mapping.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: false

user_data

string

The user data available to the instances.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “”

volume_type

string

The volume type (one of standard, io1, gp2).

Returned: when state=present

Sample: “io1”

security_groups

list / elements=string

The security groups to associate with the instances.

Returned: when state=present

Sample: [“sg-5e27db2f”]

Authors

  • Gareth Rushgrove (@garethr)

  • Willem van Ketwich (@wilvk)