community.aws.elb_target_info module – Gathers which target groups a target is associated with.

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 5.0.0).

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 community.aws. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

New in community.aws 1.0.0

Synopsis

  • This module will search through every target group in a region to find which ones have registered a given instance ID or IP.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.18.0

  • botocore >= 1.21.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id, aws_access_key, ec2_access_key

string

AWS access key ID.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The aws_access_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_access_key_id alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_access_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

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

The AWS_CA_BUNDLE environment variable may also be used.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

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

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:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

endpoint_url

aliases: ec2_url, aws_endpoint_url, s3_url

string

URL to connect to instead of the default AWS endpoints. While this can be used to connection to other AWS-compatible services the amazon.aws and community.aws collections are only tested against AWS.

The AWS_URL or EC2_URL environment variables may also be used, in decreasing order of preference.

The ec2_url and s3_url aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_URL environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

get_unused_target_groups

boolean

Whether or not to get target groups not used by any load balancers.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

instance_id

string / required

What instance ID to get information for.

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

A named AWS profile to use for authentication.

See the AWS documentation for more information about named profiles https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-configure-profiles.html.

The AWS_PROFILE environment variable may also be used.

The profile option is mutually exclusive with the aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token options.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use.

For global services such as IAM, Route53 and CloudFront, region is ignored.

The AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variables may also be used.

See the Amazon AWS documentation for more information http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

The ec2_region alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01

Support for the EC2_REGION environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key, aws_secret_key, ec2_secret_key

string

AWS secret access key.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The secret_key and profile options are mutually exclusive.

The aws_secret_access_key alias was added in release 5.1.0 for consistency with the AWS botocore SDK.

The ec2_secret_key alias has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

session_token

aliases: aws_session_token, security_token, aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS session token for use with temporary credentials.

See the AWS documentation for more information about access tokens https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws-sec-cred-types.html#access-keys-and-secret-access-keys.

The AWS_SESSION_TOKEN, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables may also be used in decreasing order of preference.

The security_token and profile options are mutually exclusive.

Aliases aws_session_token and session_token were added in release 3.2.0, with the parameter being renamed from security_token to session_token in release 6.0.0.

The security_token, aws_security_token, and access_token aliases have been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

Support for the EC2_SECRET_KEY and AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variables has been deprecated and will be removed in a release after 2024-12-01.

validate_certs

boolean

When set to false, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Setting validate_certs=false is strongly discouraged, as an alternative, consider setting aws_ca_bundle instead.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Caution: Environment variables and configuration files are read from the Ansible ‘host’ context and not the ‘controller’ context. Files may need to be explicitly copied to the ‘host’.

  • The AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses may also read defaults for credentials and other settings, such as the region, from its configuration files in the Ansible ‘host’ context (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

Examples

# practical use case - dynamically de-registering and re-registering nodes

  - name: Get EC2 Metadata
    amazon.aws.ec2_metadata_facts:

  - name: Get initial list of target groups
    delegate_to: localhost
    community.aws.elb_target_info:
      instance_id: "{{ ansible_ec2_instance_id }}"
      region: "{{ ansible_ec2_placement_region }}"
    register: target_info

  - name: save fact for later
    ansible.builtin.set_fact:
      original_tgs: "{{ target_info.instance_target_groups }}"

  - name: Deregister instance from all target groups
    delegate_to: localhost
    community.aws.elb_target:
        target_group_arn: "{{ item.0.target_group_arn }}"
        target_port: "{{ item.1.target_port }}"
        target_az: "{{ item.1.target_az }}"
        target_id: "{{ item.1.target_id }}"
        state: absent
        target_status: "draining"
        region: "{{ ansible_ec2_placement_region }}"
    with_subelements:
      - "{{ original_tgs }}"
      - "targets"

    # This avoids having to wait for 'elb_target' to serially deregister each
    # target group.  An alternative would be to run all of the 'elb_target'
    # tasks async and wait for them to finish.

  - name: wait for all targets to deregister simultaneously
    delegate_to: localhost
    community.aws.elb_target_info:
      get_unused_target_groups: false
      instance_id: "{{ ansible_ec2_instance_id }}"
      region: "{{ ansible_ec2_placement_region }}"
    register: target_info
    until: (target_info.instance_target_groups | length) == 0
    retries: 60
    delay: 10

  - name: reregister in elbv2s
    community.aws.elb_target:
      region: "{{ ansible_ec2_placement_region }}"
      target_group_arn: "{{ item.0.target_group_arn }}"
      target_port: "{{ item.1.target_port }}"
      target_az: "{{ item.1.target_az }}"
      target_id: "{{ item.1.target_id }}"
      state: present
      target_status: "initial"
    with_subelements:
      - "{{ original_tgs }}"
      - "targets"

  # wait until all groups associated with this instance are 'healthy' or
  # 'unused'
  - name: wait for registration
    community.aws.elb_target_info:
      get_unused_target_groups: false
      instance_id: "{{ ansible_ec2_instance_id }}"
      region: "{{ ansible_ec2_placement_region }}"
    register: target_info
    until: (target_info.instance_target_groups |
            map(attribute='targets') |
            flatten |
            map(attribute='target_health') |
            rejectattr('state', 'equalto', 'healthy') |
            rejectattr('state', 'equalto', 'unused') |
            list |
            length) == 0
    retries: 61
    delay: 10

# using the target groups to generate AWS CLI commands to reregister the
# instance - useful in case the playbook fails mid-run and manual
#            rollback is required
  - name: "reregistration commands: ELBv2s"
    ansible.builtin.debug:
      msg: >
             aws --region {{ansible_ec2_placement_region}} elbv2
             register-targets --target-group-arn {{item.target_group_arn}}
             --targets{%for target in item.targets%}
             Id={{target.target_id}},
             Port={{target.target_port}}{%if target.target_az%},AvailabilityZone={{target.target_az}}
             {%endif%}
             {%endfor%}
    loop: "{{target_info.instance_target_groups}}"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

instance_target_groups

complex

a list of target groups to which the instance is registered to

Returned: always

target_group_arn

string

The ARN of the target group

Returned: always

Sample: "['arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:eu-west-1:123456789012:targetgroup/target-group/deadbeefdeadbeef']"

target_group_type

string

Which target type is used for this group

Returned: always

Sample: "['ip', 'instance']"

targets

complex

A list of targets that point to this instance ID

Returned: always

target_az

string

which availability zone is explicitly associated with this target

Returned: when an AZ is associated with this instance

Sample: "['us-west-2a']"

target_health

complex

The target health description.

See following link for all the possible values https://boto3.readthedocs.io/en/latest/reference/services/elbv2.html#ElasticLoadBalancingv2.Client.describe_target_health

Returned: always

description

string

description of target health

Returned: if state!=present

Sample: "['Target desregistration is in progress']"

reason

string

reason code for target health

Returned: if state!=healthy

Sample: "['Target.Deregistration in progress']"

state

string

health state

Returned: always

Sample: "['healthy', 'draining', 'initial', 'unhealthy', 'unused', 'unavailable']"

target_id

string

the target ID referring to this instance

Returned: always

Sample: "['i-deadbeef', '1.2.3.4']"

target_port

string

which port this target is listening on

Returned: always

Sample: "[80]"

Authors

  • Yaakov Kuperman (@yaakov-github)