community.digitalocean.digital_ocean_droplet module – Create and delete a DigitalOcean droplet

Note

This module is part of the community.digitalocean collection (version 1.19.0).

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.digitalocean.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.digitalocean.digital_ocean_droplet.

Synopsis

  • Create and delete a droplet in DigitalOcean and optionally wait for it to be active.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

backups

boolean

Indicates whether automated backups should be enabled.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

baseurl

string

DigitalOcean API base url.

Default: “https://api.digitalocean.com/v2”

firewall

list / elements=string

Array of firewall names to apply to the Droplet.

Omitting a firewall name that is currently applied to a droplet will remove it.

id

aliases: droplet_id

integer

The Droplet ID you want to operate on.

image

aliases: image_id

string

This is the slug of the image you would like the Droplet created with.

ipv6

boolean

Enable IPv6 for the Droplet.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

monitoring

boolean

Indicates whether to install the DigitalOcean agent for monitoring.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

name

string

This is the name of the Droplet.

Must be formatted by hostname rules.

oauth_token

aliases: api_token

string

DigitalOcean OAuth token.

There are several other environment variables which can be used to provide this value.

i.e., - ‘DO_API_TOKEN’, ‘DO_API_KEY’, ‘DO_OAUTH_TOKEN’ and ‘OAUTH_TOKEN’

private_networking

boolean

Add an additional, private network interface to the Droplet (for inter-Droplet communication).

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

project_name

aliases: project

string

Project to assign the resource to (project name, not UUID).

Defaults to the default project of the account (empty string).

Currently only supported when creating.

Default: “”

region

aliases: region_id

string

This is the slug of the region you would like your Droplet to be created in.

resize_disk

boolean

Whether to increase disk size on resize.

Only consulted if the unique_name is true.

Droplet size must dictate an increase.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

size

aliases: size_id

string

This is the slug of the size you would like the Droplet created with.

Please see https://slugs.do-api.dev/ for current slugs.

sleep_interval

integer

How long to sleep in between action and status checks.

Default is 10 seconds; this should be less than wait_timeout and nonzero.

Default: 10

ssh_keys

list / elements=string

Array of SSH key fingerprints that you would like to be added to the Droplet.

state

string

Indicate desired state of the target.

present will create the named droplet; be mindful of the unique_name parameter.

absent will delete the named droplet, if it exists.

active will create the named droplet (unless it exists) and ensure that it is powered on.

inactive will create the named droplet (unless it exists) and ensure that it is powered off.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • active

  • inactive

tags

list / elements=string

A list of tag names as strings to apply to the Droplet after it is created.

Tag names can either be existing or new tags.

timeout

integer

The timeout in seconds used for polling DigitalOcean’s API.

Default: 30

unique_name

boolean

Require unique hostnames.

By default, DigitalOcean allows multiple hosts with the same name.

Setting this to true allows only one host per name.

Useful for idempotence.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

user_data

string

Opaque blob of data which is made available to the Droplet.

validate_certs

boolean

If set to no, the SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only set to no used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

volumes

list / elements=string

A list including the unique string identifier for each Block Storage volume to be attached to the Droplet.

vpc_uuid

string

added in 0.1.0 of community.digitalocean

A string specifying the UUID of the VPC to which the Droplet will be assigned.

If excluded, the Droplet will be assigned to the account’s default VPC for the region.

wait

boolean

Wait for the Droplet to be active before returning.

If wait is false an IP address may not be returned.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

wait_timeout

integer

How long before wait gives up, in seconds, when creating a Droplet.

Default: 120

Examples

- name: Create a new Droplet
  community.digitalocean.digital_ocean_droplet:
    state: present
    oauth_token: "{{ lookup('ansible.builtin.env', 'DO_API_TOKEN') }}"
    name: mydroplet
    size: s-1vcpu-1gb
    region: sfo3
    image: ubuntu-20-04-x64
    wait_timeout: 500
    ssh_keys: [ .... ]
  register: my_droplet

- name: Show Droplet info
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: |
      Droplet ID is {{ my_droplet.data.droplet.id }}
      First Public IPv4 is {{ (my_droplet.data.droplet.networks.v4 | selectattr('type', 'equalto', 'public')).0.ip_address | default('<none>', true) }}
      First Private IPv4 is {{ (my_droplet.data.droplet.networks.v4 | selectattr('type', 'equalto', 'private')).0.ip_address | default('<none>', true) }}

- name: Create a new Droplet (and assign to Project "test")
  community.digitalocean.digital_ocean_droplet:
    state: present
    oauth_token: "{{ lookup('ansible.builtin.env', 'DO_API_TOKEN') }}"
    name: mydroplet
    size: s-1vcpu-1gb
    region: sfo3
    image: ubuntu-20-04-x64
    wait_timeout: 500
    ssh_keys: [ .... ]
    project: test
  register: my_droplet

- name: Ensure a Droplet is present
  community.digitalocean.digital_ocean_droplet:
    state: present
    oauth_token: "{{ lookup('ansible.builtin.env', 'DO_API_TOKEN') }}"
    id: 123
    name: mydroplet
    size: s-1vcpu-1gb
    region: sfo3
    image: ubuntu-20-04-x64
    wait_timeout: 500

- name: Ensure a Droplet is present and has firewall rules applied
  community.digitalocean.digital_ocean_droplet:
    state: present
    oauth_token: "{{ lookup('ansible.builtin.env', 'DO_API_TOKEN') }}"
    id: 123
    name: mydroplet
    size: s-1vcpu-1gb
    region: sfo3
    image: ubuntu-20-04-x64
    firewall: ['myfirewall', 'anotherfirewall']
    wait_timeout: 500

- name: Ensure a Droplet is present with SSH keys installed
  community.digitalocean.digital_ocean_droplet:
    state: present
    oauth_token: "{{ lookup('ansible.builtin.env', 'DO_API_TOKEN') }}"
    id: 123
    name: mydroplet
    size: s-1vcpu-1gb
    region: sfo3
    ssh_keys: ['1534404', '1784768']
    image: ubuntu-20-04-x64
    wait_timeout: 500

Return Values

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

Key

Description

assign_status

string

Assignment status (ok, not_found, assigned, already_assigned, service_down)

Returned: changed

Sample: “assigned”

data

dictionary

a DigitalOcean Droplet

Returned: changed

Sample: {“droplet”: {“backup_ids”: [], “created_at”: “2014-11-14T16:36:31Z”, “disk”: 20, “features”: [“virtio”], “id”: 3164494, “image”: {}, “kernel”: {“id”: 2233, “name”: “Ubuntu 14.04 x64 vmlinuz-3.13.0-37-generic”, “version”: “3.13.0-37-generic”}, “locked”: true, “memory”: 512, “name”: “example.com”, “networks”: {}, “region”: {}, “size”: {}, “size_slug”: “512mb”, “snapshot_ids”: [], “status”: “new”, “tags”: [“web”], “vcpus”: 1, “volume_ids”: []}, “ip_address”: “104.248.118.172”, “ipv6_address”: “2604:a880:400:d1::90a:6001”, “private_ipv4_address”: “10.136.122.141”}

msg

string

Informational or error message encountered during execution

Returned: changed

Sample: “No project named test2 found”

resources

dictionary

Resource assignment involved in project assignment

Returned: changed

Sample: {“assigned_at”: “2021-10-25T17:39:38Z”, “links”: {“self”: “https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/droplets/3164494”}, “status”: “assigned”, “urn”: “do:droplet:3164494”}

Authors

  • Gurchet Rai (@gurch101)

  • Mark Mercado (@mamercad)