community.docker.docker_network module – Manage Docker networks

Note

This module is part of the community.docker 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.docker. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.docker.docker_network.

Synopsis

  • Create/remove Docker networks and connect containers to them.

  • Performs largely the same function as the docker network CLI subcommand.

Requirements

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

  • Docker API >= 1.25

  • backports.ssl_match_hostname (when using TLS on Python 2)

  • paramiko (when using SSH with use_ssh_client=false)

  • pyOpenSSL (when using TLS)

  • pywin32 (when using named pipes on Windows 32)

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_version

aliases: docker_api_version

string

The version of the Docker API running on the Docker Host.

Defaults to the latest version of the API supported by this collection and the docker daemon.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_API_VERSION will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Default: "auto"

appends

aliases: incremental

boolean

By default the connected list is canonical, meaning containers not on the list are removed from the network.

Use appends to leave existing containers connected.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

attachable

boolean

If enabled, and the network is in the global scope, non-service containers on worker nodes will be able to connect to the network.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

ca_cert

aliases: tls_ca_cert, cacert_path

path

Use a CA certificate when performing server verification by providing the path to a CA certificate file.

If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file ca.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

client_cert

aliases: tls_client_cert, cert_path

path

Path to the client’s TLS certificate file.

If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file cert.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

client_key

aliases: tls_client_key, key_path

path

Path to the client’s TLS key file.

If the value is not specified in the task and the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH is set, the file key.pem from the directory specified in the environment variable DOCKER_CERT_PATH will be used.

connected

aliases: containers

list / elements=string

List of container names or container IDs to connect to a network.

Please note that the module only makes sure that these containers are connected to the network, but does not care about connection options. If you rely on specific IP addresses etc., use the community.docker.docker_container module to ensure your containers are correctly connected to this network.

Default: []

debug

boolean

Debug mode

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

docker_host

aliases: docker_url

string

The URL or Unix socket path used to connect to the Docker API. To connect to a remote host, provide the TCP connection string. For example, tcp://192.0.2.23:2376. If TLS is used to encrypt the connection, the module will automatically replace tcp in the connection URL with https.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_HOST will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Default: "unix://var/run/docker.sock"

driver

string

Specify the type of network. Docker provides bridge and overlay drivers, but 3rd party drivers can also be used.

Default: "bridge"

driver_options

dictionary

Dictionary of network settings. Consult docker docs for valid options and values.

Default: {}

enable_ipv6

boolean

Enable IPv6 networking.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

force

boolean

With state absent forces disconnecting all containers from the network prior to deleting the network. With state present will disconnect all containers, delete the network and re-create the network.

This option is required if you have changed the IPAM or driver options and want an existing network to be updated to use the new options.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

internal

boolean

Restrict external access to the network.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

ipam_config

list / elements=dictionary

List of IPAM config blocks. Consult Docker docs for valid options and values. Note that iprange is spelled differently here (we use the notation from the Docker SDK for Python).

aux_addresses

dictionary

Auxiliary IP addresses used by Network driver, as a mapping from hostname to IP.

gateway

string

IP gateway address.

iprange

string

IP address range in CIDR notation.

subnet

string

IP subset in CIDR notation.

ipam_driver

string

Specify an IPAM driver.

ipam_driver_options

dictionary

Dictionary of IPAM driver options.

labels

dictionary

Dictionary of labels.

Default: {}

name

aliases: network_name

string / required

Name of the network to operate on.

scope

string

Specify the network’s scope.

Choices:

  • "local"

  • "global"

  • "swarm"

ssl_version

string

Provide a valid SSL version number. Default value determined by ssl.py module.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_SSL_VERSION will be used instead.

state

string

absent deletes the network. If a network has connected containers, it cannot be deleted. Use the force option to disconnect all containers and delete the network.

present creates the network, if it does not already exist with the specified parameters, and connects the list of containers provided via the connected parameter. Containers not on the list will be disconnected. An empty list will leave no containers connected to the network. Use the appends option to leave existing containers connected. Use the force options to force re-creation of the network.

Choices:

  • "absent"

  • "present" ← (default)

timeout

integer

The maximum amount of time in seconds to wait on a response from the API.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TIMEOUT will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Default: 60

tls

boolean

Secure the connection to the API by using TLS without verifying the authenticity of the Docker host server. Note that if validate_certs is set to true as well, it will take precedence.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

tls_hostname

string

When verifying the authenticity of the Docker Host server, provide the expected name of the server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS_HOSTNAME will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Note that this option had a default value localhost in older versions. It was removed in community.docker 3.0.0.

use_ssh_client

boolean

added in community.docker 1.5.0

For SSH transports, use the ssh CLI tool instead of paramiko.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

validate_certs

aliases: tls_verify

boolean

Secure the connection to the API by using TLS and verifying the authenticity of the Docker host server.

If the value is not specified in the task, the value of environment variable DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY will be used instead. If the environment variable is not set, the default value will be used.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

action_group

Action groups: community.docker.docker, docker

Use group/docker or group/community.docker.docker in module_defaults to set defaults for this module.

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: full

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Notes

Note

  • When network options are changed, the module disconnects all containers from the network, deletes the network, and re-creates the network. It does not try to reconnect containers, except the ones listed in (connected, and even for these, it does not consider specific connection options like fixed IP addresses or MAC addresses. If you need more control over how the containers are connected to the network, loop the community.docker.docker_container module to loop over your containers to make sure they are connected properly.

  • The module does not support Docker Swarm. This means that it will not try to disconnect or reconnect services. If services are connected to the network, deleting the network will fail. When network options are changed, the network has to be deleted and recreated, so this will fail as well.

  • Connect to the Docker daemon by providing parameters with each task or by defining environment variables. You can define DOCKER_HOST, DOCKER_TLS_HOSTNAME, DOCKER_API_VERSION, DOCKER_CERT_PATH, DOCKER_SSL_VERSION, DOCKER_TLS, DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY and DOCKER_TIMEOUT. If you are using docker machine, run the script shipped with the product that sets up the environment. It will set these variables for you. See https://docs.docker.com/machine/reference/env/ for more details.

  • This module does not use the Docker SDK for Python to communicate with the Docker daemon. It uses code derived from the Docker SDK or Python that is included in this collection.

Examples

- name: Create a network
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_one

- name: Remove all but selected list of containers
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_one
    connected:
      - container_a
      - container_b
      - container_c

- name: Remove a single container
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_one
    connected: "{{ fulllist|difference(['container_a']) }}"

- name: Add a container to a network, leaving existing containers connected
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_one
    connected:
      - container_a
    appends: true

- name: Create a network with driver options
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_two
    driver_options:
      com.docker.network.bridge.name: net2

- name: Create a network with custom IPAM config
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_three
    ipam_config:
      - subnet: 172.23.27.0/24
        gateway: 172.23.27.2
        iprange: 172.23.27.0/26
        aux_addresses:
          host1: 172.23.27.3
          host2: 172.23.27.4

- name: Create a network with labels
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_four
    labels:
      key1: value1
      key2: value2

- name: Create a network with IPv6 IPAM config
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_ipv6_one
    enable_ipv6: true
    ipam_config:
      - subnet: fdd1:ac8c:0557:7ce1::/64

- name: Create a network with IPv6 and custom IPv4 IPAM config
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_ipv6_two
    enable_ipv6: true
    ipam_config:
      - subnet: 172.24.27.0/24
      - subnet: fdd1:ac8c:0557:7ce2::/64

- name: Delete a network, disconnecting all containers
  community.docker.docker_network:
    name: network_one
    state: absent
    force: true

Return Values

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

Key

Description

network

dictionary

Network inspection results for the affected network.

Returned: success

Sample: {}

Authors

  • Ben Keith (@keitwb)

  • Chris Houseknecht (@chouseknecht)

  • Dave Bendit (@DBendit)