community.general.ali_instance_info module – Gather information on instances of Alibaba Cloud ECS.

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

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.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.ali_instance_info.

Synopsis

  • This module fetches data from the Open API in Alicloud. The module must be called from within the ECS instance itself.

  • This module was called ali_instance_facts before Ansible 2.9. The usage did not change.

Requirements

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

  • footmark >= 1.13.0

  • python >= 3.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

alicloud_access_key

aliases: access_key_id, access_key

string

Alibaba Cloud access key. If not set then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY, ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY_ID will be used instead.

alicloud_assume_role

aliases: assume_role

dictionary

If provided with a role ARN, Ansible will attempt to assume this role using the supplied credentials.

The nested assume_role block supports alicloud_assume_role_arn, alicloud_assume_role_session_name, alicloud_assume_role_session_expiration and alicloud_assume_role_policy

alicloud_assume_role_arn

aliases: assume_role_arn

string

The Alibaba Cloud role_arn. The ARN of the role to assume. If ARN is set to an empty string, it does not perform role switching. It supports environment variable ALICLOUD_ASSUME_ROLE_ARN. ansible will execute with provided credentials.

alicloud_assume_role_session_expiration

aliases: assume_role_session_expiration

integer

The Alibaba Cloud session_expiration. The time after which the established session for assuming role expires. Valid value range 900-3600 seconds. Default to 3600 (in this case Alicloud use own default value). It supports environment variable ALICLOUD_ASSUME_ROLE_SESSION_EXPIRATION

alicloud_assume_role_session_name

aliases: assume_role_session_name

string

The Alibaba Cloud session_name. The session name to use when assuming the role. If omitted, ‘ansible’ is passed to the AssumeRole call as session name. It supports environment variable ALICLOUD_ASSUME_ROLE_SESSION_NAME

alicloud_region

aliases: region, region_id

string / required

The Alibaba Cloud region to use. If not specified then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_REGION, ALICLOUD_REGION_ID will be used instead.

alicloud_secret_key

aliases: secret_access_key, secret_key

string

Alibaba Cloud secret key. If not set then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_SECRET_KEY, ALICLOUD_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY will be used instead.

alicloud_security_token

aliases: security_token

string

The Alibaba Cloud security token. If not specified then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_SECURITY_TOKEN will be used instead.

ecs_role_name

aliases: role_name

string

The RAM Role Name attached on a ECS instance for API operations. You can retrieve this from the ‘Access Control’ section of the Alibaba Cloud console.

If you’re running Ansible from an ECS instance with RAM Instance using RAM Role, Ansible will just access the metadata http://100.100.100.200/latest/meta-data/ram/security-credentials/<ecs_role_name> to obtain the STS credential. This is a preferred approach over any other when running in ECS as you can avoid hard coding credentials. Instead these are leased on-the-fly by Ansible which reduces the chance of leakage.

filters

dictionary

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

A dict of filters to apply. Each dict item consists of a filter key and a filter value. The filter keys can be all of request parameters. See https://www.alibabacloud.com/help/doc-detail/25506.htm for parameter details. Filter keys can be same as request parameter name or be lower case and use underscore (“_”) or dash (“-”) to connect different words in one parameter. ‘InstanceIds’ should be a list. ‘Tag.n.Key’ and ‘Tag.n.Value’ should be a dict and using tags instead.

name_prefix

string

added in 0.2.0 of community.general

Use a instance name prefix to filter ecs instances.

profile

string

This is the Alicloud profile name as set in the shared credentials file. It can also be sourced from the ALICLOUD_PROFILE environment variable.

shared_credentials_file

string

This is the path to the shared credentials file. It can also be sourced from the ALICLOUD_SHARED_CREDENTIALS_FILE environment variable.

If this is not set and a profile is specified, ~/.aliyun/config.json will be used.

tags

aliases: instance_tags

dictionary

A hash/dictionaries of instance tags. {"key":"value"}

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY or ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY_ID, ALICLOUD_SECRET_KEY or ALICLOUD_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, ALICLOUD_REGION or ALICLOUD_REGION_ID, ALICLOUD_SECURITY_TOKEN, ALICLOUD_ECS_ROLE_NAME, ALICLOUD_SHARED_CREDENTIALS_FILE, ALICLOUD_PROFILE, ALICLOUD_ASSUME_ROLE_ARN, ALICLOUD_ASSUME_ROLE_SESSION_NAME, ALICLOUD_ASSUME_ROLE_SESSION_EXPIRATION,

  • ALICLOUD_REGION or ALICLOUD_REGION_ID can be typically be used to specify the ALICLOUD region, when required, but this can also be configured in the footmark config file

Examples

# Fetch instances details according to setting different filters

- name: Find all instances in the specified region
  community.general.ali_instance_info:
  register: all_instances

- name: Find all instances based on the specified ids
  community.general.ali_instance_info:
    instance_ids:
      - "i-35b333d9"
      - "i-ddav43kd"
  register: instances_by_ids

- name: Find all instances based on the specified name_prefix
  community.general.ali_instance_info:
    name_prefix: "ecs_instance_"
  register: instances_by_name_prefix

- name: Find instances based on tags
  community.general.ali_instance_info:
    tags:
      Test: "add"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

ids

list / elements=string

List of ECS instance IDs

Returned: always

Sample: [“i-12345er”, “i-3245fs”]

instances

complex

List of ECS instances

Returned: always

availability_zone

string

The availability zone of the instance is in.

Returned: always

Sample: “cn-beijing-a”

block_device_mappings

complex

Any block device mapping entries for the instance.

Returned: always

attach_time

string

The time stamp when the attachment initiated.

Returned: always

Sample: “2018-06-25T04:08:26Z”

delete_on_termination

boolean

Indicates whether the volume is deleted on instance termination.

Returned: always

Sample: true

device_name

string

The device name exposed to the instance (for example, /dev/xvda).

Returned: always

Sample: “/dev/xvda”

status

string

The attachment state.

Returned: always

Sample: “in_use”

volume_id

string

The ID of the cloud disk.

Returned: always

Sample: “d-2zei53pjsi117y6gf9t6”

cpu

integer

The CPU core count of the instance.

Returned: always

Sample: 4

creation_time

string

The time the instance was created.

Returned: always

Sample: “2018-06-25T04:08Z”

description

string

The instance description.

Returned: always

Sample: “my ansible instance”

eip

complex

The attribution of EIP associated with the instance.

Returned: always

allocation_id

string

The ID of the EIP.

Returned: always

Sample: “eip-12345”

internet_charge_type

string

The internet charge type of the EIP.

Returned: always

Sample: “paybybandwidth”

ip_address

string

EIP address.

Returned: always

Sample: “42.10.2.2”

expired_time

string

The time the instance will expire.

Returned: always

Sample: “2099-12-31T15:59Z”

gpu

complex

The attribution of instance GPU.

Returned: always

amount

integer

The count of the GPU.

Returned: always

Sample: 0

spec

string

The specification of the GPU.

Returned: always

Sample: “”

host_name

string

The host name of the instance.

Returned: always

Sample: “iZ2zewaoZ”

id

string

Alias of instance_id.

Returned: always

Sample: “i-abc12345”

image_id

string

The ID of the image used to launch the instance.

Returned: always

Sample: “m-0011223344”

inner_ip_address

string

The inner IPv4 address of the classic instance.

Returned: always

Sample: “10.0.0.2”

instance_charge_type

string

The instance charge type.

Returned: always

Sample: “PostPaid”

instance_id

string

ECS instance resource ID.

Returned: always

Sample: “i-abc12345”

instance_name

string

The name of the instance.

Returned: always

Sample: “my-ecs”

instance_type

string

The instance type of the running instance.

Returned: always

Sample: “ecs.sn1ne.xlarge”

instance_type_family

string

The instance type family of the instance belongs.

Returned: always

Sample: “ecs.sn1ne”

internet_charge_type

string

The billing method of the network bandwidth.

Returned: always

Sample: “PayByBandwidth”

internet_max_bandwidth_in

integer

Maximum incoming bandwidth from the internet network.

Returned: always

Sample: 200

internet_max_bandwidth_out

integer

Maximum incoming bandwidth from the internet network.

Returned: always

Sample: 20

io_optimized

boolean

Indicates whether the instance is optimized for EBS I/O.

Returned: always

Sample: false

memory

integer

Memory size of the instance.

Returned: always

Sample: 8192

network_interfaces

complex

One or more network interfaces for the instance.

Returned: always

mac_address

string

The MAC address.

Returned: always

Sample: “00:11:22:33:44:55”

network_interface_id

string

The ID of the network interface.

Returned: always

Sample: “eni-01234567”

primary_ip_address

string

The primary IPv4 address of the network interface within the vswitch.

Returned: always

Sample: “10.0.0.1”

osname

string

The operation system name of the instance owned.

Returned: always

Sample: “CentOS”

ostype

string

The operation system type of the instance owned.

Returned: always

Sample: “linux”

private_ip_address

string

The IPv4 address of the network interface within the subnet.

Returned: always

Sample: “10.0.0.1”

public_ip_address

string

The public IPv4 address assigned to the instance or eip address

Returned: always

Sample: “43.0.0.1”

resource_group_id

string

The id of the resource group to which the instance belongs.

Returned: always

Sample: “my-ecs-group”

security_groups

list / elements=dictionary

One or more security groups for the instance.

Returned: always

group_id

string

The ID of the security group.

Returned: always

Sample: “sg-0123456”

group_name

string

The name of the security group.

Returned: always

Sample: “my-security-group”

status

string

The current status of the instance.

Returned: always

Sample: “running”

tags

dictionary

Any tags assigned to the instance.

Returned: always

vpc_id

string

The ID of the VPC the instance is in.

Returned: always

Sample: “vpc-0011223344”

vswitch_id

string

The ID of the vswitch in which the instance is running.

Returned: always

Sample: “vsw-dew00abcdef”

Authors

  • He Guimin (@xiaozhu36)