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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
alicloud_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.

aliases: access_key_id, access_key
alicloud_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

aliases: assume_role
alicloud_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.

aliases: assume_role_arn
alicloud_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

aliases: assume_role_session_expiration
alicloud_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

aliases: assume_role_session_name
alicloud_region
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.

aliases: region, region_id
alicloud_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.

aliases: secret_access_key, secret_key
alicloud_security_token
string
The Alibaba Cloud security token. If not specified then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_SECURITY_TOKEN will be used instead.

aliases: security_token
availability_zone
string
(Deprecated) Aliyun availability zone ID in which to launch the instance. Please use filter item 'zone_id' instead.

aliases: alicloud_zone
ecs_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.

aliases: role_name
filters
dictionary
added in 0.2.0 of
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 and it will be appended to instance_ids automatically. 'Tag.n.Key' and 'Tag.n.Value' should be a dict and using tags instead.
instance_ids
list / elements=string
A list of ECS instance ids.

aliases: ids
instance_names
list / elements=string
(Deprecated) A list of ECS instance names. Please use filter item 'instance_name' instead.

aliases: names
name_prefix
string
added in 0.2.0 of
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
dictionary
A hash/dictionaries of instance tags. {"key":"value"}

aliases: instance_tags

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 Returned Description
ids
list / elements=string
always
List of ECS instance IDs

Sample:
['i-12345er', 'i-3245fs']
instances
complex
always
List of ECS instances

 
availability_zone
string
always
The availability zone of the instance is in.

Sample:
cn-beijing-a
 
block_device_mappings
complex
always
Any block device mapping entries for the instance.

   
attach_time
string
always
The time stamp when the attachment initiated.

Sample:
2018-06-25T04:08:26Z
   
delete_on_termination
boolean
always
Indicates whether the volume is deleted on instance termination.

Sample:
True
   
device_name
string
always
The device name exposed to the instance (for example, /dev/xvda).

Sample:
/dev/xvda
   
status
string
always
The attachment state.

Sample:
in_use
   
volume_id
string
always
The ID of the cloud disk.

Sample:
d-2zei53pjsi117y6gf9t6
 
cpu
integer
always
The CPU core count of the instance.

Sample:
4
 
creation_time
string
always
The time the instance was created.

Sample:
2018-06-25T04:08Z
 
description
string
always
The instance description.

Sample:
my ansible instance
 
eip
complex
always
The attribution of EIP associated with the instance.

   
allocation_id
string
always
The ID of the EIP.

Sample:
eip-12345
   
internet_charge_type
string
always
The internet charge type of the EIP.

Sample:
paybybandwidth
   
ip_address
string
always
EIP address.

Sample:
42.10.2.2
 
expired_time
string
always
The time the instance will expire.

Sample:
2099-12-31T15:59Z
 
gpu
complex
always
The attribution of instance GPU.

   
amount
integer
always
The count of the GPU.

   
spec
string
always
The specification of the GPU.

 
host_name
string
always
The host name of the instance.

Sample:
iZ2zewaoZ
 
id
string
always
Alias of instance_id.

Sample:
i-abc12345
 
image_id
string
always
The ID of the image used to launch the instance.

Sample:
m-0011223344
 
inner_ip_address
string
always
The inner IPv4 address of the classic instance.

Sample:
10.0.0.2
 
instance_charge_type
string
always
The instance charge type.

Sample:
PostPaid
 
instance_id
string
always
ECS instance resource ID.

Sample:
i-abc12345
 
instance_name
string
always
The name of the instance.

Sample:
my-ecs
 
instance_type
string
always
The instance type of the running instance.

Sample:
ecs.sn1ne.xlarge
 
instance_type_family
string
always
The instance type family of the instance belongs.

Sample:
ecs.sn1ne
 
internet_charge_type
string
always
The billing method of the network bandwidth.

Sample:
PayByBandwidth
 
internet_max_bandwidth_in
integer
always
Maximum incoming bandwidth from the internet network.

Sample:
200
 
internet_max_bandwidth_out
integer
always
Maximum incoming bandwidth from the internet network.

Sample:
20
 
io_optimized
boolean
always
Indicates whether the instance is optimized for EBS I/O.

 
memory
integer
always
Memory size of the instance.

Sample:
8192
 
network_interfaces
complex
always
One or more network interfaces for the instance.

   
mac_address
string
always
The MAC address.

Sample:
00:11:22:33:44:55
   
network_interface_id
string
always
The ID of the network interface.

Sample:
eni-01234567
   
primary_ip_address
string
always
The primary IPv4 address of the network interface within the vswitch.

Sample:
10.0.0.1
 
osname
string
always
The operation system name of the instance owned.

Sample:
CentOS
 
ostype
string
always
The operation system type of the instance owned.

Sample:
linux
 
private_ip_address
string
always
The IPv4 address of the network interface within the subnet.

Sample:
10.0.0.1
 
public_ip_address
string
always
The public IPv4 address assigned to the instance or eip address

Sample:
43.0.0.1
 
resource_group_id
string
always
The id of the resource group to which the instance belongs.

Sample:
my-ecs-group
 
security_groups
list / elements=dictionary
always
One or more security groups for the instance.

   
group_id
string
always
The ID of the security group.

Sample:
sg-0123456
   
group_name
string
always
The name of the security group.

Sample:
my-security-group
 
status
string
always
The current status of the instance.

Sample:
running
 
tags
dictionary
always
Any tags assigned to the instance.

 
vpc_id
string
always
The ID of the VPC the instance is in.

Sample:
vpc-0011223344
 
vswitch_id
string
always
The ID of the vswitch in which the instance is running.

Sample:
vsw-dew00abcdef


Authors

  • He Guimin (@xiaozhu36)