community.general.dimensiondata_network module – Create, update, and delete MCP 1.0 & 2.0 networks

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.3.0).

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.dimensiondata_network.

Synopsis

  • Create, update, and delete MCP 1.0 & 2.0 networks

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

description

string

Additional description of the network domain.

location

string / required

The target datacenter.

mcp_password

string

The password used to authenticate to the CloudControl API.

If not specified, will fall back to MCP_PASSWORD from environment variable or ~/.dimensiondata.

Required if mcp_user is specified.

mcp_user

string

The username used to authenticate to the CloudControl API.

If not specified, will fall back to MCP_USER from environment variable or ~/.dimensiondata.

name

string / required

The name of the network domain to create.

region

string

The target region.

Regions are defined in Apache libcloud project [libcloud/common/dimensiondata.py]

They are also listed in https://libcloud.readthedocs.io/en/latest/compute/drivers/dimensiondata.html

Note that the default value “na” stands for “North America”.

The module prepends ‘dd-’ to the region choice.

Default: "na"

service_plan

string

The service plan, either “ESSENTIALS” or “ADVANCED”.

MCP 2.0 Only.

Choices:

  • "ESSENTIALS" ← (default)

  • "ADVANCED"

state

string

Should the resource be present or absent.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

validate_certs

boolean

If false, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on private instances of the CloudControl API that use self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

wait

boolean

Should we wait for the task to complete before moving onto the next.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

wait_poll_interval

integer

The amount of time (in seconds) to wait between checks for task completion.

Only applicable if wait=true.

Default: 2

wait_time

integer

The maximum amount of time (in seconds) to wait for the task to complete.

Only applicable if wait=true.

Default: 600

Examples

- name: Create an MCP 1.0 network
  community.general.dimensiondata_network:
    region: na
    location: NA5
    name: mynet

- name: Create an MCP 2.0 network
  community.general.dimensiondata_network:
    region: na
    mcp_user: my_user
    mcp_password: my_password
    location: NA9
    name: mynet
    service_plan: ADVANCED

- name: Delete a network
  community.general.dimensiondata_network:
    region: na
    location: NA1
    name: mynet
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

network

complex

Dictionary describing the network.

Returned: On success when state=present.

description

string

Network description.

Returned: success

Sample: "My network description"

id

string

Network ID.

Returned: success

Sample: "8c787000-a000-4050-a215-280893411a7d"

location

string

Datacenter location.

Returned: success

Sample: "NA3"

multicast

boolean

Multicast enabled? (MCP 1.0 only)

Returned: success

Sample: false

name

string

Network name.

Returned: success

Sample: "My network"

private_net

string

Private network subnet. (MCP 1.0 only)

Returned: success

Sample: "10.2.3.0"

status

string

Network status. (MCP 2.0 only)

Returned: success

Sample: "NORMAL"

Authors

  • Aimon Bustardo (@aimonb)