community.general.lxd connection – Run tasks in LXD instances via lxc CLI

Note

This connection plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 8.6.1).

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.general.

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

Synopsis

  • Run commands or put/fetch files to an existing instance using lxc CLI.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

executable

string

Shell to use for execution inside instance.

Default: "/bin/sh"

Configuration:

  • Variable: ansible_executable

  • Variable: ansible_lxd_executable

project

string

added in community.general 2.0.0

Name of the LXD project to use.

Configuration:

  • Variable: ansible_lxd_project

remote

string

added in community.general 2.0.0

Name of the LXD remote to use.

Default: "local"

Configuration:

  • Variable: ansible_lxd_remote

remote_addr

string

Instance (container/VM) identifier.

Since community.general 8.0.0, a FQDN can be provided; in that case, the first component (the part before .) is used as the instance identifier.

Default: "inventory_hostname"

Configuration:

  • Variable: inventory_hostname

  • Variable: ansible_host

  • Variable: ansible_lxd_host

Authors

  • Matt Clay (@mattclay)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.