community.general.lxd_profile – Manage LXD profiles

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.7.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

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

Synopsis

  • Management of LXD profiles

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
client_cert
path
The client certificate file path.
If not specified, it defaults to $HOME/.config/lxc/client.crt.

aliases: cert_file
client_key
path
The client certificate key file path.
If not specified, it defaults to $HOME/.config/lxc/client.key.

aliases: key_file
config
dictionary
The config for the container (e.g. {"limits.memory": "4GB"}). See https://github.com/lxc/lxd/blob/master/doc/rest-api.md#patch-3
If the profile already exists and its "config" value in metadata obtained from GET /1.0/profiles/<name> https://github.com/lxc/lxd/blob/master/doc/rest-api.md#get-19 are different, they this module tries to apply the configurations.
Not all config values are supported to apply the existing profile. Maybe you need to delete and recreate a profile.
description
string
Description of the profile.
devices
dictionary
The devices for the profile (e.g. {"rootfs": {"path": "/dev/kvm", "type": "unix-char"}). See https://github.com/lxc/lxd/blob/master/doc/rest-api.md#patch-3
merge_profile
boolean
added in 2.1.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Merge the configuration of the present profile with the new desired configuration, instead of replacing it.
name
string / required
Name of a profile.
new_name
string
A new name of a profile.
If this parameter is specified a profile will be renamed to this name. See https://github.com/lxc/lxd/blob/master/doc/rest-api.md#post-11
snap_url
string
Default:
"unix:/var/snap/lxd/common/lxd/unix.socket"
The unix domain socket path when LXD is installed by snap package manager.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Define the state of a profile.
trust_password
string
The client trusted password.
You need to set this password on the LXD server before running this module using the following command. lxc config set core.trust_password <some random password> See https://www.stgraber.org/2016/04/18/lxd-api-direct-interaction/
If trust_password is set, this module send a request for authentication before sending any requests.
url
string
Default:
"unix:/var/lib/lxd/unix.socket"
The unix domain socket path or the https URL for the LXD server.

Notes

Note

  • Profiles must have a unique name. If you attempt to create a profile with a name that already existed in the users namespace the module will simply return as “unchanged”.

Examples

# An example for creating a profile
- hosts: localhost
  connection: local
  tasks:
    - name: Create a profile
      community.general.lxd_profile:
        name: macvlan
        state: present
        config: {}
        description: my macvlan profile
        devices:
          eth0:
            nictype: macvlan
            parent: br0
            type: nic

# An example for creating a profile via http connection
- hosts: localhost
  connection: local
  tasks:
  - name: Create macvlan profile
    community.general.lxd_profile:
      url: https://127.0.0.1:8443
      # These client_cert and client_key values are equal to the default values.
      #client_cert: "{{ lookup('env', 'HOME') }}/.config/lxc/client.crt"
      #client_key: "{{ lookup('env', 'HOME') }}/.config/lxc/client.key"
      trust_password: mypassword
      name: macvlan
      state: present
      config: {}
      description: my macvlan profile
      devices:
        eth0:
          nictype: macvlan
          parent: br0
          type: nic

# An example for modify/merge a profile
- hosts: localhost
  connection: local
  tasks:
    - name: Merge a profile
      community.general.lxd_profile:
        merge_profile: true
        name: macvlan
        state: present
        config: {}
        description: my macvlan profile
        devices:
          eth0:
            nictype: macvlan
            parent: br0
            type: nic

# An example for deleting a profile
- hosts: localhost
  connection: local
  tasks:
    - name: Delete a profile
      community.general.lxd_profile:
        name: macvlan
        state: absent

# An example for renaming a profile
- hosts: localhost
  connection: local
  tasks:
    - name: Rename a profile
      community.general.lxd_profile:
        name: macvlan
        new_name: macvlan2
        state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
actions
list / elements=string
success
List of actions performed for the profile.

Sample:
["create"]
logs
list / elements=string
when ansible-playbook is invoked with -vvvv.
The logs of requests and responses.

Sample:
(too long to be placed here)
old_state
string
success
The old state of the profile

Sample:
absent


Authors

  • Hiroaki Nakamura (@hnakamur)