community.general.nios_next_ip – Return the next available IP address for a network

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.nios_next_ip.

DEPRECATED

Removed in

version 5.0.0

Why

Please install the infoblox.nios_modules collection and use the corresponding lookup from it.

Alternative

infoblox.nios_modules.nios_next_ip

Synopsis

  • Uses the Infoblox WAPI API to return the next available IP addresses for a given network CIDR

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this lookup.

  • infoblox-client

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
string / required
The CIDR network to retrieve the next addresses from
exclude
string
List of IP's that need to be excluded from returned IP addresses
num
string
Default:
1
The number of IP addresses to return
provider
dictionary
A dict object containing connection details.
host
string
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote instance of NIOS WAPI over REST
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_HOST environment variable.
http_pool_connections
integer
Default:
10
Number of pools to be used by the infoblox_client.Connector object.
This is passed as-is to the underlying requests.adapters.HTTPAdapter class.
http_pool_maxsize
integer
Default:
10
Maximum number of connections per pool to be used by the infoblox_client.Connector object.
This is passed as-is to the underlying requests.adapters.HTTPAdapter class.
http_request_timeout
integer
Default:
10
The amount of time before to wait before receiving a response
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_HTTP_REQUEST_TIMEOUT environment variable.
max_results
integer
Default:
1000
Specifies the maximum number of objects to be returned, if set to a negative number the appliance will return an error when the number of returned objects would exceed the setting.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_MAX_RESULTS environment variable.
max_retries
integer
Default:
3
Configures the number of attempted retries before the connection is declared usable
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_MAX_RETRIES environment variable.
password
string
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote instance of NIOS.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_PASSWORD environment variable.
silent_ssl_warnings
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Disable urllib3 SSL warnings in the infoblox_client.Connector object.
This is passed as-is to the underlying requests.adapters.HTTPAdapter class.
username
string
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote instance of NIOS.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_USERNAME environment variable.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Boolean value to enable or disable verifying SSL certificates
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_SSL_VERIFY environment variable.

aliases: ssl_verify
wapi_version
string
Default:
"2.1"
Specifies the version of WAPI to use
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_WAP_VERSION environment variable.
Until ansible 2.8 the default WAPI was 1.4

Notes

Note

  • This module must be run locally, which can be achieved by specifying connection: local.

  • Please read the Infoblox Guide for more detailed information on how to use Infoblox with Ansible.

Examples

- name: return next available IP address for network 192.168.10.0/24
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    ipaddr: "{{ lookup('community.general.nios_next_ip', '192.168.10.0/24', provider={'host': 'nios01', 'username': 'admin', 'password': 'password'}) }}"

- name: return the next 3 available IP addresses for network 192.168.10.0/24
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    ipaddr: "{{ lookup('community.general.nios_next_ip', '192.168.10.0/24', num=3, provider={'host': 'nios01', 'username': 'admin', 'password': 'password'}) }}"

- name: return the next 3 available IP addresses for network 192.168.10.0/24 excluding ip addresses - ['192.168.10.1', '192.168.10.2']
  ansible.builtin.set_fact:
    ipaddr: "{{ lookup('community.general.nios_next_ip', '192.168.10.0/24', num=3, exclude=['192.168.10.1', '192.168.10.2'],
                provider={'host': 'nios01', 'username': 'admin', 'password': 'password'}) }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_list
list / elements=string
success
The list of next IP addresses available



Status

  • This lookup will be removed in version 5.0.0. [deprecated]

  • For more information see DEPRECATED.

Authors

  • Unknown (!UNKNOWN)