community.general.proxmox – management of instances in Proxmox VE cluster

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.4.0).

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

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

Synopsis

  • allows you to create/delete/stop instances in Proxmox VE cluster

  • Starting in Ansible 2.1, it automatically detects containerization type (lxc for PVE 4, openvz for older)

  • From community.general 4.0.0 on, there will be no default values, see proxmox_default_behavior.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • proxmoxer

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_host
string / required
Specify the target host of the Proxmox VE cluster.
api_password
string
Specify the password to authenticate with.
You can use PROXMOX_PASSWORD environment variable.
api_token_id
string
added in 1.3.0 of community.general
Specify the token ID.
api_token_secret
string
added in 1.3.0 of community.general
Specify the token secret.
api_user
string / required
Specify the user to authenticate with.
cores
integer
Specify number of cores per socket.
If proxmox_default_behavior is set to compatiblity (the default value), this option has a default of 1. Note that the default value of proxmox_default_behavior changes in community.general 4.0.0.
cpus
integer
numbers of allocated cpus for instance
If proxmox_default_behavior is set to compatiblity (the default value), this option has a default of 1. Note that the default value of proxmox_default_behavior changes in community.general 4.0.0.
cpuunits
integer
CPU weight for a VM
If proxmox_default_behavior is set to compatiblity (the default value), this option has a default of 1000. Note that the default value of proxmox_default_behavior changes in community.general 4.0.0.
description
string
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
Specify the description for the container. Only used on the configuration web interface.
This is saved as a comment inside the configuration file.
disk
string
hard disk size in GB for instance
If proxmox_default_behavior is set to compatiblity (the default value), this option has a default of 3. Note that the default value of proxmox_default_behavior changes in community.general 4.0.0.
features
list / elements=string
added in 2.0.0 of community.general
Specifies a list of features to be enabled. For valid options, see https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Linux_Container#pct_options.
Some features require the use of a privileged container.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
forcing operations
can be used only with states present, stopped, restarted
with state=present force option allow to overwrite existing container
with states stopped , restarted allow to force stop instance
hookscript
string
added in 0.2.0 of community.general
Script that will be executed during various steps in the containers lifetime.
hostname
string
the instance hostname
required only for state=present
must be unique if vmid is not passed
ip_address
string
specifies the address the container will be assigned
memory
integer
memory size in MB for instance
If proxmox_default_behavior is set to compatiblity (the default value), this option has a default of 512. Note that the default value of proxmox_default_behavior changes in community.general 4.0.0.
mounts
dictionary
specifies additional mounts (separate disks) for the container. As a hash/dictionary defining mount points
nameserver
string
sets DNS server IP address for a container
netif
dictionary
specifies network interfaces for the container. As a hash/dictionary defining interfaces.
node
string
Proxmox VE node on which to operate.
Only required for state=present.
For every other states it will be autodiscovered.
onboot
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
specifies whether a VM will be started during system bootup
If proxmox_default_behavior is set to compatiblity (the default value), this option has a default of no. Note that the default value of proxmox_default_behavior changes in community.general 4.0.0.
ostemplate
string
the template for VM creating
required only for state=present
password
string
the instance root password
pool
string
Add the new VM to the specified pool.
proxmox_default_behavior
string
added in 1.3.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • compatibility
  • no_defaults
Various module options used to have default values. This cause problems when user expects different behavior from proxmox by default or fill options which cause problems when they have been set.
The default value is compatibility, which will ensure that the default values are used when the values are not explicitly specified by the user.
From community.general 4.0.0 on, the default value will switch to no_defaults. To avoid deprecation warnings, please set proxmox_default_behavior to an explicit value.
This affects the disk, cores, cpus, memory, onboot, swap, cpuunits options.
pubkey
string
Public key to add to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys. This was added on Proxmox 4.2, it is ignored for earlier versions
purge
boolean
added in 2.3.0 of community.general
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Remove container from all related configurations.
For example backup jobs, replication jobs, or HA.
Related ACLs and Firewall entries will always be removed.
Used with state absent.
searchdomain
string
sets DNS search domain for a container
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • started
  • absent
  • stopped
  • restarted
Indicate desired state of the instance
storage
string
Default:
"local"
target storage
swap
integer
swap memory size in MB for instance
If proxmox_default_behavior is set to compatiblity (the default value), this option has a default of 0. Note that the default value of proxmox_default_behavior changes in community.general 4.0.0.
timeout
integer
Default:
30
timeout for operations
unprivileged
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Indicate if the container should be unprivileged
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
If no, SSL certificates will not be validated.
This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.
vmid
integer
Specifies the instance ID.
If not set the next available ID will be fetched from ProxmoxAPI.

Examples

- name: Create new container with minimal options
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: 'local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'

- name: Create new container with hookscript and description
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: 'local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'
    hookscript: 'local:snippets/vm_hook.sh'
    description: created with ansible

- name: Create new container automatically selecting the next available vmid.
  community.general.proxmox:
    node: 'uk-mc02'
    api_user: '[email protected]'
    api_password: '1q2w3e'
    api_host: 'node1'
    password: '123456'
    hostname: 'example.org'
    ostemplate: 'local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'

- name: Create new container with minimal options with force(it will rewrite existing container)
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: 'local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'
    force: yes

- name: Create new container with minimal options use environment PROXMOX_PASSWORD variable(you should export it before)
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: 'local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'

- name: Create new container with minimal options defining network interface with dhcp
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: 'local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'
    netif: '{"net0":"name=eth0,ip=dhcp,ip6=dhcp,bridge=vmbr0"}'

- name: Create new container with minimal options defining network interface with static ip
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: 'local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'
    netif: '{"net0":"name=eth0,gw=192.168.0.1,ip=192.168.0.2/24,bridge=vmbr0"}'

- name: Create new container with minimal options defining a mount with 8GB
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'
    mounts: '{"mp0":"local:8,mp=/mnt/test/"}'

- name: Create new container with minimal options defining a cpu core limit
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'
    cores: 2

- name: Create a new container with nesting enabled and allows the use of CIFS/NFS inside the container.
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    node: uk-mc02
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    password: 123456
    hostname: example.org
    ostemplate: local:vztmpl/ubuntu-14.04-x86_64.tar.gz'
    features:
     - nesting=1
     - mount=cifs,nfs


- name: Start container
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    state: started

- name: >
    Start container with mount. You should enter a 90-second timeout because servers
    with additional disks take longer to boot
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    state: started
    timeout: 90

- name: Stop container
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    state: stopped

- name: Stop container with force
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    force: yes
    state: stopped

- name: Restart container(stopped or mounted container you can't restart)
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    state: restarted

- name: Remove container
  community.general.proxmox:
    vmid: 100
    api_user: [email protected]
    api_password: 1q2w3e
    api_host: node1
    state: absent

Authors

  • Sergei Antipov (@UnderGreen)