community.general.proxmox_nic module – Management of a NIC of a Qemu(KVM) VM in a Proxmox VE cluster

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 8.4.0).

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. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

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

New in community.general 3.1.0

Synopsis

  • Allows you to create/update/delete a NIC on Qemu(KVM) Virtual Machines in a Proxmox VE cluster.

Aliases: cloud.misc.proxmox_nic

Requirements

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

  • proxmoxer

  • requests

Parameters

Parameter

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 community.general 1.3.0

Specify the token ID.

Requires proxmoxer>=1.1.0 to work.

api_token_secret

string

added in community.general 1.3.0

Specify the token secret.

Requires proxmoxer>=1.1.0 to work.

api_user

string / required

Specify the user to authenticate with.

bridge

string

Add this interface to the specified bridge device. The Proxmox VE default bridge is called vmbr0.

firewall

boolean

Whether this interface should be protected by the firewall.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

interface

string / required

Name of the interface, should be net[n] where 1 n 31.

boolean

Whether this interface should be disconnected (like pulling the plug).

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

mac

string

XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX should be a unique MAC address. This is automatically generated if not specified.

When not specified this module will keep the MAC address the same when changing an existing interface.

model

string

The NIC emulator model.

Choices:

  • "e1000"

  • "e1000-82540em"

  • "e1000-82544gc"

  • "e1000-82545em"

  • "i82551"

  • "i82557b"

  • "i82559er"

  • "ne2k_isa"

  • "ne2k_pci"

  • "pcnet"

  • "rtl8139"

  • "virtio" ← (default)

  • "vmxnet3"

mtu

integer

Force MTU, for virtio model only, setting will be ignored otherwise.

Set to 1 to use the bridge MTU.

Value should be 1 n 65520.

name

string

Specifies the VM name. Only used on the configuration web interface.

Required only for state=present.

queues

integer

Number of packet queues to be used on the device.

Value should be 0 n 16.

rate

float

Rate limit in MBps (MegaBytes per second) as floating point number.

state

string

Indicates desired state of the NIC.

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

tag

integer

VLAN tag to apply to packets on this interface.

Value should be 1 n 4094.

trunks

list / elements=integer

List of VLAN trunks to pass through this interface.

validate_certs

boolean

If false, SSL certificates will not be validated.

This should only be used on personally controlled sites using self-signed certificates.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

vmid

integer

Specifies the instance ID.

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

Can run in check_mode and return changed status prediction without modifying target.

diff_mode

Support: none

Will return details on what has changed (or possibly needs changing in check_mode), when in diff mode.

Examples

- name: Create NIC net0 targeting the vm by name
  community.general.proxmox_nic:
    api_user: root@pam
    api_password: secret
    api_host: proxmoxhost
    name: my_vm
    interface: net0
    bridge: vmbr0
    tag: 3

- name: Create NIC net0 targeting the vm by id
  community.general.proxmox_nic:
    api_user: root@pam
    api_password: secret
    api_host: proxmoxhost
    vmid: 103
    interface: net0
    bridge: vmbr0
    mac: "12:34:56:C0:FF:EE"
    firewall: true

- name: Delete NIC net0 targeting the vm by name
  community.general.proxmox_nic:
    api_user: root@pam
    api_password: secret
    api_host: proxmoxhost
    name: my_vm
    interface: net0
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

msg

string

A short message

Returned: always

Sample: "Nic net0 unchanged on VM with vmid 103"

vmid

integer

The VM vmid.

Returned: success

Sample: 115

Authors

  • Lammert Hellinga (@Kogelvis)