community.general.rax_clb – create / delete a load balancer in Rackspace Public Cloud

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 4.2.0).

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.

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

Synopsis

  • creates / deletes a Rackspace Public Cloud load balancer.

Requirements

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

  • pyrax

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
algorithm
string
    Choices:
  • RANDOM
  • LEAST_CONNECTIONS ←
  • ROUND_ROBIN
  • WEIGHTED_LEAST_CONNECTIONS
  • WEIGHTED_ROUND_ROBIN
algorithm for the balancer being created
api_key
string
Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

aliases: password
auth_endpoint
string
The URI of the authentication service.
If not specified will be set to https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/
credentials
path
File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

aliases: creds_file
env
string
identity_type
string
Default:
"rackspace"
Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.
meta
dictionary
A hash of metadata to associate with the instance
name
string / required
Name to give the load balancer
port
integer
Default:
80
Port for the balancer being created
protocol
string
    Choices:
  • DNS_TCP
  • DNS_UDP
  • FTP
  • HTTP ←
  • HTTPS
  • IMAPS
  • IMAPv4
  • LDAP
  • LDAPS
  • MYSQL
  • POP3
  • POP3S
  • SMTP
  • TCP
  • TCP_CLIENT_FIRST
  • UDP
  • UDP_STREAM
  • SFTP
Protocol for the balancer being created
region
string
Region to create an instance in.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Indicate desired state of the resource
tenant_id
string
The tenant ID used for authentication.
tenant_name
string
The tenant name used for authentication.
timeout
integer
Default:
30
timeout for communication between the balancer and the node
type
string
    Choices:
  • PUBLIC ←
  • SERVICENET
type of interface for the balancer being created
username
string
Rackspace username, overrides credentials.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

aliases: verify_ssl
vip_id
string
Virtual IP ID to use when creating the load balancer for purposes of sharing an IP with another load balancer of another protocol
wait
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
wait for the balancer to be in state 'running' before returning
wait_timeout
integer
Default:
300
how long before wait gives up, in seconds

Notes

Note

  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.

  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating

  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file

  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, …)

  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.

  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating

  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file

  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, …)

Examples

- name: Build a Load Balancer
  gather_facts: False
  hosts: local
  connection: local
  tasks:
    - name: Load Balancer create request
      local_action:
        module: rax_clb
        credentials: ~/.raxpub
        name: my-lb
        port: 8080
        protocol: HTTP
        type: SERVICENET
        timeout: 30
        region: DFW
        wait: yes
        state: present
        meta:
          app: my-cool-app
      register: my_lb

Authors

  • Christopher H. Laco (@claco)

  • Matt Martz (@sivel)