community.general.rax_dns_record module – Manage DNS records on Rackspace Cloud DNS

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 5.4.0).

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.

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

Synopsis

  • Manage DNS records on Rackspace Cloud DNS

Requirements

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

  • pyrax

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_key

aliases: password

string

Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

auth_endpoint

string

The URI of the authentication service.

If not specified will be set to https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/

comment

string

Brief description of the domain. Maximum length of 160 characters

credentials

aliases: creds_file

path

File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

data

string / required

IP address for A/AAAA record, FQDN for CNAME/MX/NS, or text data for SRV/TXT

domain

string

Domain name to create the record in. This is an invalid option when type=PTR

env

string

identity_type

string

Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.

Default: “rackspace”

loadbalancer

string

Load Balancer ID to create a PTR record for. Only used with type=PTR

name

string / required

FQDN record name to create

overwrite

boolean

Add new records if data doesn’t match, instead of updating existing record with matching name. If there are already multiple records with matching name and overwrite=true, this module will fail.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

priority

integer

Required for MX and SRV records, but forbidden for other record types. If specified, must be an integer from 0 to 65535.

region

string

Region to create an instance in.

server

string

Server ID to create a PTR record for. Only used with type=PTR

state

string

Indicate desired state of the resource

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

tenant_id

string

The tenant ID used for authentication.

tenant_name

string

The tenant name used for authentication.

ttl

integer

Time to live of record in seconds

Default: 3600

type

string / required

DNS record type

Choices:

  • A

  • AAAA

  • CNAME

  • MX

  • NS

  • SRV

  • TXT

  • PTR

username

string

Rackspace username, overrides credentials.

validate_certs

aliases: verify_ssl

boolean

Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

Notes

Note

  • It is recommended that plays utilizing this module be run with serial: 1 to avoid exceeding the API request limit imposed by the Rackspace CloudDNS API

  • To manipulate a PTR record either loadbalancer or server must be supplied

  • As of version 1.7, the type field is required and no longer defaults to an A record.

  • PTR record support was added in version 1.7

  • 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: Create DNS Records
  hosts: all
  gather_facts: False
  tasks:
    - name: Create A record
      local_action:
        module: rax_dns_record
        credentials: ~/.raxpub
        domain: example.org
        name: www.example.org
        data: "{{ rax_accessipv4 }}"
        type: A
      register: a_record

    - name: Create PTR record
      local_action:
        module: rax_dns_record
        credentials: ~/.raxpub
        server: "{{ rax_id }}"
        name: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
        region: DFW
      register: ptr_record

Authors

  • Matt Martz (@sivel)