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

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 2.2.0).

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
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/
comment
string
Brief description of the domain. Maximum length of 160 characters
credentials
path
File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

aliases: creds_file
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
Default:
"rackspace"
Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
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.
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
    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.
ttl
integer
Default:
3600
Time to live of record in seconds
type
string / required
    Choices:
  • A
  • AAAA
  • CNAME
  • MX
  • NS
  • SRV
  • TXT
  • PTR
DNS record type
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

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)