community.general.rax_facts – Gather facts for Rackspace Cloud Servers

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_facts.

Synopsis

  • Gather facts for Rackspace Cloud Servers.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • pyrax

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
address
string
Server IP address to retrieve facts for, will match any IP assigned to the server
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
id
string
Server ID to retrieve facts for
identity_type
string
Default:
"rackspace"
Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.
name
string
Server name to retrieve facts for
region
string
Region to create an instance in.
tenant_id
string
The tenant ID used for authentication.
tenant_name
string
The tenant name used for authentication.
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

  • 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: Gather info about servers
  hosts: all
  gather_facts: False
  tasks:
    - name: Get facts about servers
      local_action:
        module: rax_facts
        credentials: ~/.raxpub
        name: "{{ inventory_hostname }}"
        region: DFW
    - name: Map some facts
      ansible.builtin.set_fact:
        ansible_ssh_host: "{{ rax_accessipv4 }}"

Authors

  • Matt Martz (@sivel)