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

Note

This module is part of the community.general collection (version 6.1.0).

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.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

Comments

address

string

Server IP address to retrieve facts for, will match any IP assigned to the server

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/

credentials

aliases: creds_file

path

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

env

string

id

string

Server ID to retrieve facts for

identity_type

string

Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.

Default: "rackspace"

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

aliases: verify_ssl

boolean

Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

check_mode

Support: full

This action does not modify state.

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

diff_mode

Support: N/A

This action does not modify state.

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

facts

Support: full

Action returns an ansible_facts dictionary that will update existing host facts.

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)