community.google.gce_instance_template – create or destroy instance templates of Compute Engine of GCP.

Note

This plugin is part of the community.google collection (version 1.0.0).

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.google.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.google.gce_instance_template.

Synopsis

  • Creates or destroy Google instance templates of Compute Engine of Google Cloud Platform.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • apache-libcloud >= 0.13.3, >= 0.17.0 if using JSON credentials, >= 0.20.0 if using preemptible option

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
automatic_restart
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Defines whether the instance should be automatically restarted when it is terminated by Compute Engine.
can_ip_forward
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Set to yes to allow instance to send/receive non-matching src/dst packets.
credentials_file
path
path to the JSON file associated with the service account email
description
string
description of instance template
disk_auto_delete
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Indicate that the boot disk should be deleted when the Node is deleted.
disk_type
string
    Choices:
  • pd-standard ←
  • pd-ssd
Specify a pd-standard disk or pd-ssd for an SSD disk.
disks
list / elements=string
a list of persistent disks to attach to the instance; a string value gives the name of the disk; alternatively, a dictionary value can define 'name' and 'mode' ('READ_ONLY' or 'READ_WRITE'). The first entry will be the boot disk (which must be READ_WRITE).
disks_gce_struct
list / elements=string
Support passing in the GCE-specific formatted formatted disks[] structure. Case sensitive. see https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/latest/instanceTemplates#resource for detailed information
external_ip
string
Default:
"ephemeral"
The external IP address to use. If ephemeral, a new non-static address will be used. If None, then no external address will be used. To use an existing static IP address specify address name.
image
string
The image to use to create the instance. Cannot specify both both image and source.
image_family
string
Default:
"debian-8"
The image family to use to create the instance. If image has been used image_family is ignored. Cannot specify both image and source.
metadata
string
a hash/dictionary of custom data for the instance; '{"key":"value", ...}'
name
string / required
The name of the GCE instance template.

aliases: base_name
network
string
Default:
"default"
The network to associate with the instance.
nic_gce_struct
list / elements=string
Support passing in the GCE-specific formatted networkInterfaces[] structure.
pem_file
path
path to the pem file associated with the service account email This option is deprecated. Use 'credentials_file'.
preemptible
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Defines whether the instance is preemptible.
project_id
string
your GCE project ID
service_account_email
string
service account email
service_account_permissions
list / elements=string
service account permissions (see https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/compute/instances/create, --scopes section for detailed information)
Available choices are: bigquery, cloud-platform, compute-ro, compute-rw, useraccounts-ro, useraccounts-rw, datastore, logging-write, monitoring, sql-admin, storage-full, storage-ro, storage-rw, taskqueue, userinfo-email.
size
string
Default:
"f1-micro"
The desired machine type for the instance template.
source
string
A source disk to attach to the instance. Cannot specify both image and source.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The desired state for the instance template.
subnetwork
string
The Subnetwork resource name for this instance.
subnetwork_region
string
Region that subnetwork resides in. (Required for subnetwork to successfully complete)
tags
list / elements=string
a comma-separated list of tags to associate with the instance

Notes

Note

  • JSON credentials strongly preferred.

Examples

# Usage
- name: Create instance template named foo
  community.google.gce_instance_template:
    name: foo
    size: n1-standard-1
    image_family: ubuntu-1604-lts
    state: present
    project_id: "your-project-name"
    credentials_file: "/path/to/your-key.json"
    service_account_email: "[email protected]"

# Example Playbook
- name: Compute Engine Instance Template Examples
  hosts: localhost
  vars:
    service_account_email: "[email protected]"
    credentials_file: "/path/to/your-key.json"
    project_id: "your-project-name"
  tasks:
    - name: Create instance template
      community.google.gce_instance_template:
        name: my-test-instance-template
        size: n1-standard-1
        image_family: ubuntu-1604-lts
        state: present
        project_id: "{{ project_id }}"
        credentials_file: "{{ credentials_file }}"
        service_account_email: "{{ service_account_email }}"
    - name: Delete instance template
      community.google.gce_instance_template:
        name: my-test-instance-template
        size: n1-standard-1
        image_family: ubuntu-1604-lts
        state: absent
        project_id: "{{ project_id }}"
        credentials_file: "{{ credentials_file }}"
        service_account_email: "{{ service_account_email }}"

# Example playbook using disks_gce_struct
- name: Compute Engine Instance Template Examples
  hosts: localhost
  vars:
    service_account_email: "[email protected]"
    credentials_file: "/path/to/your-key.json"
    project_id: "your-project-name"
  tasks:
    - name: Create instance template
      community.google.gce_instance_template:
        name: foo
        size: n1-standard-1
        state: present
        project_id: "{{ project_id }}"
        credentials_file: "{{ credentials_file }}"
        service_account_email: "{{ service_account_email }}"
        disks_gce_struct:
          - device_name: /dev/sda
            boot: true
            autoDelete: true
            initializeParams:
              diskSizeGb: 30
              diskType: pd-ssd
              sourceImage: projects/debian-cloud/global/images/family/debian-8

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