community.windows.win_dns_record – Manage Windows Server DNS records

Note

This plugin is part of the community.windows collection (version 1.6.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.windows.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.windows.win_dns_record.

Synopsis

  • Manage DNS records within an existing Windows Server DNS zone.

Requirements

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

  • This module requires Windows 8, Server 2012, or newer.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
computer_name
string
Specifies a DNS server.
You can specify an IP address or any value that resolves to an IP address, such as a fully qualified domain name (FQDN), host name, or NETBIOS name.
name
string / required
The name of the record.
port
integer
added in 1.0.0 of community.windows
The port number of the record.
Required when type=SRV.
Supported only for type=SRV.
priority
integer
added in 1.0.0 of community.windows
The priority number for each service in SRV record.
Required when type=SRV.
Supported only for type=SRV.
state
string
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
Whether the record should exist or not.
ttl
integer
Default:
3600
The "time to live" of the record, in seconds.
Ignored when state=absent.
Valid range is 1 - 31557600.
Note that an Active Directory forest can specify a minimum TTL, and will dynamically "round up" other values to that minimum.
type
string / required
    Choices:
  • A
  • AAAA
  • CNAME
  • NS
  • PTR
  • SRV
  • TXT
The type of DNS record to manage.
SRV was added in the 1.0.0 release of this collection.
NS was added in the 1.1.0 release of this collection.
TXT was added in the 1.6.0 release of this collection.
value
list / elements=string
The value(s) to specify. Required when state=present.
When type=PTR only the partial part of the IP should be given.
Multiple values can be passed when type=NS

aliases: values
weight
integer
added in 1.0.0 of community.windows
Weightage given to each service record in SRV record.
Required when type=SRV.
Supported only for type=SRV.
zone
string / required
The name of the zone to manage (eg example.com).
The zone must already exist.

Examples

# Demonstrate creating a matching A and PTR record.

- name: Create database server record
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "cgyl1404p.amer.example.com"
    type: "A"
    value: "10.1.1.1"
    zone: "amer.example.com"

- name: Create matching PTR record
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "1.1.1"
    type: "PTR"
    value: "db1"
    zone: "10.in-addr.arpa"

# Demonstrate replacing an A record with a CNAME

- name: Remove static record
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "db1"
    type: "A"
    state: absent
    zone: "amer.example.com"

- name: Create database server alias
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "db1"
    type: "CNAME"
    value: "cgyl1404p.amer.example.com"
    zone: "amer.example.com"

# Demonstrate creating multiple A records for the same name

- name: Create multiple A record values for www
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "www"
    type: "A"
    values:
      - 10.0.42.5
      - 10.0.42.6
      - 10.0.42.7
    zone: "example.com"

# Demonstrates a partial update (replace some existing values with new ones)
# for a pre-existing name

- name: Update www host with new addresses
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "www"
    type: "A"
    values:
      - 10.0.42.5  # this old value was kept (others removed)
      - 10.0.42.12  # this new value was added
    zone: "example.com"

# Demonstrate creating a SRV record

- name: Creating a SRV record with port number and priority
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "test"
    priority: 5
    port: 995
    state: present
    type: "SRV"
    weight: 2
    value: "amer.example.com"
    zone: "example.com"

# Demonstrate creating a NS record with multiple values

- name: Creating NS record
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "ansible.prog"
    state: present
    type: "NS"
    values:
      - 10.0.0.1
      - 10.0.0.2
      - 10.0.0.3
      - 10.0.0.4
    zone: "example.com"

# Demonstrate creating a TXT record

- name: Creating a TXT record with descriptive Text
  community.windows.win_dns_record:
    name: "test"
    state: present
    type: "TXT"
    value: "justavalue"
    zone: "example.com"

Authors

  • Sebastian Gruber (@sgruber94)

  • John Nelson (@johnboy2)