google.cloud.gcp_compute_instance_info module – Gather info for GCP Instance

Note

This module is part of the google.cloud collection (version 1.1.2).

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 google.cloud. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: google.cloud.gcp_compute_instance_info.

Synopsis

  • Gather info for GCP Instance

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • requests >= 2.18.4

  • google-auth >= 1.3.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_kind

string / required

The type of credential used.

Choices:

  • "application"

  • "machineaccount"

  • "serviceaccount"

env_type

string

Specifies which Ansible environment you’re running this module within.

This should not be set unless you know what you’re doing.

This only alters the User Agent string for any API requests.

filters

list / elements=string

A list of filter value pairs. Available filters are listed here https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/topic/filters.

Each additional filter in the list will act be added as an AND condition (filter1 and filter2) .

project

string

The Google Cloud Platform project to use.

scopes

list / elements=string

Array of scopes to be used

service_account_contents

jsonarg

The contents of a Service Account JSON file, either in a dictionary or as a JSON string that represents it.

service_account_email

string

An optional service account email address if machineaccount is selected and the user does not wish to use the default email.

service_account_file

path

The path of a Service Account JSON file if serviceaccount is selected as type.

zone

string / required

A reference to the zone where the machine resides.

Notes

Note

  • for authentication, you can set service_account_file using the GCP_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE env variable.

  • for authentication, you can set service_account_contents using the GCP_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_CONTENTS env variable.

  • For authentication, you can set service_account_email using the GCP_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL env variable.

  • For authentication, you can set auth_kind using the GCP_AUTH_KIND env variable.

  • For authentication, you can set scopes using the GCP_SCOPES env variable.

  • Environment variables values will only be used if the playbook values are not set.

  • The service_account_email and service_account_file options are mutually exclusive.

Examples

- name: get info on an instance
  gcp_compute_instance_info:
    zone: us-central1-a
    filters:
    - name = test_object
    project: test_project
    auth_kind: serviceaccount
    service_account_file: "/tmp/auth.pem"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

resources

complex

List of resources

Returned: always

canIpForward

boolean

Allows this instance to send and receive packets with non-matching destination or source IPs. This is required if you plan to use this instance to forward routes.

Returned: success

confidentialInstanceConfig

complex

Configuration for confidential computing (requires setting the machine type to any of the n2d-* types and a boot disk of type pd-ssd).

Returned: success

enableConfidentialCompute

boolean

Enables confidential computing.

Returned: success

cpuPlatform

string

The CPU platform used by this instance.

Returned: success

creationTimestamp

string

Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

Returned: success

deletionProtection

boolean

Whether the resource should be protected against deletion.

Returned: success

disks

complex

An array of disks that are associated with the instances that are created from this template.

Returned: success

autoDelete

boolean

Specifies whether the disk will be auto-deleted when the instance is deleted (but not when the disk is detached from the instance).

Tip: Disks should be set to autoDelete=true so that leftover disks are not left behind on machine deletion.

Returned: success

boot

boolean

Indicates that this is a boot disk. The virtual machine will use the first partition of the disk for its root filesystem.

Returned: success

deviceName

string

Specifies a unique device name of your choice that is reflected into the /dev/disk/by-id/google-* tree of a Linux operating system running within the instance. This name can be used to reference the device for mounting, resizing, and so on, from within the instance.

Returned: success

diskEncryptionKey

complex

Encrypts or decrypts a disk using a customer-supplied encryption key.

Returned: success

rawKey

string

Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

Returned: success

rsaEncryptedKey

string

Specifies an RFC 4648 base64 encoded, RSA-wrapped 2048-bit customer-supplied encryption key to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

Returned: success

sha256

string

The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.

Returned: success

index

integer

Assigns a zero-based index to this disk, where 0 is reserved for the boot disk. For example, if you have many disks attached to an instance, each disk would have a unique index number. If not specified, the server will choose an appropriate value.

Returned: success

initializeParams

complex

Specifies the parameters for a new disk that will be created alongside the new instance. Use initialization parameters to create boot disks or local SSDs attached to the new instance.

Returned: success

diskName

string

Specifies the disk name. If not specified, the default is to use the name of the instance.

Returned: success

diskSizeGb

integer

Specifies the size of the disk in base-2 GB.

Returned: success

diskType

string

Reference to a disk type.

Specifies the disk type to use to create the instance.

If not specified, the default is pd-standard.

Returned: success

sourceImage

string

The source image to create this disk. When creating a new instance, one of initializeParams.sourceImage or disks.source is required. To create a disk with one of the public operating system images, specify the image by its family name.

Returned: success

sourceImageEncryptionKey

complex

The customer-supplied encryption key of the source image. Required if the source image is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.

Instance templates do not store customer-supplied encryption keys, so you cannot create disks for instances in a managed instance group if the source images are encrypted with your own keys.

Returned: success

rawKey

string

Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

Returned: success

sha256

string

The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.

Returned: success

interface

string

Specifies the disk interface to use for attaching this disk, which is either SCSI or NVME. The default is SCSI.

Persistent disks must always use SCSI and the request will fail if you attempt to attach a persistent disk in any other format than SCSI.

Returned: success

mode

string

The mode in which to attach this disk, either READ_WRITE or READ_ONLY. If not specified, the default is to attach the disk in READ_WRITE mode.

Returned: success

source

dictionary

Reference to a disk. When creating a new instance, one of initializeParams.sourceImage or disks.source is required.

If desired, you can also attach existing non-root persistent disks using this property. This field is only applicable for persistent disks.

Returned: success

type

string

Specifies the type of the disk, either SCRATCH or PERSISTENT. If not specified, the default is PERSISTENT.

Returned: success

guestAccelerators

complex

List of the type and count of accelerator cards attached to the instance .

Returned: success

acceleratorCount

integer

The number of the guest accelerator cards exposed to this instance.

Returned: success

acceleratorType

string

Full or partial URL of the accelerator type resource to expose to this instance.

Returned: success

hostname

string

The hostname of the instance to be created. The specified hostname must be RFC1035 compliant. If hostname is not specified, the default hostname is [INSTANCE_NAME].c.[PROJECT_ID].internal when using the global DNS, and [INSTANCE_NAME].[ZONE].c.[PROJECT_ID].internal when using zonal DNS.

Returned: success

id

integer

The unique identifier for the resource. This identifier is defined by the server.

Returned: success

labelFingerprint

string

The fingerprint used for optimistic locking of this resource. Used internally during updates.

Returned: success

labels

dictionary

Labels to apply to this instance. A list of key->value pairs.

Returned: success

machineType

string

A reference to a machine type which defines VM kind.

Returned: success

metadata

dictionary

The metadata key/value pairs to assign to instances that are created from this template. These pairs can consist of custom metadata or predefined keys.

Returned: success

minCpuPlatform

string

Specifies a minimum CPU platform for the VM instance. Applicable values are the friendly names of CPU platforms .

Returned: success

name

string

The name of the resource, provided by the client when initially creating the resource. The resource name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression `[a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])?` which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.

Returned: success

networkInterfaces

complex

An array of configurations for this interface. This specifies how this interface is configured to interact with other network services, such as connecting to the internet. Only one network interface is supported per instance.

Returned: success

accessConfigs

complex

An array of configurations for this interface. Currently, only one access config, ONE_TO_ONE_NAT, is supported. If there are no accessConfigs specified, then this instance will have no external internet access.

Returned: success

name

string

The name of this access configuration. The default and recommended name is External NAT but you can use any arbitrary string you would like. For example, My external IP or Network Access.

Returned: success

natIP

dictionary

Reference to an address.

An external IP address associated with this instance.

Specify an unused static external IP address available to the project or leave this field undefined to use an IP from a shared ephemeral IP address pool. If you specify a static external IP address, it must live in the same region as the zone of the instance.

Returned: success

networkTier

string

This signifies the networking tier used for configuring this access configuration. If an AccessConfig is specified without a valid external IP address, an ephemeral IP will be created with this networkTier. If an AccessConfig with a valid external IP address is specified, it must match that of the networkTier associated with the Address resource owning that IP.

Returned: success

publicPtrDomainName

string

The DNS domain name for the public PTR record. You can set this field only if the setPublicPtr field is enabled.

Returned: success

setPublicPtr

boolean

Specifies whether a public DNS PTR record should be created to map the external IP address of the instance to a DNS domain name.

Returned: success

type

string

The type of configuration. The default and only option is ONE_TO_ONE_NAT.

Returned: success

aliasIpRanges

complex

An array of alias IP ranges for this network interface. Can only be specified for network interfaces on subnet-mode networks.

Returned: success

ipCidrRange

string

The IP CIDR range represented by this alias IP range.

This IP CIDR range must belong to the specified subnetwork and cannot contain IP addresses reserved by system or used by other network interfaces. This range may be a single IP address (e.g. 10.2.3.4), a netmask (e.g. /24) or a CIDR format string (e.g. 10.1.2.0/24).

Returned: success

subnetworkRangeName

string

Optional subnetwork secondary range name specifying the secondary range from which to allocate the IP CIDR range for this alias IP range. If left unspecified, the primary range of the subnetwork will be used.

Returned: success

name

string

The name of the network interface, generated by the server. For network devices, these are eth0, eth1, etc .

Returned: success

network

dictionary

Specifies the title of an existing network. Not setting the network title will select the default network interface, which could have SSH already configured .

Returned: success

networkIP

string

An IPv4 internal network address to assign to the instance for this network interface. If not specified by the user, an unused internal IP is assigned by the system.

Returned: success

subnetwork

dictionary

Reference to a VPC network.

If the network resource is in legacy mode, do not provide this property. If the network is in auto subnet mode, providing the subnetwork is optional. If the network is in custom subnet mode, then this field should be specified.

Returned: success

scheduling

complex

Sets the scheduling options for this instance.

Returned: success

automaticRestart

boolean

Specifies whether the instance should be automatically restarted if it is terminated by Compute Engine (not terminated by a user).

You can only set the automatic restart option for standard instances. Preemptible instances cannot be automatically restarted.

Returned: success

onHostMaintenance

string

Defines the maintenance behavior for this instance. For standard instances, the default behavior is MIGRATE. For preemptible instances, the default and only possible behavior is TERMINATE.

For more information, see Setting Instance Scheduling Options.

Returned: success

preemptible

boolean

Defines whether the instance is preemptible. This can only be set during instance creation, it cannot be set or changed after the instance has been created.

Returned: success

serviceAccounts

complex

A list of service accounts, with their specified scopes, authorized for this instance. Only one service account per VM instance is supported.

Returned: success

email

string

Email address of the service account.

Returned: success

scopes

list / elements=string

The list of scopes to be made available for this service account.

Returned: success

shieldedInstanceConfig

complex

Configuration for various parameters related to shielded instances.

Returned: success

enableIntegrityMonitoring

boolean

Defines whether the instance has integrity monitoring enabled.

Returned: success

enableSecureBoot

boolean

Defines whether the instance has Secure Boot enabled.

Returned: success

enableVtpm

boolean

Defines whether the instance has the vTPM enabled.

Returned: success

status

string

The status of the instance. One of the following values: PROVISIONING, STAGING, RUNNING, STOPPING, SUSPENDING, SUSPENDED, and TERMINATED.

As a user, use RUNNING to keep a machine “on” and TERMINATED to turn a machine off .

Returned: success

statusMessage

string

An optional, human-readable explanation of the status.

Returned: success

tags

complex

A list of tags to apply to this instance. Tags are used to identify valid sources or targets for network firewalls and are specified by the client during instance creation. The tags can be later modified by the setTags method. Each tag within the list must comply with RFC1035.

Returned: success

fingerprint

string

Specifies a fingerprint for this request, which is essentially a hash of the metadata’s contents and used for optimistic locking.

The fingerprint is initially generated by Compute Engine and changes after every request to modify or update metadata. You must always provide an up-to-date fingerprint hash in order to update or change metadata.

Returned: success

items

list / elements=string

An array of tags. Each tag must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035.

Returned: success

zone

string

A reference to the zone where the machine resides.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Google Inc. (@googlecloudplatform)