google.cloud.gcp_compute_target_instance module – Creates a GCP TargetInstance

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_target_instance.

Synopsis

  • Represents a TargetInstance resource which defines an endpoint instance that terminates traffic of certain protocols. In particular, they are used in Protocol Forwarding, where forwarding rules can send packets to a non-NAT’ed target instance. Each target instance contains a single virtual machine instance that receives and handles traffic from the corresponding forwarding rules.

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"

description

string

An optional description of this resource.

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.

instance

dictionary / required

A URL to the virtual machine instance that handles traffic for this target instance. Accepts self-links or the partial paths with format `projects/project/zones/zone/instances/instance’ or `zones/zone/instances/instance` .

This field represents a link to a Instance resource in GCP. It can be specified in two ways. First, you can place a dictionary with key ‘selfLink’ and value of your resource’s selfLink Alternatively, you can add `register: name-of-resource` to a gcp_compute_instance task and then set this instance field to “{{ name-of-resource }}”

name

string / required

Name of the resource. Provided by the client when the resource is created. The 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.

nat_policy

string

NAT option controlling how IPs are NAT’ed to the instance.

Currently only NO_NAT (default value) is supported.

Some valid choices include: “NO_NAT”

Default: "NO_NAT"

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.

state

string

Whether the given object should exist in GCP

Choices:

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

zone

string / required

URL of the zone where the target instance resides.

Notes

Note

  • API Reference: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/v1/targetInstances

  • Using Protocol Forwarding: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/protocol-forwarding

  • 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: create a network
  google.cloud.gcp_compute_network:
    name: network-instance
    project: "{{ gcp_project }}"
    auth_kind: "{{ gcp_cred_kind }}"
    service_account_file: "{{ gcp_cred_file }}"
    state: present
  register: network

- name: create a instance
  google.cloud.gcp_compute_instance:
    name: "{{ resource_name }}"
    machine_type: n1-standard-1
    disks:
    - auto_delete: 'true'
      boot: 'true'
      initialize_params:
        source_image: projects/ubuntu-os-cloud/global/images/family/ubuntu-1604-lts
    labels:
      environment: production
    network_interfaces:
    - network: "{{ network }}"
    zone: us-central1-a
    project: "{{ gcp_project }}"
    auth_kind: "{{ gcp_cred_kind }}"
    service_account_file: "{{ gcp_cred_file }}"
    state: present
  register: instance

- name: create a target instance
  google.cloud.gcp_compute_target_instance:
    name: target
    instance: "{{ instance }}"
    zone: us-central1-a
    project: test_project
    auth_kind: serviceaccount
    service_account_file: "/tmp/auth.pem"
    state: present

Return Values

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

Key

Description

creationTimestamp

string

Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

Returned: success

description

string

An optional description of this resource.

Returned: success

instance

dictionary

A URL to the virtual machine instance that handles traffic for this target instance. Accepts self-links or the partial paths with format `projects/project/zones/zone/instances/instance’ or `zones/zone/instances/instance` .

Returned: success

name

string

Name of the resource. Provided by the client when the resource is created. The 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

natPolicy

string

NAT option controlling how IPs are NAT’ed to the instance.

Currently only NO_NAT (default value) is supported.

Returned: success

zone

string

URL of the zone where the target instance resides.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Google Inc. (@googlecloudplatform)