ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance module – Manages instances and virtual machines on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

Note

This module is part of the ngine_io.cloudstack collection (version 2.2.4).

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 ngine\_io.cloudstack. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance.

New in ngine_io.cloudstack 0.1.0

Synopsis

  • Deploy, start, update, scale, restart, restore, stop and destroy instances.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6

  • cs >= 0.9.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

account

string

Account the instance is related to.

affinity_groups

aliases: affinity_group

list / elements=string

Affinity groups names to be applied to the new instance.

allow_root_disk_shrink

boolean

Enables a volume shrinkage when the new size is smaller than the old one.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

api_http_method

string

HTTP method used to query the API endpoint.

If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_METHOD env variable is considered.

Choices:

  • "get" ← (default)

  • "post"

api_key

string / required

API key of the CloudStack API.

If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_KEY env variable is considered.

api_secret

string / required

Secret key of the CloudStack API.

If not set, the CLOUDSTACK_SECRET env variable is considered.

api_timeout

integer

HTTP timeout in seconds.

If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_TIMEOUT env variable is considered.

Default: 10

api_url

string / required

URL of the CloudStack API e.g. https://cloud.example.com/client/api.

If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_ENDPOINT env variable is considered.

api_verify_ssl_cert

string

Verify CA authority cert file.

If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_VERIFY env variable is considered.

cpu

integer

The number of CPUs to allocate to the instance, used with custom service offerings

cpu_speed

integer

The clock speed/shares allocated to the instance, used with custom service offerings

details

dictionary

Map to specify custom parameters.

disk_offering

string

Name of the disk offering to be used.

disk_size

integer

Disk size in GByte required if deploying instance from ISO.

display_name

string

Custom display name of the instances.

Display name will be set to name if not specified.

Either name or display_name is required.

domain

string

Domain the instance is related to.

force

boolean

Force stop/start the instance if required to apply changes, otherwise a running instance will not be changed.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

group

string

Group in where the new instance should be in.

host

string

Host on which an instance should be deployed or started on.

Only considered when state=started or instance is running.

Requires root admin privileges.

hypervisor

string

Name the hypervisor to be used for creating the new instance.

Relevant when using state=present, but only considered if not set on ISO/template.

If not set or found on ISO/template, first found hypervisor will be used.

Possible values are KVM, VMware, BareMetal, XenServer, LXC, HyperV, UCS, OVM, Simulator.

ip6_address

string

IPv6 address for default instance’s network.

ip_address

string

IPv4 address for default instance’s network during creation.

ip_to_networks

aliases: ip_to_network

list / elements=dictionary

List of mappings in the form {‘network’: NetworkName, ‘ip’: 1.2.3.4}

Mutually exclusive with networks option.

iso

string

Name or id of the ISO to be used for creating the new instance.

Required when using state=present.

Mutually exclusive with template option.

keyboard

string

Keyboard device type for the instance.

Choices:

  • "de"

  • "de-ch"

  • "es"

  • "fi"

  • "fr"

  • "fr-be"

  • "fr-ch"

  • "is"

  • "it"

  • "jp"

  • "nl-be"

  • "no"

  • "pt"

  • "uk"

  • "us"

memory

integer

The memory allocated to the instance, used with custom service offerings

name

string

Host name of the instance. name can only contain ASCII letters.

Name will be generated (UUID) by CloudStack if not specified and can not be changed afterwards.

Either name or display_name is required.

networks

aliases: network

list / elements=string

List of networks to use for the new instance.

poll_async

boolean

Poll async jobs until job has finished.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

project

string

Name of the project the instance to be deployed in.

root_disk_size

integer

Root disk size in GByte required if deploying instance with KVM hypervisor and want resize the root disk size at startup (need CloudStack >= 4.4, cloud-initramfs-growroot installed and enabled in the template)

security_groups

aliases: security_group

list / elements=string

List of security groups the instance to be applied to.

service_offering

string

Name or id of the service offering of the new instance.

If not set, first found service offering is used.

ssh_key

string

Name of the SSH key to be deployed on the new instance.

state

string

State of the instance.

Choices:

  • "deployed"

  • "started"

  • "stopped"

  • "restarted"

  • "restored"

  • "destroyed"

  • "expunged"

  • "present" ← (default)

  • "absent"

tags

aliases: tag

list / elements=dictionary

List of tags. Tags are a list of dictionaries having keys key and value.

If you want to delete all tags, set a empty list e.g. tags: [].

template

string

Name, display text or id of the template to be used for creating the new instance.

Required when using state=present.

Mutually exclusive with iso option.

template_filter

aliases: iso_filter

string

Name of the filter used to search for the template or iso.

Used for params iso or template on state=present.

The filter all was added in 2.6.

Choices:

  • "all"

  • "featured"

  • "self"

  • "selfexecutable"

  • "sharedexecutable"

  • "executable" ← (default)

  • "community"

user_data

string

Optional data (ASCII) that can be sent to the instance upon a successful deployment.

The data will be automatically base64 encoded.

Consider switching to HTTP_POST by using CLOUDSTACK_METHOD=post to increase the HTTP_GET size limit of 2KB to 32 KB.

zone

string / required

Name of the zone in which the instance should be deployed.

Notes

Note

  • A detailed guide about cloudstack modules can be found in the CloudStack Cloud Guide.

  • This module supports check mode.

Examples

# NOTE: Names of offerings and ISOs depending on the CloudStack configuration.
- name: create a instance from an ISO
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    name: web-vm-1
    iso: Linux Debian 7 64-bit
    hypervisor: VMware
    project: Integration
    zone: ch-zrh-ix-01
    service_offering: 1cpu_1gb
    disk_offering: PerfPlus Storage
    disk_size: 20
    networks:
      - Server Integration
      - Sync Integration
      - Storage Integration

- name: for changing a running instance, use the 'force' parameter
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    name: web-vm-1
    zone: zone01
    display_name: web-vm-01.example.com
    iso: Linux Debian 7 64-bit
    service_offering: 2cpu_2gb
    force: yes

# NOTE: user_data can be used to kickstart the instance using cloud-init yaml config.
- name: create or update a instance on Exoscale's public cloud using display_name.
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    display_name: web-vm-1
    zone: zone01
    template: Linux Debian 7 64-bit
    service_offering: Tiny
    ssh_key: [email protected]
    tags:
      - key: admin
        value: john
      - key: foo
        value: bar
    user_data: |
        #cloud-config
        packages:
          - nginx

- name: create an instance with multiple interfaces specifying the IP addresses
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    name: web-vm-1
    zone: zone01
    template: Linux Debian 7 64-bit
    service_offering: Tiny
    ip_to_networks:
      - network: NetworkA
        ip: 10.1.1.1
      - network: NetworkB
        ip: 192.0.2.1

- name: ensure an instance is stopped
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    name: web-vm-1
    zone: zone01
    state: stopped

- name: ensure an instance is running
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    name: web-vm-1
    zone: zone01
    state: started

- name: remove an instance
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    name: web-vm-1
    zone: zone01
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

account

string

Account the instance is related to.

Returned: success

Sample: "example account"

affinity_groups

list / elements=string

Affinity groups the instance is in.

Returned: success

Sample: ["[ \"webservers\" ]"]

created

string

Date of the instance was created.

Returned: success

Sample: "2014-12-01T14:57:57+0100"

default_ip

string

Default IP address of the instance.

Returned: success

Sample: "10.23.37.42"

default_ip6

string

Default IPv6 address of the instance.

Returned: if available

Sample: "2a04:c43:c00:a07:4b4:beff:fe00:74"

display_name

string

Display name of the instance.

Returned: success

Sample: "web-01"

domain

string

Domain the instance is related to.

Returned: success

Sample: "example domain"

group

string

Group name of the instance is related.

Returned: success

Sample: "web"

host

string

Hostname of hypervisor an instance is running on.

Returned: success and instance is running

Sample: "host-01.example.com"

hypervisor

string

Hypervisor related to this instance.

Returned: success

Sample: "KVM"

id

string

UUID of the instance.

Returned: success

Sample: "04589590-ac63-4ffc-93f5-b698b8ac38b6"

instance_name

string

Internal name of the instance (ROOT admin only).

Returned: success

Sample: "i-44-3992-VM"

iso

string

Name of ISO the instance was deployed with.

Returned: if available

Sample: "Debian-8-64bit"

name

string

Name of the instance.

Returned: success

Sample: "web-01"

password

string

The password of the instance if exists.

Returned: if available

Sample: "Ge2oe7Do"

password_enabled

boolean

True if password setting is enabled.

Returned: success

Sample: true

project

string

Name of project the instance is related to.

Returned: success

Sample: "Production"

public_ip

string

Public IP address with instance via static NAT rule.

Returned: if available

Sample: "1.2.3.4"

security_groups

list / elements=string

Security groups the instance is in.

Returned: success

Sample: ["[ \"default\" ]"]

service_offering

string

Name of the service offering the instance has.

Returned: success

Sample: "2cpu_2gb"

ssh_key

string

Name of SSH key deployed to instance.

Returned: if available

Sample: "key@work"

state

string

State of the instance.

Returned: success

Sample: "Running"

tags

list / elements=string

List of resource tags associated with the instance.

Returned: success

Sample: ["[ { \"key\": \"foo\"", " \"value\": \"bar\" } ]"]

template

string

Name of template the instance was deployed with.

Returned: success

Sample: "Linux Debian 9 64-bit"

template_display_text

string

Display text of template the instance was deployed with.

Returned: success

Sample: "Linux Debian 9 64-bit 200G Disk (2017-10-08-622866)"

user-data

string

Optional data sent to the instance.

Returned: success

Sample: "VXNlciBkYXRhIGV4YW1wbGUK"

zone

string

Name of zone the instance is in.

Returned: success

Sample: "ch-gva-2"

Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)