ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance_password_reset module – Allows resetting VM the default passwords 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_password_reset.

New in ngine_io.cloudstack 0.1.0

Synopsis

  • Resets the default user account’s password on an instance.

  • Requires cloud-init to be installed in the virtual machine.

  • The passwordenabled flag must be set on the template associated with the VM.

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 virtual machine belongs to.

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.

domain

string

Name of the domain the virtual machine belongs to.

poll_async

boolean

Poll async jobs until job has finished.

Choices:

  • false

  • true ← (default)

project

string

Name of the project the virtual machine belongs to.

vm

string / required

Name of the virtual machine to reset the password on.

zone

string / required

Name of the zone in which the instance is deployed.

Notes

Note

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

  • This module supports check mode.

Examples

- name: stop the virtual machine before resetting the password
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    name: myvirtualmachine
    zone: zone01
    state: stopped

- name: reset and get new default password
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance_password_reset:
    vm: myvirtualmachine
    zone: zone01
  register: root

- debug:
    msg: "new default password is {{ root.password }}"

- name: boot the virtual machine to activate the new password
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance:
    name: myvirtualmachine
    zone: zone01
    state: started
  when: root is changed

Return Values

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

Key

Description

id

string

ID of the virtual machine.

Returned: success

Sample: "a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f"

password

string

The new default password.

Returned: success

Sample: "ahQu5nuNge3keesh"

Authors

  • Gregor Riepl (@onitake)