ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_instance_password_reset – Allows resetting VM the default passwords on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

Note

This plugin is part of the ngine_io.cloudstack collection (version 2.2.2).

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 ngine_io.cloudstack.

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

New in version 0.1.0: of ngine_io.cloudstack

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 Choices/Defaults Comments
account
string
Account the virtual machine belongs to.
api_http_method
string
    Choices:
  • get ←
  • post
HTTP method used to query the API endpoint.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_METHOD env variable is considered.
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
Default:
10
HTTP timeout in seconds.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_TIMEOUT env variable is considered.
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
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Poll async jobs until job has finished.
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 Returned Description
id
string
success
ID of the virtual machine.

Sample:
a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f
password
string
success
The new default password.

Sample:
ahQu5nuNge3keesh


Authors

  • Gregor Riepl (@onitake)