ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_template module – Manages templates on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

Note

This module is part of the ngine_io.cloudstack collection (version 2.2.3).

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_template.

New in version 0.1.0: of ngine_io.cloudstack

Synopsis

  • Register templates from an URL.

  • Create templates from a ROOT volume of a stopped VM or its snapshot.

  • Update, extract and delete templates.

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 template, snapshot or VM is related 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.

bits

integer

32 or 64 bits support.

Choices:

  • 32

  • 64

Default: 64

checksum

string

The MD5 checksum value of this template.

If set, we search by checksum instead of name.

cross_zones

boolean

Whether the template should be synced or removed across zones.

Only used if state is present or absent.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

details

string

Template details in key/value pairs.

display_text

string

Display text of the template.

domain

string

Domain the template, snapshot or VM is related to.

format

string

The format for the template.

Only considered if state=present.

Choices:

  • QCOW2

  • RAW

  • VHD

  • OVA

hypervisor

string

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

Relevant when using state=present.

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

is_dynamically_scalable

boolean

Register the template having XS/VMware tools installed in order to support dynamic scaling of VM CPU/memory.

Only used if state is present.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

is_extractable

boolean

Allows the template or its derivatives to be extractable.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

boolean

Register the template to be featured.

Only used if state is present.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

is_public

boolean

Register the template to be publicly available to all users.

Only used if state is present.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

is_routing

boolean

Sets the template type to routing, i.e. if template is used to deploy routers.

Only considered if url is used.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

mode

string

Mode for the template extraction.

Only used if state=extracted.

Choices:

  • http_download ← (default)

  • ftp_upload

name

string / required

Name of the template.

os_type

string

OS type that best represents the OS of this template.

password_enabled

boolean

Enable template password reset support.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

poll_async

boolean

Poll async jobs until job has finished.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

project

string

Name of the project the template to be registered in.

requires_hvm

boolean

Whether the template requires HVM or not.

Only considered while creating the template.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

snapshot

string

Name of the snapshot, created from the VM ROOT volume, the template will be created from.

vm is required together with this argument.

sshkey_enabled

boolean

True if the template supports the sshkey upload feature.

Only considered if url is used (API limitation).

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

state

string

State of the template.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • extracted

tags

aliases: tag

list / elements=dictionary

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

To delete all tags, set a empty list e.g. tags: [].

template_filter

string

Name of the filter used to search for the template.

The filter all was added in 2.7.

Choices:

  • all

  • featured

  • self ← (default)

  • selfexecutable

  • sharedexecutable

  • executable

  • community

template_find_options

aliases: template_find_option

list / elements=string

Options to find a template uniquely.

More than one allowed.

Choices:

  • display_text

  • checksum

  • cross_zones

Default: []

template_tag

string

The tag for this template.

url

string

URL of where the template is hosted on state=present.

URL to which the template would be extracted on state=extracted.

Mutually exclusive with vm.

vm

string

VM name the template will be created from its volume or alternatively from a snapshot.

VM must be in stopped state if created from its volume.

Mutually exclusive with url.

zone

string

Name of the zone you wish the template to be registered or deleted from.

Required when cross_zones is no

Notes

Note

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

  • This module supports check mode.

Examples

- name: register a systemvm template
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_template:
    name: systemvm-vmware-4.5
    url: "http://packages.shapeblue.com/systemvmtemplate/4.5/systemvm64template-4.5-vmware.ova"
    hypervisor: VMware
    format: OVA
    cross_zones: yes
    os_type: Debian GNU/Linux 7(64-bit)

- name: Create a template from a stopped virtual machine's volume
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_template:
    name: Debian 9 (64-bit) 20GB ({{ ansible_date_time.date }})
    vm: debian-9-base-vm
    os_type: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (64-bit)
    zone: tokio-ix
    password_enabled: yes
    is_public: yes


# Note: Use template_find_option(s) when a template name is not unique
- name: Create a template from a stopped virtual machine's volume
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_template:
    name: Debian 9 (64-bit)
    display_text: Debian 9 (64-bit) 20GB ({{ ansible_date_time.date }})
    template_find_option: display_text
    vm: debian-9-base-vm
    os_type: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (64-bit)
    zone: tokio-ix
    password_enabled: yes
    is_public: yes

- name: create a template from a virtual machine's root volume snapshot
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_template:
    name: Debian 9 (64-bit) Snapshot ROOT-233_2015061509114
    snapshot: ROOT-233_2015061509114
    os_type: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (64-bit)
    zone: tokio-ix
    password_enabled: yes
    is_public: yes

- name: Remove a template
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_template:
    name: systemvm-4.2
    cross_zones: yes
    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 template is related to.

Returned: success

Sample: “example account”

checksum

string

MD5 checksum of the template.

Returned: if available

Sample: “0b31bccccb048d20b551f70830bb7ad0”

created

string

Date of registering.

Returned: success

Sample: “2015-03-29T14:57:06+0200”

cross_zones

boolean

true if the template is managed across all zones, false otherwise.

Returned: if available

Sample: false

display_text

string

Display text of the template.

Returned: if available

Sample: “Debian 7.7 64-bit minimal 2015-03-19”

domain

string

Domain the template is related to.

Returned: success

Sample: “example domain”

format

string

Format of the template.

Returned: if available

Sample: “OVA”

hypervisor

string

Hypervisor related to this template.

Returned: if available

Sample: “VMware”

id

string

UUID of the template or extracted object.

Returned: success

Sample: “a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f”

is_extractable

boolean

True if the template is extractable.

Returned: if available

Sample: true

boolean

True if the template is featured.

Returned: if available

Sample: true

is_public

boolean

True if the template is public.

Returned: if available

Sample: true

is_ready

boolean

True if the template is ready to be deployed from.

Returned: if available

Sample: true

mode

string

Mode of extraction

Returned: on state=extracted

Sample: “http_download”

name

string

Name of the template or extracted object.

Returned: success

Sample: “Debian 7 64-bit”

os_type

string

Type of the OS.

Returned: if available

Sample: “CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)”

password_enabled

boolean

True if the reset password feature is enabled, false otherwise.

Returned: if available

Sample: false

project

string

Name of project the template is related to.

Returned: success

Sample: “Production”

sshkey_enabled

boolean

true if template is sshkey enabled, false otherwise.

Returned: if available

Sample: false

state

string

State of the extracted template

Returned: on state=extracted

Sample: “DOWNLOAD_URL_CREATED”

status

string

Status of the template or extracted object.

Returned: success

Sample: “Download Complete”

tags

list / elements=string

List of resource tags associated with the template.

Returned: if available

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

template_tag

string

Template tag related to this template.

Returned: if available

Sample: “special”

template_type

string

Type of the template.

Returned: if available

Sample: “USER”

url

string

Url to which the template is extracted to

Returned: on state=extracted

Sample:http://1.2.3.4/userdata/eb307f13-4aca-45e8-b157-a414a14e6b04.ova

zone

string

Name of zone the template is registered in.

Returned: success

Sample: “zuerich”

Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)