ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_vmsnapshot – Manages VM snapshots 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_vmsnapshot.

New in version 0.1.0: of ngine_io.cloudstack

Synopsis

  • Create, remove and revert VM from snapshots.

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 VM snapshot is related 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.
description
string
Description of the snapshot.
domain
string
Domain the VM snapshot is related to.
name
string / required
Unique Name of the snapshot. In CloudStack terms display name.

aliases: display_name
poll_async
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Poll async jobs until job has finished.
project
string
Name of the project the VM is assigned to.
snapshot_memory
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Snapshot memory if set to true.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • revert
State of the snapshot.
tags
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: [].

aliases: tag
vm
string / required
Name of the virtual machine.
zone
string / required
Name of the zone in which the VM is in. If not set.

Notes

Note

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

  • This module supports check mode.

Examples

- name: Create a VM snapshot of disk and memory before an upgrade
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_vmsnapshot:
    name: Snapshot before upgrade
    vm: web-01
    zone: zone01
    snapshot_memory: yes

- name: Revert a VM to a snapshot after a failed upgrade
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_vmsnapshot:
    name: Snapshot before upgrade
    vm: web-01
    zone: zone01
    state: revert

- name: Remove a VM snapshot after successful upgrade
  ngine_io.cloudstack.cs_vmsnapshot:
    name: Snapshot before upgrade
    vm: web-01
    zone: zone01
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
account
string
success
Account the vm snapshot is related to.

Sample:
example account
created
string
success
date of the snapshot.

Sample:
2015-03-29T14:57:06+0200
current
boolean
success
true if the snapshot is current

Sample:
True
description
string
success
description of vm snapshot

Sample:
snapshot brought to you by Ansible
display_name
string
success
Display name of the snapshot.

Sample:
snapshot before update
domain
string
success
Domain the vm snapshot is related to.

Sample:
example domain
id
string
success
UUID of the snapshot.

Sample:
a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f
name
string
success
Name of the snapshot.

Sample:
snapshot before update
project
string
success
Name of project the vm snapshot is related to.

Sample:
Production
state
string
success
state of the vm snapshot

Sample:
Allocated
type
string
success
type of vm snapshot

Sample:
DiskAndMemory


Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)