ngine_io.vultr.vultr inventory – Vultr inventory source

Note

This inventory plugin is part of the ngine_io.vultr collection (version 1.1.1).

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.vultr.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ngine_io.vultr.vultr.

Synopsis

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_account

string

Specify the account to be used.

Default: “default”

api_config

path

Path to the vultr configuration file. If not specified will be taken from regular Vultr configuration.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: VULTR_API_CONFIG

api_key

string

Vultr API key. If not specified will be taken from regular Vultr configuration.

Configuration:

  • Environment variable: VULTR_API_KEY

compose

dictionary

Create vars from jinja2 expressions.

Default: {}

filter_by_tag

string

Only return servers filtered by this tag

groups

dictionary

Add hosts to group based on Jinja2 conditionals.

Default: {}

hostname

string

Field to match the hostname. Note v4_main_ip corresponds to the main_ip field returned from the API and name to label.

Choices:

  • v4_main_ip ← (default)

  • v6_main_ip

  • name

keyed_groups

list / elements=dictionary

Add hosts to group based on the values of a variable.

Default: []

default_value

string

added in 2.12 of ansible.builtin

The default value when the host variable’s value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with trailing_separator.

key

string

The key from input dictionary used to generate groups

parent_group

string

parent group for keyed group

prefix

string

A keyed group name will start with this prefix

Default: “”

separator

string

separator used to build the keyed group name

Default: “_”

trailing_separator

boolean

added in 2.12 of ansible.builtin

Set this option to False to omit the separator after the host variable when the value is an empty string.

This option is mutually exclusive with default_value.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

leading_separator

boolean

added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin

Use in conjunction with keyed_groups.

By default, a keyed group that does not have a prefix or a separator provided will have a name that starts with an underscore.

This is because the default prefix is “” and the default separator is “_”.

Set this option to False to omit the leading underscore (or other separator) if no prefix is given.

If the group name is derived from a mapping the separator is still used to concatenate the items.

To not use a separator in the group name at all, set the separator for the keyed group to an empty string instead.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

plugin

string / required

Token that ensures this is a source file for the ‘vultr’ plugin.

Choices:

  • vultr

strict

boolean

If yes make invalid entries a fatal error, otherwise skip and continue.

Since it is possible to use facts in the expressions they might not always be available and we ignore those errors by default.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

use_extra_vars

boolean

added in 2.11 of ansible.builtin

Merge extra vars into the available variables for composition (highest precedence).

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

Configuration:

  • INI entry:

    [inventory_plugins]
    use_extra_vars = no
    
  • Environment variable: ANSIBLE_INVENTORY_USE_EXTRA_VARS

Examples

# inventory_vultr.yml file in YAML format
# Example command line: ansible-inventory --list -i inventory_vultr.yml

# Group by a region as lower case and with prefix e.g. "vultr_region_amsterdam" and by OS without prefix e.g. "CentOS_7_x64"
plugin: vultr
keyed_groups:
  - prefix: vultr_region
    key: region | lower
  - separator: ""
    key: os

# Pass a tag filter to the API
plugin: vultr
filter_by_tag: Cache

Authors

  • Yanis Guenane (@Spredzy)

  • René Moser (@resmo)

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.