ngine_io.vultr.vultr_server module – Manages virtual servers on Vultr.

Note

This module 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_server.

New in version 0.1.0: of ngine_io.vultr

Synopsis

  • Deploy, start, stop, update, restart, reinstall servers.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

api_account

string

Name of the ini section in the vultr.ini file.

The ENV variable VULTR_API_ACCOUNT is used as default, when defined.

Default: “default”

api_endpoint

string

URL to API endpint (without trailing slash).

The ENV variable VULTR_API_ENDPOINT is used as default, when defined.

Fallback value is https://api.vultr.com if not specified.

api_key

string

API key of the Vultr API.

The ENV variable VULTR_API_KEY is used as default, when defined.

api_retries

integer

Amount of retries in case of the Vultr API retuns an HTTP 503 code.

The ENV variable VULTR_API_RETRIES is used as default, when defined.

Fallback value is 5 retries if not specified.

api_retry_max_delay

integer

Retry backoff delay in seconds is exponential up to this max. value, in seconds.

The ENV variable VULTR_API_RETRY_MAX_DELAY is used as default, when defined.

Fallback value is 12 seconds.

api_timeout

integer

HTTP timeout to Vultr API.

The ENV variable VULTR_API_TIMEOUT is used as default, when defined.

Fallback value is 60 seconds if not specified.

auto_backup_enabled

boolean

Whether to enable automatic backups or not.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

firewall_group

string

The firewall group description or ID to assign this server to.

force

boolean

Force stop/start the server if required to apply changes

Otherwise a running server will not be changed.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

hostname

string

The hostname to assign to this server.

ipv6_enabled

boolean

Whether to enable IPv6 or not.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

name

aliases: label

string / required

Name of the server.

notify_activate

boolean

Whether to send an activation email when the server is ready or not.

Only considered on creation.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

os

string

The operating system name or ID.

Required if the server does not yet exist and is not restoring from a snapshot.

plan

string

Plan name or ID to use for the server.

Required if the server does not yet exist.

private_network_enabled

boolean

Whether to enable private networking or not.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes

region

string

Region name or ID the server is deployed into.

Required if the server does not yet exist.

reserved_ip_v4

string

IP address of the floating IP to use as the main IP of this server.

Only considered on creation.

snapshot

string

Name or ID of the snapshot to restore the server from.

ssh_keys

aliases: ssh_key

list / elements=string

List of SSH key names or IDs passed to the server on creation.

startup_script

string

Name or ID of the startup script to execute on boot.

Only considered while creating the server.

state

string

State of the server.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

  • restarted

  • reinstalled

  • started

  • stopped

tag

string

Tag for the server.

user_data

string

User data to be passed to the server.

validate_certs

boolean

Validate SSL certs of the Vultr API.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

Examples

- name: create server
  ngine_io.vultr.vultr_server:
    name: "{{ vultr_server_name }}"
    os: CentOS 7 x64
    plan: 1024 MB RAM,25 GB SSD,1.00 TB BW
    ssh_keys:
      - my_key
      - your_key
    region: Amsterdam
    state: present

- name: ensure a server is present and started
  ngine_io.vultr.vultr_server:
    name: "{{ vultr_server_name }}"
    os: CentOS 7 x64
    plan: 1024 MB RAM,25 GB SSD,1.00 TB BW
    firewall_group: my_group
    ssh_key: my_key
    region: Amsterdam
    state: started

- name: ensure a server is present and stopped provisioned using IDs
  ngine_io.vultr.vultr_server:
    name: "{{ vultr_server_name }}"
    os: "167"
    plan: "201"
    region: "7"
    state: stopped

- name: ensure an existing server is stopped
  ngine_io.vultr.vultr_server:
    name: "{{ vultr_server_name }}"
    state: stopped

- name: ensure an existing server is started
  ngine_io.vultr.vultr_server:
    name: "{{ vultr_server_name }}"
    state: started

- name: ensure a server is absent
  ngine_io.vultr.vultr_server:
    name: "{{ vultr_server_name }}"
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key

Description

vultr_api

complex

Response from Vultr API with a few additions/modification

Returned: success

api_account

string

Account used in the ini file to select the key

Returned: success

Sample: “default”

api_endpoint

string

Endpoint used for the API requests

Returned: success

Sample:https://api.vultr.com

api_retries

integer

Amount of max retries for the API requests

Returned: success

Sample: 5

api_retry_max_delay

integer

Exponential backoff delay in seconds between retries up to this max delay value.

Returned: success

Sample: 12

api_timeout

integer

Timeout used for the API requests

Returned: success

Sample: 60

vultr_server

complex

Response from Vultr API with a few additions/modification

Returned: success

allowed_bandwidth_gb

integer

Allowed bandwidth to use in GB

Returned: success

Sample: 1000

auto_backup_enabled

boolean

Whether automatic backups are enabled

Returned: success

Sample: false

cost_per_month

float

Cost per month for the server

Returned: success

Sample: 5.0

current_bandwidth_gb

integer

Current bandwidth used for the server

Returned: success

Sample: 0

date_created

string

Date when the server was created

Returned: success

Sample: “2017-08-26 12:47:48”

default_password

string

Password to login as root into the server

Returned: success

Sample: “!p3EWYJm$qDWYaFr”

disk

string

Information about the disk

Returned: success

Sample: “Virtual 25 GB”

firewall_group

string

Firewall group the server is assigned to

Returned: success and available

Sample: “CentOS 6 x64”

id

string

ID of the server

Returned: success

Sample: 10194376

internal_ip

string

Internal IP

Returned: success

Sample: “”

kvm_url

string

URL to the VNC

Returned: success

Sample:https://my.vultr.com/subs/vps/novnc/api.php?data=xyz

name

string

Name (label) of the server

Returned: success

Sample: “ansible-test-vm”

os

string

Operating system used for the server

Returned: success

Sample: “CentOS 6 x64”

pending_charges

float

Pending charges

Returned: success

Sample: 0.01

plan

string

Plan used for the server

Returned: success

Sample: “1024 MB RAM,25 GB SSD,1.00 TB BW”

power_status

string

Power status of the server

Returned: success

Sample: “running”

ram

string

Information about the RAM size

Returned: success

Sample: “1024 MB”

region

string

Region the server was deployed into

Returned: success

Sample: “Amsterdam”

server_state

string

State about the server

Returned: success

Sample: “ok”

status

string

Status about the deployment of the server

Returned: success

Sample: “active”

tag

string

TBD

Returned: success

Sample: “”

v4_gateway

string

IPv4 gateway

Returned: success

Sample: “45.32.232.1”

v4_main_ip

string

Main IPv4

Returned: success

Sample: “45.32.233.154”

v4_netmask

string

Netmask IPv4

Returned: success

Sample: “255.255.254.0”

v6_main_ip

string

Main IPv6

Returned: success

Sample: “”

v6_network

string

Network IPv6

Returned: success

Sample: “”

v6_network_size

string

Network size IPv6

Returned: success

Sample: “”

v6_networks

list / elements=string

Networks IPv6

Returned: success

Sample: []

vcpu_count

integer

Virtual CPU count

Returned: success

Sample: 1

Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)