ali_instance_facts – Gather facts on instances of Alibaba Cloud ECS

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • This module fetches data from the Open API in Alicloud. The module must be called from within the ECS instance itself.

Requirements

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

  • footmark >= 1.1.16
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
alicloud_access_key
string
Aliyun Cloud access key.
If not set then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY, ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY_ID will be used instead.

aliases: access_key_id, access_key
alicloud_region
string
The Aliyun Cloud region to use.
If not specified then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_REGION, ALICLOUD_REGION_ID will be used instead.

aliases: region, region_id
alicloud_secret_key
string
Aliyun Cloud secret key.
If not set then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_SECRET_KEY, ALICLOUD_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY will be used instead.

aliases: secret_access_key, secret_key
alicloud_security_token
string
The Aliyun Cloud security token.
If not specified then the value of environment variable ALICLOUD_SECURITY_TOKEN will be used instead.

aliases: security_token
availability_zone
-
Aliyun availability zone ID in which to launch the instance

aliases: alicloud_zone
instance_ids
-
A list of ECS instance ids.

aliases: ids
instance_names
-
A list of ECS instance names.

aliases: names
instance_tags
-
A hash/dictionaries of instance tags. {"key":"value"}

aliases: tags

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY or ALICLOUD_ACCESS_KEY_ID, ALICLOUD_SECRET_KEY or ALICLOUD_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, ALICLOUD_REGION or ALICLOUD_REGION_ID, ALICLOUD_SECURITY_TOKEN
  • ALICLOUD_REGION or ALICLOUD_REGION_ID can be typically be used to specify the ALICLOUD region, when required, but this can also be configured in the footmark config file

Examples

# Fetch instances details according to setting different filters
- name: fetch instances details example
  hosts: localhost
  vars:
    alicloud_access_key: <your-alicloud-access-key>
    alicloud_secret_key: <your-alicloud-secret-key>
    alicloud_region: cn-beijing
    availability_zone: cn-beijing-a

  tasks:
    - name: Find all instances in the specified region
      ali_instance_facts:
        alicloud_access_key: '{{ alicloud_access_key }}'
        alicloud_secret_key: '{{ alicloud_secret_key }}'
        alicloud_region: '{{ alicloud_region }}'
      register: all_instances

    - name: Find all instances based on the specified ids
      ali_instance_facts:
        alicloud_access_key: '{{ alicloud_access_key }}'
        alicloud_secret_key: '{{ alicloud_secret_key }}'
        alicloud_region: '{{ alicloud_region }}'
        instance_ids:
          - "i-35b333d9"
          - "i-ddav43kd"
      register: instances_by_ids

    - name: Find all instances based on the specified names/name-prefixes
      ali_instance_facts:
        alicloud_access_key: '{{ alicloud_access_key }}'
        alicloud_secret_key: '{{ alicloud_secret_key }}'
        alicloud_region: '{{ alicloud_region }}'
        instance_names:
          - "ecs_instance-1"
          - "ecs_instance_2"
      register: instances_by_ids

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
ids
list
always
List of ECS instance IDs

Sample:
['i-12345er', 'i-3245fs']
instances
complex
always
List of ECS instances

  availability_zone
string
always
The availability zone of the instance is in.

Sample:
cn-beijing-a
  block_device_mappings
complex
always
Any block device mapping entries for the instance.

    attach_time
string
always
The time stamp when the attachment initiated.

Sample:
2018-06-25T04:08:26Z
    delete_on_termination
boolean
always
Indicates whether the volume is deleted on instance termination.

Sample:
True
    device_name
string
always
The device name exposed to the instance (for example, /dev/xvda).

Sample:
/dev/xvda
    status
string
always
The attachment state.

Sample:
in_use
    volume_id
string
always
The ID of the cloud disk.

Sample:
d-2zei53pjsi117y6gf9t6
  cpu
integer
always
The CPU core count of the instance.

Sample:
4
  creation_time
string
always
The time the instance was created.

Sample:
2018-06-25T04:08Z
  description
string
always
The instance description.

Sample:
my ansible instance
  eip
complex
always
The attribution of EIP associated with the instance.

    allocation_id
string
always
The ID of the EIP.

Sample:
eip-12345
    internet_charge_type
string
always
The internet charge type of the EIP.

Sample:
paybybandwidth
    ip_address
string
always
EIP address.

Sample:
42.10.2.2
  expired_time
string
always
The time the instance will expire.

Sample:
2099-12-31T15:59Z
  gpu
complex
always
The attribution of instance GPU.

    amount
integer
always
The count of the GPU.

    spec
string
always
The specification of the GPU.

  host_name
string
always
The host name of the instance.

Sample:
iZ2zewaoZ
  id
string
always
Alias of instance_id.

Sample:
i-abc12345
  image_id
string
always
The ID of the image used to launch the instance.

Sample:
m-0011223344
  inner_ip_address
string
always
The inner IPv4 address of the classic instance.

Sample:
10.0.0.2
  instance_charge_type
string
always
The instance charge type.

Sample:
PostPaid
  instance_id
string
always
ECS instance resource ID.

Sample:
i-abc12345
  instance_name
string
always
The name of the instance.

Sample:
my-ecs
  instance_type
string
always
The instance type of the running instance.

Sample:
ecs.sn1ne.xlarge
  internet_charge_type
string
always
The billing method of the network bandwidth.

Sample:
PayByBandwidth
  internet_max_bandwidth_in
integer
always
Maximum incoming bandwidth from the internet network.

Sample:
200
  internet_max_bandwidth_out
integer
always
Maximum incoming bandwidth from the internet network.

Sample:
20
  io_optimized
boolean
always
Indicates whether the instance is optimized for EBS I/O.

  memory
integer
always
Memory size of the instance.

Sample:
8192
  network_interfaces
complex
always
One or more network interfaces for the instance.

    mac_address
string
always
The MAC address.

Sample:
00:11:22:33:44:55
    network_interface_id
string
always
The ID of the network interface.

Sample:
eni-01234567
    primary_ip_address
string
always
The primary IPv4 address of the network interface within the vswitch.

Sample:
10.0.0.1
  osname
string
always
The operation system name of the instance owned.

Sample:
CentOS
  ostype
string
always
The operation system type of the instance owned.

Sample:
linux
  private_ip_address
string
always
The IPv4 address of the network interface within the subnet.

Sample:
10.0.0.1
  public_ip_address
string
always
The public IPv4 address assigned to the instance

Sample:
43.0.0.1
  resource_group_id
string
always
The id of the resource group to which the instance belongs.

Sample:
my-ecs-group
  security_groups
complex
always
One or more security groups for the instance.

    group_id
string
always
The ID of the security group.

Sample:
sg-0123456
  status
string
always
The current status of the instance.

Sample:
running
  tags
dictionary
always
Any tags assigned to the instance.

  vpc_id
dictionary
always
The ID of the VPC the instance is in.

Sample:
vpc-0011223344
  vswitch_id
string
always
The ID of the vswitch in which the instance is running.

Sample:
vsw-dew00abcdef


Status

Authors

  • He Guimin (@xiaozhu36)

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