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azure_rm_deployment - Create or destroy Azure Resource Manager template deployments

New in version 2.1.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.7
  • azure >= 2.0.0

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
ad_user
Active Directory username. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
adfs_authority_url
(added in 2.6)
Default:
None
Azure AD authority url. Use when authenticating with Username/password, and has your own ADFS authority.
api_profile
(added in 2.5)
Default:
latest
Selects an API profile to use when communicating with Azure services. Default value of latest is appropriate for public clouds; future values will allow use with Azure Stack.
append_tags
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Use to control if tags field is canonical or just appends to existing tags. When canonical, any tags not found in the tags parameter will be removed from the object's metadata.
auth_source
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • auto
  • cli
  • credential_file
  • env
  • msi
Controls the source of the credentials to use for authentication.
If not specified, ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable will be used and default to auto if variable is not defined.
auto will follow the default precedence of module parameters -> environment variables -> default profile in credential file ~/.azure/credentials.
When set to cli, the credentials will be sources from the default Azure CLI profile.
Can also be set via the ANSIBLE_AZURE_AUTH_SOURCE environment variable.
When set to msi, the host machine must be an azure resource with an enabled MSI extension. subscription_id or the environment variable AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID can be used to identify the subscription ID if the resource is granted access to more than one subscription, otherwise the first subscription is chosen.
The msi was added in Ansible 2.6.
cert_validation_mode
(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • validate
  • ignore
Controls the certificate validation behavior for Azure endpoints. By default, all modules will validate the server certificate, but when an HTTPS proxy is in use, or against Azure Stack, it may be necessary to disable this behavior by passing ignore. Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CERT_VALIDATION environment variable.
client_id
Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
cloud_environment
(added in 2.4)
Default:
AzureCloud
For cloud environments other than the US public cloud, the environment name (as defined by Azure Python SDK, eg, AzureChinaCloud, AzureUSGovernment), or a metadata discovery endpoint URL (required for Azure Stack). Can also be set via credential file profile or the AZURE_CLOUD_ENVIRONMENT environment variable.
deployment_mode
    Choices:
  • complete
  • incremental ←
In incremental mode, resources are deployed without deleting existing resources that are not included in the template. In complete mode resources are deployed and existing resources in the resource group not included in the template are deleted.
deployment_name Default:
ansible-arm
The name of the deployment to be tracked in the resource group deployment history. Re-using a deployment name will overwrite the previous value in the resource group's deployment history.
location Default:
westus
The geo-locations in which the resource group will be located.
parameters
dict
A hash of all the required template variables for the deployment template. This parameter is mutually exclusive with 'parameters_link'. Either one of them is required if "state" parameter is "present".
parameters_link
Uri of file containing the parameters body. This parameter is mutually exclusive with 'parameters'. Either one of them is required if "state" parameter is "present".
password
Active Directory user password. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
profile
Security profile found in ~/.azure/credentials file.
resource_group_name
required
The resource group name to use or create to host the deployed template

aliases: resource_group
secret
Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
If state is "present", template will be created. If state is "present" and if deployment exists, it will be updated. If state is "absent", stack will be removed.
subscription_id
Your Azure subscription Id.
tags
Dictionary of string:string pairs to assign as metadata to the object. Metadata tags on the object will be updated with any provided values. To remove tags set append_tags option to false.
template
dict
A hash containing the templates inline. This parameter is mutually exclusive with 'template_link'. Either one of them is required if "state" parameter is "present".
template_link
Uri of file containing the template body. This parameter is mutually exclusive with 'template'. Either one of them is required if "state" parameter is "present".
tenant
Azure tenant ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
wait_for_deployment_completion
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether or not to block until the deployment has completed.
wait_for_deployment_polling_period Default:
10
Time (in seconds) to wait between polls when waiting for deployment completion.

Notes

Note

  • For authentication with Azure you can pass parameters, set environment variables or use a profile stored in ~/.azure/credentials. Authentication is possible using a service principal or Active Directory user. To authenticate via service principal, pass subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or set environment variables AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_SECRET and AZURE_TENANT.
  • To authenticate via Active Directory user, pass ad_user and password, or set AZURE_AD_USER and AZURE_PASSWORD in the environment.
  • Alternatively, credentials can be stored in ~/.azure/credentials. This is an ini file containing a [default] section and the following keys: subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or subscription_id, ad_user and password. It is also possible to add additional profiles. Specify the profile by passing profile or setting AZURE_PROFILE in the environment.

Examples

# Destroy a template deployment
- name: Destroy Azure Deploy
  azure_rm_deployment:
    state: absent
    subscription_id: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
    resource_group_name: dev-ops-cle

# Create or update a template deployment based on uris using parameter and template links
- name: Create Azure Deploy
  azure_rm_deployment:
    state: present
    resource_group_name: dev-ops-cle
    template_link: 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-simple-linux/azuredeploy.json'
    parameters_link: 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-simple-linux/azuredeploy.parameters.json'

# Create or update a template deployment based on a uri to the template and parameters specified inline.
# This deploys a VM with SSH support for a given public key, then stores the result in 'azure_vms'. The result is then
# used to create a new host group. This host group is then used to wait for each instance to respond to the public IP SSH.
---
- hosts: localhost
  connection: local
  gather_facts: no
  tasks:
    - name: Destroy Azure Deploy
      azure_rm_deployment:
        state: absent
        subscription_id: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
        resource_group_name: dev-ops-cle

    - name: Create Azure Deploy
      azure_rm_deployment:
        state: present
        subscription_id: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
        resource_group_name: dev-ops-cle
        parameters:
          newStorageAccountName:
            value: devopsclestorage1
          adminUsername:
            value: devopscle
          dnsNameForPublicIP:
            value: devopscleazure
          location:
            value: West US
          vmSize:
            value: Standard_A2
          vmName:
            value: ansibleSshVm
          sshKeyData:
            value: YOUR_SSH_PUBLIC_KEY
        template_link: 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/101-vm-sshkey/azuredeploy.json'
      register: azure

    - name: Add new instance to host group
      add_host:
        hostname: "{{ item['ips'][0].public_ip }}"
        groupname: azure_vms
      loop: "{{ azure.deployment.instances }}"

    - hosts: azure_vms
      user: devopscle
      tasks:
        - name: Wait for SSH to come up
          wait_for:
            port: 22
            timeout: 2000
            state: started
        - name: echo the hostname of the vm
          shell: hostname

# Deploy an Azure WebApp running a hello world'ish node app
- name: Create Azure WebApp Deployment at http://devopscleweb.azurewebsites.net/hello.js
  azure_rm_deployment:
    state: present
    subscription_id: cbbdaed0-fea9-4693-bf0c-d446ac93c030
    resource_group_name: dev-ops-cle-webapp
    parameters:
      repoURL:
        value: 'https://github.com/devigned/az-roadshow-oss.git'
      siteName:
        value: devopscleweb
      hostingPlanName:
        value: someplan
      siteLocation:
        value: westus
      sku:
        value: Standard
    template_link: 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/azure/azure-quickstart-templates/master/201-web-app-github-deploy/azuredeploy.json'

# Create or update a template deployment based on an inline template and parameters
- name: Create Azure Deploy
  azure_rm_deployment:
    state: present
    subscription_id: xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx
    resource_group_name: dev-ops-cle

    template:
      $schema: "https://schema.management.azure.com/schemas/2015-01-01/deploymentTemplate.json#"
      contentVersion: "1.0.0.0"
      parameters:
        newStorageAccountName:
          type: "string"
          metadata:
            description: "Unique DNS Name for the Storage Account where the Virtual Machine's disks will be placed."
        adminUsername:
          type: "string"
          metadata:
            description: "User name for the Virtual Machine."
        adminPassword:
          type: "securestring"
          metadata:
            description: "Password for the Virtual Machine."
        dnsNameForPublicIP:
          type: "string"
          metadata:
            description: "Unique DNS Name for the Public IP used to access the Virtual Machine."
        ubuntuOSVersion:
          type: "string"
          defaultValue: "14.04.2-LTS"
          allowedValues:
            - "12.04.5-LTS"
            - "14.04.2-LTS"
            - "15.04"
          metadata:
            description: >
                         The Ubuntu version for the VM. This will pick a fully patched image of this given Ubuntu version.
                         Allowed values: 12.04.5-LTS, 14.04.2-LTS, 15.04."
      variables:
        location: "West US"
        imagePublisher: "Canonical"
        imageOffer: "UbuntuServer"
        OSDiskName: "osdiskforlinuxsimple"
        nicName: "myVMNic"
        addressPrefix: "192.0.2.0/24"
        subnetName: "Subnet"
        subnetPrefix: "10.0.0.0/24"
        storageAccountType: "Standard_LRS"
        publicIPAddressName: "myPublicIP"
        publicIPAddressType: "Dynamic"
        vmStorageAccountContainerName: "vhds"
        vmName: "MyUbuntuVM"
        vmSize: "Standard_D1"
        virtualNetworkName: "MyVNET"
        vnetID: "[resourceId('Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks',variables('virtualNetworkName'))]"
        subnetRef: "[concat(variables('vnetID'),'/subnets/',variables('subnetName'))]"
      resources:
        - type: "Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts"
          name: "[parameters('newStorageAccountName')]"
          apiVersion: "2015-05-01-preview"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          properties:
            accountType: "[variables('storageAccountType')]"
        - apiVersion: "2015-05-01-preview"
          type: "Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses"
          name: "[variables('publicIPAddressName')]"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          properties:
            publicIPAllocationMethod: "[variables('publicIPAddressType')]"
            dnsSettings:
              domainNameLabel: "[parameters('dnsNameForPublicIP')]"
        - type: "Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks"
          apiVersion: "2015-05-01-preview"
          name: "[variables('virtualNetworkName')]"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          properties:
            addressSpace:
              addressPrefixes:
                - "[variables('addressPrefix')]"
            subnets:
              -
                name: "[variables('subnetName')]"
                properties:
                  addressPrefix: "[variables('subnetPrefix')]"
        - type: "Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces"
          apiVersion: "2015-05-01-preview"
          name: "[variables('nicName')]"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          dependsOn:
            - "[concat('Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses/', variables('publicIPAddressName'))]"
            - "[concat('Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/', variables('virtualNetworkName'))]"
          properties:
            ipConfigurations:
              -
                name: "ipconfig1"
                properties:
                  privateIPAllocationMethod: "Dynamic"
                  publicIPAddress:
                    id: "[resourceId('Microsoft.Network/publicIPAddresses',variables('publicIPAddressName'))]"
                  subnet:
                    id: "[variables('subnetRef')]"
        - type: "Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines"
          apiVersion: "2015-06-15"
          name: "[variables('vmName')]"
          location: "[variables('location')]"
          dependsOn:
            - "[concat('Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/', parameters('newStorageAccountName'))]"
            - "[concat('Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces/', variables('nicName'))]"
          properties:
            hardwareProfile:
              vmSize: "[variables('vmSize')]"
            osProfile:
              computername: "[variables('vmName')]"
              adminUsername: "[parameters('adminUsername')]"
              adminPassword: "[parameters('adminPassword')]"
            storageProfile:
              imageReference:
                publisher: "[variables('imagePublisher')]"
                offer: "[variables('imageOffer')]"
                sku: "[parameters('ubuntuOSVersion')]"
                version: "latest"
              osDisk:
                name: "osdisk"
                vhd:
                  uri: >
                       [concat('http://',parameters('newStorageAccountName'),'.blob.core.windows.net/',variables('vmStorageAccountContainerName'),'/',
                       variables('OSDiskName'),'.vhd')]
                caching: "ReadWrite"
                createOption: "FromImage"
            networkProfile:
              networkInterfaces:
                -
                  id: "[resourceId('Microsoft.Network/networkInterfaces',variables('nicName'))]"
            diagnosticsProfile:
              bootDiagnostics:
                enabled: "true"
                storageUri: "[concat('http://',parameters('newStorageAccountName'),'.blob.core.windows.net')]"
    parameters:
      newStorageAccountName:
        value: devopsclestorage
      adminUsername:
        value: devopscle
      adminPassword:
        value: Password1!
      dnsNameForPublicIP:
        value: devopscleazure

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
deployment
dict
always
Deployment details

Sample:
{'instances': {'type': 'list', 'description': 'Provides the public IP addresses for each VM instance.', 'returned': 'always'}, 'group_name': {'type': 'string', 'description': 'Name of the resource group', 'returned': 'always'}, 'id': {'type': 'string', 'description': 'The Azure ID of the deployment', 'returned': 'always'}, 'name': {'type': 'string', 'description': 'Name of the deployment', 'returned': 'always'}, 'outputs': {'type': 'dict', 'description': 'Dictionary of outputs received from the deployment', 'returned': 'always'}}


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as certified which means that it is maintained by an Ansible Partner. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by an Ansible Partner, see here.

Author

  • David Justice (@devigned)
  • Laurent Mazuel (@lmazuel)
  • Andre Price (@obsoleted)

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