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azure_rm_virtualmachine_facts – Get virtual machine facts

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Get facts for all virtual machines of a resource group.

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
string
Active Directory username. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
adfs_authority_url
string
added in 2.6
Azure AD authority url. Use when authenticating with Username/password, and has your own ADFS authority.
api_profile
string
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.
auth_source
string
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
string
added in 2.5
    Choices:
  • ignore
  • validate
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
string
Azure client ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
cloud_environment
string
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.
name
-
Name of the virtual machine.
password
-
Active Directory user password. Use when authenticating with an Active Directory user rather than service principal.
profile
string
Security profile found in ~/.azure/credentials file.
resource_group
-
Name of the resource group containing the virtual machines (required when filtering by vm name).
secret
string
Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
subscription_id
string
Your Azure subscription Id.
tags
-
Limit results by providing a list of tags. Format tags as 'key' or 'key:value'.
tenant
string
Azure tenant ID. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.

Notes

Note

  • For authentication with Azure you can pass parameters, set environment variables, use a profile stored in ~/.azure/credentials, or log in before you run your tasks or playbook with az login.
  • Authentication is also 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.

See Also

See also

Sign in with Azure CLI
How to authenticate using the az login command.

Examples

- name: Get facts for all virtual machines of a resource group
  azure_rm_virtualmachine_facts:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup

- name: Get facts by name
  azure_rm_virtualmachine_facts:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: myVm

- name: Get facts by tags
  azure_rm_virtualmachine_facts:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    tags:
      - testing
      - foo:bar

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
vms
complex
always
List of virtual machines.

  admin_username
string
always
Administrator user name.

Sample:
admin
  data_disks
complex
always
List of attached data disks.

    caching
string
Type of data disk caching.

Sample:
ReadOnly
    disk_size_gb
integer
The initial disk size in GB for blank data disks

Sample:
64
    lun
integer
The logical unit number for data disk

    managed_disk_type
string
Managed data disk type

Sample:
Standard_LRS
  id
string
always
Resource ID.

Sample:
/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/myVm
  image
complex
always
Image specification

    id
string
when created from custom image
Custom image resource id.

Sample:
/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroups/myResourceGroup/providers/Microsoft.Compute/images/myImage
    offer
string
when created from marketplace image
Offer.

Sample:
RHEL
    publisher
string
when created from marketplace image
Publisher name.

Sample:
RedHat
    sku
string
when created from marketplace image
SKU name.

Sample:
7-RAW
    version
string
when created from marketplace image
Image version.

Sample:
7.5.2018050901
  location
string
always
Resource location.

Sample:
japaneast
  name
string
always
Resource name.

Sample:
myVm
  network_interface_names
list
List of attached network interfaces.

Sample:
['myNetworkInterface']
  os_disk_caching
string
Type of OS disk caching.

Sample:
ReadOnly
  os_type
string
Base type of operating system.

Sample:
Linux
  power_state
string
Power state of the virtual machine.

Sample:
running
  resource_group
string
Resource group.

Sample:
myResourceGroup
  state
string
State of the resource.

Sample:
present
  tags
dictionary
Tags.

  vm_size
string
Virtual machine size.

Sample:
Standard_D4


Status

Authors

  • Gustavo Muniz do Carmo (@gustavomcarmo)
  • Zim Kalinowski (@zikalino)

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