azure_rm_virtualnetwork – Manage Azure virtual networks

Synopsis

  • Create, update or delete a virtual networks. Allows setting and updating the available IPv4 address ranges and setting custom DNS servers. Use the azure_rm_subnet module to associate subnets with a virtual network.

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.
address_prefixes_cidr
-
List of IPv4 address ranges where each is formatted using CIDR notation.
Required when creating a new virtual network or using purge_address_prefixes.

aliases: address_prefixes
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.
append_tags
boolean
    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
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.
dns_servers
-
Custom list of DNS servers. Maximum length of two.
The first server in the list will be treated as the Primary server. This is an explicit list.
Existing DNS servers will be replaced with the specified list.
Use the purge_dns_servers option to remove all custom DNS servers and revert to default Azure servers.
location
-
Valid Azure location. Defaults to location of the resource group.
name
- / required
Name of the virtual network.
password
string
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.
purge_address_prefixes
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use with state=present to remove any existing address_prefixes.

aliases: purge
purge_dns_servers
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Use with state=present to remove existing DNS servers, reverting to default Azure servers. Mutually exclusive with DNS servers.
resource_group
- / required
Name of resource group.
secret
string
Azure client secret. Use when authenticating with a Service Principal.
state
-
    Choices:
  • absent
  • present ←
State of the virtual network. Use present to create or update and absent to delete.
subscription_id
string
Your Azure subscription Id.
tags
dictionary
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.
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: Create a virtual network
  azure_rm_virtualnetwork:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: myVirtualNetwork
    address_prefixes_cidr:
        - "10.1.0.0/16"
        - "172.100.0.0/16"
    dns_servers:
        - "127.0.0.1"
        - "127.0.0.2"
    tags:
        testing: testing
        delete: on-exit

- name: Delete a virtual network
  azure_rm_virtualnetwork:
    resource_group: myResourceGroup
    name: myVirtualNetwork
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
state
complex
always
Current state of the virtual network.

  address_prefixes
list
always
The virtual network IPv4 address ranges.

Sample:
['10.1.0.0/16', '172.100.0.0/16']
  dns_servers
list
always
DNS servers.

Sample:
['127.0.0.1', '127.0.0.3']
  etag
string
always
A unique read-only string that changes whenever the resource is update.

Sample:
W/"0712e87c-f02f-4bb3-8b9e-2da0390a3886"
  id
string
always
Resource ID.

Sample:
/subscriptions/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/resourceGroup/myResourceGroup/providers/ Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/myVirtualNetwork
  location
string
always
The Geo-location where the resource lives.

Sample:
eastus
  name
string
always
Resource name.

Sample:
my_test_network
  provisioning_state
string
always
Provisioning state of the virtual network.

Sample:
Succeeded
  tags
dictionary
always
Resource tags, such as { 'tags1':'value1' }

Sample:
{'key1': 'value1'}
  type
string
always
Resource type.

Sample:
Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks


Status

Authors

  • Chris Houseknecht (@chouseknecht)
  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)

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