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cloudscale_floating_ip - Manages floating IPs on the cloudscale.ch IaaS service

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Create, assign and delete floating IPs on the cloudscale.ch IaaS service.
  • All operations are performed using the cloudscale.ch public API v1.
  • For details consult the full API documentation: https://www.cloudscale.ch/en/api/v1.
  • A valid API token is required for all operations. You can create as many tokens as you like using the cloudscale.ch control panel at https://control.cloudscale.ch.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_timeout Default:
30
Timeout in seconds for calls to the cloudscale.ch API.
api_token
cloudscale.ch API token.
This can also be passed in the CLOUDSCALE_API_TOKEN environment variable.
ip
Floating IP address to change.
Required to assign the IP to a different server or if state is absent.

aliases: network
ip_version
    Choices:
  • 4
  • 6
IP protocol version of the floating IP.
prefix_length
    Choices:
  • 56
Only valid if ip_version is 6.
Prefix length for the IPv6 network. Currently only a prefix of /56 can be requested. If no prefix_length is present, a single address is created.
reverse_ptr
Reverse PTR entry for this address.
You cannot set a reverse PTR entry for IPv6 floating networks. Reverse PTR entries are only allowed for single addresses.
server
UUID of the server assigned to this floating IP.
Required unless state is absent.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the floating IP.

Notes

Note

  • Instead of the api_token parameter the CLOUDSCALE_API_TOKEN environment variable can be used.
  • To create a new floating IP at least the ip_version and server options are required.
  • Once a floating_ip is created all parameters except server are read-only.
  • It’s not possible to request a floating IP without associating it with a server at the same time.
  • This module requires the ipaddress python library. This library is included in Python since version 3.3. It is available as a module on PyPi for earlier versions.

Examples

# Request a new floating IP
- name: Request a floating IP
  cloudscale_floating_ip:
    ip_version: 4
    server: 47cec963-fcd2-482f-bdb6-24461b2d47b1
    reverse_ptr: my-server.example.com
    api_token: xxxxxx
  register: floating_ip

# Assign an existing floating IP to a different server
- name: Move floating IP to backup server
  cloudscale_floating_ip:
    ip: 192.0.2.123
    server: ea3b39a3-77a8-4d0b-881d-0bb00a1e7f48
    api_token: xxxxxx

# Request a new floating IPv6 network
- name: Request a floating IP
  cloudscale_floating_ip:
    ip_version: 6
    prefix_length: 56
    server: 47cec963-fcd2-482f-bdb6-24461b2d47b1
    api_token: xxxxxx
  register: floating_ip

# Assign an existing floating network to a different server
- name: Move floating IP to backup server
  cloudscale_floating_ip:
    ip: '{{ floating_ip.network | ip }}'
    server: ea3b39a3-77a8-4d0b-881d-0bb00a1e7f48
    api_token: xxxxxx

# Release a floating IP
- name: Release floating IP
  cloudscale_floating_ip:
    ip: 192.0.2.123
    state: absent
    api_token: xxxxxx

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
href
string
success when state == present
The API URL to get details about this floating IP.

Sample:
https://api.cloudscale.ch/v1/floating-ips/2001:db8::cafe
ip
string
success
The floating IP address or network. This is always present and used to identify floating IPs after creation.

Sample:
185.98.122.176
network
string
success when state == present
The CIDR notation of the network that is routed to your server.

Sample:
2001:db8::cafe/128
next_hop
string
success when state == present
Your floating IP is routed to this IP address.

Sample:
2001:db8:dead:beef::42
reverse_ptr
string
success when state == present
The reverse pointer for this floating IP address.

Sample:
185-98-122-176.cust.cloudscale.ch
server
string
success when state == present
The floating IP is routed to this server.

Sample:
47cec963-fcd2-482f-bdb6-24461b2d47b1
state
string
success
The current status of the floating IP.

Sample:
present


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 community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

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

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