cs_instance_info – Gathering information from the API of instances from Apache CloudStack based clouds

New in version 2.9.

Synopsis

  • Gathering information from the API of an instance.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • cs >= 0.6.10

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
account
string
Account the instance is related to.
api_http_method
string
    Choices:
  • get
  • post
HTTP method used to query the API endpoint.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_METHOD env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
Fallback value is get if not specified.
api_key
string
API key of the CloudStack API.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_KEY env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
api_region
string
Default:
"cloudstack"
Name of the ini section in the cloustack.ini file.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_REGION env variable is considered.
api_secret
string
Secret key of the CloudStack API.
If not set, the CLOUDSTACK_SECRET env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
api_timeout
integer
HTTP timeout in seconds.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_TIMEOUT env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
Fallback value is 10 seconds if not specified.
api_url
string
URL of the CloudStack API e.g. https://cloud.example.com/client/api.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_ENDPOINT env variable is considered.
As the last option, the value is taken from the ini config file, also see the notes.
domain
string
Domain the instance is related to.
name
string
Name or display name of the instance.
If not specified, all instances are returned
project
string
Project the instance is related to.

Notes

Note

  • Ansible uses the cs library’s configuration method if credentials are not provided by the arguments api_url, api_key, api_secret. Configuration is read from several locations, in the following order. The CLOUDSTACK_ENDPOINT, CLOUDSTACK_KEY, CLOUDSTACK_SECRET and CLOUDSTACK_METHOD. CLOUDSTACK_TIMEOUT environment variables. A CLOUDSTACK_CONFIG environment variable pointing to an .ini file. A cloudstack.ini file in the current working directory. A .cloudstack.ini file in the users home directory. Optionally multiple credentials and endpoints can be specified using ini sections in cloudstack.ini. Use the argument api_region to select the section name, default section is cloudstack. See https://github.com/exoscale/cs for more information.
  • A detailed guide about cloudstack modules can be found in the CloudStack Cloud Guide.
  • This module supports check mode.

Examples

- name: Gather instance information
  cs_instance_info:
    name: web-vm-1
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vm

- name: Show the returned results of the registered variable
  debug:
    msg: "{{ vm }}"

- name: Gather information from all instances
  cs_instance_info:
  delegate_to: localhost
  register: vms

- name: Show information on all instances
  debug:
    msg: "{{ vms }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
instances
list
success
A list of matching instances.

 
account
string
success
Account the instance is related to.

Sample:
example account
 
affinity_groups
list
success
Affinity groups the instance is in.

Sample:
[ "webservers" ]
 
created
string
success
Date of the instance was created.

Sample:
2014-12-01T14:57:57+0100
 
default_ip
string
success
Default IP address of the instance.

Sample:
10.23.37.42
 
display_name
string
success
Display name of the instance.

Sample:
web-01
 
domain
string
success
Domain the instance is related to.

Sample:
example domain
 
group
string
success
Group name of the instance is related.

Sample:
web
 
host
string
added in 2.6
success and instance is running
Host the instance is running on.

Sample:
host01.example.com
 
hypervisor
string
success
Hypervisor related to this instance.

Sample:
KVM
 
id
string
success
UUID of the instance.

Sample:
04589590-ac63-4ffc-93f5-b698b8ac38b6
 
instance_name
string
success
Internal name of the instance (ROOT admin only).

Sample:
i-44-3992-VM
 
iso
string
success
Name of ISO the instance was deployed with.

Sample:
Debian-8-64bit
 
name
string
success
Name of the instance.

Sample:
web-01
 
nic
complex
added in 2.8
success
List of dictionaries of the instance nics.

   
broadcasturi
string
success
The broadcast uri of the nic.

Sample:
vlan://2250
   
gateway
string
success
The gateway of the nic.

Sample:
10.1.2.1
   
id
string
success
The ID of the nic.

Sample:
5dc74fa3-2ec3-48a0-9e0d-6f43365336a9
   
ipaddress
string
success
The ip address of the nic.

Sample:
10.1.2.3
   
isdefault
boolean
success
True if nic is default, false otherwise.

Sample:
True
   
isolationuri
string
success
The isolation uri of the nic.

Sample:
vlan://2250
   
macaddress
string
success
The mac address of the nic.

Sample:
06:a2:03:00:08:12
   
netmask
string
success
The netmask of the nic.

Sample:
255.255.255.0
   
networkid
string
success
The ID of the corresponding network.

Sample:
432ce27b-c2bb-4e12-a88c-a919cd3a3017
   
networkname
string
success
The name of the corresponding network.

Sample:
network1
   
traffictype
string
success
The traffic type of the nic.

Sample:
Guest
   
type
string
success
The type of the network.

Sample:
Shared
 
password
string
success
The password of the instance if exists.

Sample:
Ge2oe7Do
 
password_enabled
boolean
success
True if password setting is enabled.

Sample:
True
 
project
string
success
Name of project the instance is related to.

Sample:
Production
 
public_ip
string
success
Public IP address with instance via static NAT rule.

Sample:
1.2.3.4
 
security_groups
list
success
Security groups the instance is in.

Sample:
[ "default" ]
 
service_offering
string
success
Name of the service offering the instance has.

Sample:
2cpu_2gb
 
ssh_key
string
success
Name of SSH key deployed to instance.

Sample:
 
state
string
success
State of the instance.

Sample:
Running
 
tags
list
success
List of resource tags associated with the instance.

Sample:
[ { "key": "foo", "value": "bar" } ]
 
template
string
success
Name of template the instance was deployed with.

Sample:
Debian-8-64bit
 
volumes
list
success
List of dictionaries of the volumes attached to the instance.

Sample:
[ { name: "ROOT-1369", type: "ROOT", size: 10737418240 }, { name: "data01, type: "DATADISK", size: 10737418240 } ]
 
zone
string
success
Name of zone the instance is in.

Sample:
ch-gva-2


Status

Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)

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