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cs_instance_nic - Manages NICs of an instance on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Add and remove nic to and from network

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
Account the instance is related to.
api_http_method
    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
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 Default:
cloudstack
Name of the ini section in the cloustack.ini file.
If not given, the CLOUDSTACK_REGION env variable is considered.
api_secret
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
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
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
Domain the instance is related to.
ip_address
IP address to be used for the nic.
network
required
Name of the network.
poll_async
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Poll async jobs until job has finished.
project
Name of the project the instance is deployed in.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the nic.
vm
required
Name of instance.

aliases: name
vpc
Name of the VPC the vm is related to.
zone
Name of the zone in which the instance is deployed in.
If not set, default zone is used.

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

# Add a nic on another network
- local_action:
    module: cs_instance_nic
    vm: privnet
    network: privNetForBasicZone

# Ensure IP address on a nic
- local_action:
    module: cs_instance_nic
    vm: privnet
    ip_address: 10.10.11.32
    network: privNetForBasicZone

# Remove a secondary nic
- local_action:
    module: cs_instance_nic
    vm: privnet
    state: absent
    network: privNetForBasicZone

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
account
string
success
Account the VM is related to.

Sample:
example account
domain
string
success
Domain the VM is related to.

Sample:
example domain
id
string
success
UUID of the nic.

Sample:
87b1e0ce-4e01-11e4-bb66-0050569e64b8
ip_address
string
success
Primary IP of the NIC.

Sample:
10.10.10.10
mac_address
string
success
MAC address of the NIC.

Sample:
02:00:33:31:00:e4
netmask
string
success
Netmask of the NIC.

Sample:
255.255.255.0
network
string
success
Name of the network if not default.

Sample:
sync network
project
string
success
Name of project the VM is related to.

Sample:
Production
vm
string
success
Name of the VM.

Sample:
web-01


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.

Author

  • Marc-Aurèle Brothier (@marcaurele)
  • René Moser (@resmo)

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