cs_instance_password_reset – Allows resetting VM the default passwords on Apache CloudStack based clouds

New in version 2.8.

Synopsis

  • Resets the default user account’s password on an instance.
  • Requires cloud-init to be installed in the virtual machine.
  • The passwordenabled flag must be set on the template associated with the VM.

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 virtual machine belongs 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
Name of the domain the virtual machine belongs to.
poll_async
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Poll async jobs until job has finished.
project
string
Name of the project the virtual machine belongs to.
vm
string / required
Name of the virtual machine to reset the password on.
zone
string
Name of the zone in which the instance is deployed.
If not set, the 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

- name: stop the virtual machine before resetting the password
  cs_instance:
    name: myvirtualmachine
    state: stopped
  delegate_to: localhost

- name: reset and get new default password
  cs_instance_password_reset:
    vm: myvirtualmachine
  register: root
  delegate_to: localhost
- debug:
    msg: "new default password is {{ root.password }}"

- name: boot the virtual machine to activate the new password
  cs_instance:
    name: myvirtualmachine
    state: started
  delegate_to: localhost
  when: root is changed

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
id
string
success
ID of the virtual machine.

Sample:
a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f
password
string
success
The new default password.

Sample:
ahQu5nuNge3keesh


Status

Authors

  • Gregor Riepl (@onitake)

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