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cs_portforward - Manages port forwarding rules on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Create, update and remove port forwarding rules.

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 vm 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 vm is related to.
ip_address
required
Public IP address the rule is assigned to.
network
(added in 2.3)
Name of the network.
open_firewall Default:
no
Whether the firewall rule for public port should be created, while creating the new rule.
Use cs_firewall for managing firewall rules.
poll_async Default:
yes
Poll async jobs until job has finished.
private_end_port
End private port for this rule.
If not specified equal private_port.
private_port
required
Start private port for this rule.
project
Name of the project the vm is located in.
protocol
    Choices:
  • tcp ←
  • udp
Protocol of the port forwarding rule.
public_end_port
End public port for this rule.
If not specified equal public_port.
public_port
required
Start public port for this rule.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
State of the port forwarding rule.
tags
(added in 2.4)
List of tags. Tags are a list of dictionaries having keys key and value.
To delete all tags, set a empty list e.g. tags: [].

aliases: tag
vm
Name of virtual machine which we make the port forwarding rule for.
Required if state=present.
vm_guest_ip Default:
no
VM guest NIC secondary IP address for the port forwarding rule.
vpc
(added in 2.3)
Name of the VPC.
zone
Name of the zone in which the virtual machine is 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

- name: 1.2.3.4:80 -> web01:8080
  local_action:
    module: cs_portforward
    ip_address: 1.2.3.4
    vm: web01
    public_port: 80
    private_port: 8080

- name: forward SSH and open firewall
  local_action:
    module: cs_portforward
    ip_address: '{{ public_ip }}'
    vm: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    public_port: '{{ ansible_ssh_port }}'
    private_port: 22
    open_firewall: true

- name: forward DNS traffic, but do not open firewall
  local_action:
    module: cs_portforward
    ip_address: 1.2.3.4
    vm: '{{ inventory_hostname }}'
    public_port: 53
    private_port: 53
    protocol: udp

- name: remove ssh port forwarding
  local_action:
    module: cs_portforward
    ip_address: 1.2.3.4
    public_port: 22
    private_port: 22
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
id
string
success
UUID of the public IP address.

Sample:
a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f
ip_address
string
success
Public IP address.

Sample:
1.2.3.4
network
string
success
Name of the network.

Sample:
dmz
private_end_port
int
success
End port on the virtual machine's IP address.

private_port
int
success
Start port on the virtual machine's IP address.

Sample:
80
protocol
string
success
Protocol.

Sample:
tcp
public_end_port
int
success
End port on the public IP address.

Sample:
80
public_port
int
success
Start port on the public IP address.

Sample:
80
tags
list
success
Tags related to the port forwarding.

vm_display_name
string
success
Display name of the virtual machine.

Sample:
web-01
vm_guest_ip
string
success
IP of the virtual machine.

Sample:
10.101.65.152
vm_name
string
success
Name of the virtual machine.

Sample:
web-01
vpc
string
success
Name of the VPC.

Sample:
my_vpc


Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

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

  • René Moser (@resmo)

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