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cs_template – Manages templates on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Register templates from an URL.
  • Create templates from a ROOT volume of a stopped VM or its snapshot.
  • Update (since version 2.7), extract and delete templates.

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 template, snapshot or 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.
bits
-
    Choices:
  • 32
  • 64 ←
32 or 64 bits support.
checksum
-
The MD5 checksum value of this template.
If set, we search by checksum instead of name.
cross_zones
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether the template should be synced or removed across zones.
Only used if state is present or absent.
details
-
Template details in key/value pairs.
display_text
-
Display text of the template.
domain
-
Domain the template, snapshot or VM is related to.
format
-
    Choices:
  • QCOW2
  • RAW
  • VHD
  • OVA
The format for the template.
Only considered if state=present.
hypervisor
-
    Choices:
  • KVM
  • kvm
  • VMware
  • vmware
  • BareMetal
  • baremetal
  • XenServer
  • xenserver
  • LXC
  • lxc
  • HyperV
  • hyperv
  • UCS
  • ucs
  • OVM
  • ovm
  • Simulator
  • simulator
Name the hypervisor to be used for creating the new template.
Relevant when using state=present.
is_dynamically_scalable
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Register the template having XS/VMWare tools installed in order to support dynamic scaling of VM CPU/memory.
Only used if state is present.
is_extractable
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Allows the template or its derivatives to be extractable.
is_featured
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Register the template to be featured.
Only used if state is present.
is_public
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Register the template to be publicly available to all users.
Only used if state is present.
is_ready
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Note: this flag was not implemented and therefore marked as deprecated.
Deprecated, will be removed in version 2.11.
is_routing
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Sets the template type to routing, i.e. if template is used to deploy routers.
Only considered if url is used.
mode
-
    Choices:
  • http_download ←
  • ftp_upload
Mode for the template extraction.
Only used if state=extracted.
name
- / required
Name of the template.
os_type
-
OS type that best represents the OS of this template.
password_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Enable template password reset support.
poll_async
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Poll async jobs until job has finished.
project
-
Name of the project the template to be registered in.
requires_hvm
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether the template requires HVM or not.
Only considered while creating the template.
snapshot
-
Name of the snapshot, created from the VM ROOT volume, the template will be created from.
vm is required together with this argument.
sshkey_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
True if the template supports the sshkey upload feature.
Only considered if url is used (API limitation).
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • extracted
State of the template.
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
template_filter
-
    Choices:
  • all
  • featured
  • self ←
  • selfexecutable
  • sharedexecutable
  • executable
  • community
Name of the filter used to search for the template.
The filter all was added in 2.7.
template_find_options
-
added in 2.7
    Choices:
  • display_text
  • checksum
  • cross_zones
Default:
[]
Options to find a template uniquely.
More than one allowed.

aliases: template_find_option
template_tag
-
The tag for this template.
url
-
URL of where the template is hosted on state=present.
URL to which the template would be extracted on state=extracted.
Mutually exclusive with vm.
vm
-
VM name the template will be created from its volume or alternatively from a snapshot.
VM must be in stopped state if created from its volume.
Mutually exclusive with url.
zone
-
Name of the zone you wish the template to be registered or deleted from.
If not specified, first found zone will be 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: register a systemvm template
  local_action:
    module: cs_template
    name: systemvm-vmware-4.5
    url: "http://packages.shapeblue.com/systemvmtemplate/4.5/systemvm64template-4.5-vmware.ova"
    hypervisor: VMware
    format: OVA
    cross_zones: yes
    os_type: Debian GNU/Linux 7(64-bit)

- name: Create a template from a stopped virtual machine's volume
  local_action:
    module: cs_template
    name: Debian 9 (64-bit) 20GB ({{ ansible_date_time.date }})
    vm: debian-9-base-vm
    os_type: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (64-bit)
    zone: tokio-ix
    password_enabled: yes
    is_public: yes

# Note: Use template_find_option(s) when a template name is not unique
- name: Create a template from a stopped virtual machine's volume
  local_action:
    module: cs_template
    name: Debian 9 (64-bit)
    display_text: Debian 9 (64-bit) 20GB ({{ ansible_date_time.date }})
    template_find_option: display_text
    vm: debian-9-base-vm
    os_type: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (64-bit)
    zone: tokio-ix
    password_enabled: yes
    is_public: yes

- name: create a template from a virtual machine's root volume snapshot
  local_action:
    module: cs_template
    name: Debian 9 (64-bit) Snapshot ROOT-233_2015061509114
    snapshot: ROOT-233_2015061509114
    os_type: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (64-bit)
    zone: tokio-ix
    password_enabled: yes
    is_public: yes

- name: Remove a template
  local_action:
    module: cs_template
    name: systemvm-4.2
    cross_zones: yes
    state: absent

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 template is related to.

Sample:
example account
checksum
string
if available
MD5 checksum of the template.

Sample:
0b31bccccb048d20b551f70830bb7ad0
created
string
success
Date of registering.

Sample:
2015-03-29T14:57:06+0200
cross_zones
boolean
if available
true if the template is managed across all zones, false otherwise.

display_text
string
if available
Display text of the template.

Sample:
Debian 7.7 64-bit minimal 2015-03-19
domain
string
success
Domain the template is related to.

Sample:
example domain
format
string
if available
Format of the template.

Sample:
OVA
hypervisor
string
if available
Hypervisor related to this template.

Sample:
VMware
id
string
success
UUID of the template or extracted object.

Sample:
a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f
is_extractable
boolean
if available
True if the template is extractable.

Sample:
True
is_featured
boolean
if available
True if the template is featured.

Sample:
True
is_public
boolean
if available
True if the template is public.

Sample:
True
is_ready
boolean
if available
True if the template is ready to be deployed from.

Sample:
True
mode
string
on state=extracted
Mode of extraction

Sample:
http_download
name
string
success
Name of the template or extracted object.

Sample:
Debian 7 64-bit
os_type
string
if available
Type of the OS.

Sample:
CentOS 6.5 (64-bit)
password_enabled
boolean
if available
True if the reset password feature is enabled, false otherwise.

project
string
success
Name of project the template is related to.

Sample:
Production
sshkey_enabled
boolean
if available
true if template is sshkey enabled, false otherwise.

state
string
on state=extracted
State of the extracted template

Sample:
DOWNLOAD_URL_CREATED
status
string
success
Status of the template or extracted object.

Sample:
Download Complete
tags
dictionary
if available
List of resource tags associated with the template.

Sample:
[ { "key": "foo", "value": "bar" } ]
template_tag
string
if available
Template tag related to this template.

Sample:
special
template_type
string
if available
Type of the template.

Sample:
USER
url
string
on state=extracted
Url to which the template is extracted to

Sample:
http://1.2.3.4/userdata/eb307f13-4aca-45e8-b157-a414a14e6b04.ova
zone
string
success
Name of zone the template is registered in.

Sample:
zuerich


Status

  • This module is guaranteed to have no backward incompatible interface changes going forward. [stableinterface]
  • This module is maintained by the Ansible Community. [community]

Authors

  • René Moser (@resmo)

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