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cs_vmsnapshot - Manages VM snapshots on Apache CloudStack based clouds.

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Create, remove and revert VM from snapshots.

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 snapshot 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.
description
Description of the snapshot.
domain
Domain the VM snapshot is related to.
name
required
Unique Name of the snapshot. In CloudStack terms display name.

aliases: display_name
poll_async Default:
yes
Poll async jobs until job has finished.
project
Name of the project the VM is assigned to.
snapshot_memory Default:
no
Snapshot memory if set to true.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • revert
State of the snapshot.
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
required
Name of the virtual machine.
zone
Name of the zone in which the VM 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: Create a VM snapshot of disk and memory before an upgrade
  local_action:
    module: cs_vmsnapshot
    name: Snapshot before upgrade
    vm: web-01
    snapshot_memory: yes

- name: Revert a VM to a snapshot after a failed upgrade
  local_action:
    module: cs_vmsnapshot
    name: Snapshot before upgrade
    vm: web-01
    state: revert

- name: Remove a VM snapshot after successful upgrade
  local_action:
    module: cs_vmsnapshot
    name: Snapshot before upgrade
    vm: web-01
    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 vm snapshot is related to.

Sample:
example account
created
string
success
date of the snapshot.

Sample:
2015-03-29T14:57:06+0200
current
boolean
success
true if the snapshot is current

Sample:
True
description
string
success
description of vm snapshot

Sample:
snapshot brought to you by Ansible
display_name
string
success
Display name of the snapshot.

Sample:
snapshot before update
domain
string
success
Domain the vm snapshot is related to.

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

Sample:
a6f7a5fc-43f8-11e5-a151-feff819cdc9f
name
string
success
Name of the snapshot.

Sample:
snapshot before update
project
string
success
Name of project the vm snapshot is related to.

Sample:
Production
state
string
success
state of the vm snapshot

Sample:
Allocated
type
string
success
type of vm snapshot

Sample:
DiskAndMemory


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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