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ec2_ami_copy - copies AMI between AWS regions, return new image id

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • Copies AMI from a source region to a destination region. Since version 2.3 this module depends on boto3.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • boto
  • boto3
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
description
An optional human-readable string describing the contents and purpose of the new AMI.
ec2_url
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
encrypted
(added in 2.2)
Whether or not the destination snapshots of the copied AMI should be encrypted.
kms_key_id
(added in 2.2)
KMS key id used to encrypt image. If not specified, uses default EBS Customer Master Key (CMK) for your account.
name Default:
default
The name of the new AMI to copy. (As of 2.3 the default is 'default', in prior versions it was 'null'.)
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
(added in 1.6)
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
source_image_id
required
The ID of the AMI in source region that should be copied.
source_region
required
The source region the AMI should be copied from.
tag_equality
(added in 2.6)
Default:
no
Whether to use tags if the source AMI already exists in the target region. If this is set, and all tags match in an existing AMI, the AMI will not be copied again.
tags
A hash/dictionary of tags to add to the new copied AMI; '{"key":"value"}' and '{"key":"value","key":"value"}'
validate_certs
bool

(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.
wait
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Wait for the copied AMI to be in state 'available' before returning.
wait_timeout Default:
600
How long before wait gives up, in seconds. Prior to 2.3 the default was 1200.
From 2.3-2.5 this option was deprecated in favor of boto3 waiter defaults. This was reenabled in 2.6 to allow timeouts greater than 10 minutes.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

# Basic AMI Copy
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx

# AMI copy wait until available
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    wait: yes
    wait_timeout: 1200  # Default timeout is 600
  register: image_id

# Named AMI copy
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    name: My-Awesome-AMI
    description: latest patch

# Tagged AMI copy (will not copy the same AMI twice)
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    tags:
        Name: My-Super-AMI
        Patch: 1.2.3
    tag_equality: yes

# Encrypted AMI copy
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    encrypted: yes

# Encrypted AMI copy with specified key
- ec2_ami_copy:
    source_region: us-east-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_image_id: ami-xxxxxxx
    encrypted: yes
    kms_key_id: arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:XXXXXXXXXXXX:key/746de6ea-50a4-4bcb-8fbc-e3b29f2d367b

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
image_id
string
always
AMI ID of the copied AMI

Sample:
ami-e689729e


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.

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