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ec2_asg_facts - Gather facts about ec2 Auto Scaling Groups (ASGs) in AWS

New in version 2.2.

Synopsis

  • Gather facts about ec2 Auto Scaling Groups (ASGs) in AWS

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
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.
name
The prefix or name of the auto scaling group(s) you are searching for.
Note: This is a regular expression match with implicit '^' (beginning of string). Append '$' for a complete name match.
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
tags
A dictionary/hash of tags in the format { tag1_name: 'tag1_value', tag2_name: 'tag2_value' } to match against the auto scaling group(s) you are searching for.
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.

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

# Note: These examples do not set authentication details, see the AWS Guide for details.

# Find all groups
- ec2_asg_facts:
  register: asgs

# Find a group with matching name/prefix
- ec2_asg_facts:
    name: public-webserver-asg
  register: asgs

# Find a group with matching tags
- ec2_asg_facts:
    tags:
      project: webapp
      env: production
  register: asgs

# Find a group with matching name/prefix and tags
- ec2_asg_facts:
    name: myproject
    tags:
      env: production
  register: asgs

# Fail if no groups are found
- ec2_asg_facts:
    name: public-webserver-asg
  register: asgs
  failed_when: "{{ asgs.results | length == 0 }}"

# Fail if more than 1 group is found
- ec2_asg_facts:
    name: public-webserver-asg
  register: asgs
  failed_when: "{{ asgs.results | length > 1 }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
auto_scaling_group_arn
string
success
The Amazon Resource Name of the ASG

Sample:
arn:aws:autoscaling:us-west-2:1234567890:autoScalingGroup:10787c52-0bcb-427d-82ba-c8e4b008ed2e:autoScalingGroupName/public-webapp-production-1
auto_scaling_group_name
str
success
Name of autoscaling group

Sample:
public-webapp-production-1
availability_zones
list
success
List of Availability Zones that are enabled for this ASG.

Sample:
['us-west-2a', 'us-west-2b', 'us-west-2a']
created_time
string
success
The date and time this ASG was created, in ISO 8601 format.

Sample:
2015-11-25T00:05:36.309Z
default_cooldown
int
success
The default cooldown time in seconds.

Sample:
300
desired_capacity
int
success
The number of EC2 instances that should be running in this group.

Sample:
3
health_check_period
int
success
Length of time in seconds after a new EC2 instance comes into service that Auto Scaling starts checking its health.

Sample:
30
health_check_type
str
success
The service you want the health status from, one of "EC2" or "ELB".

Sample:
ELB
instances
list
success
List of EC2 instances and their status as it relates to the ASG.

Sample:
[{'instance_id': 'i-es22ad25', 'lifecycle_state': 'InService', 'health_status': 'Healthy', 'protected_from_scale_in': 'false', 'availability_zone': 'us-west-2a', 'launch_configuration_name': 'public-webapp-production-1'}]
launch_config_name
str
success
Name of launch configuration associated with the ASG. Same as launch_configuration_name, provided for compatibility with ec2_asg module.

Sample:
public-webapp-production-1
launch_configuration_name
str
success
Name of launch configuration associated with the ASG.

Sample:
public-webapp-production-1
load_balancer_names
list
success
List of load balancers names attached to the ASG.

Sample:
['elb-webapp-prod']
max_size
int
success
Maximum size of group

Sample:
3
min_size
int
success
Minimum size of group

Sample:
1
new_instances_protected_from_scale_in
boolean
success
Whether or not new instances a protected from automatic scaling in.

Sample:
false
placement_group
str
success
Placement group into which instances are launched, if any.

Sample:
None
status
str
success
The current state of the group when DeleteAutoScalingGroup is in progress.

Sample:
None
tags
list
success
List of tags for the ASG, and whether or not each tag propagates to instances at launch.

Sample:
[{'propagate_at_launch': 'true', 'key': 'Name', 'value': 'public-webapp-production-1', 'resource_type': 'auto-scaling-group', 'resource_id': 'public-webapp-production-1'}, {'propagate_at_launch': 'true', 'key': 'env', 'value': 'production', 'resource_type': 'auto-scaling-group', 'resource_id': 'public-webapp-production-1'}]
target_group_arns
list
success
List of ARNs of the target groups that the ASG populates

Sample:
['arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:ap-southeast-2:123456789012:targetgroup/target-group-host-hello/1a2b3c4d5e6f1a2b', 'arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:ap-southeast-2:123456789012:targetgroup/target-group-path-world/abcd1234abcd1234']
target_group_names
list
success
List of names of the target groups that the ASG populates

Sample:
['target-group-host-hello', 'target-group-path-world']
termination_policies
str
success
A list of termination policies for the group.

Sample:
['Default']


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.

Author

  • Rob White (@wimnat)

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