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ec2_tag - create and remove tag(s) to ec2 resources.

New in version 1.3.

Synopsis

  • Creates, removes and lists tags from any EC2 resource. The resource is referenced by its resource id (e.g. an instance being i-XXXXXXX). It is designed to be used with complex args (tags), see the examples. This module has a dependency on python-boto.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • boto

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key Default:
None
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 Default:
None
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 Default:
None
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.
profile
(added in 1.6)
Default:
None
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
resource
required
Default:
None
The EC2 resource id.
security_token
(added in 1.6)
Default:
None
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
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • list
Whether the tags should be present or absent on the resource. Use list to interrogate the tags of an instance.
tags
required
Default:
None
a hash/dictionary of tags to add to the resource; '{"key":"value"}' and '{"key":"value","key":"value"}'
validate_certs
(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 http://boto.readthedocs.org/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

- name: Ensure tags are present on a resource
  ec2_tag:
    region: eu-west-1
    resource: vol-XXXXXX
    state: present
    tags:
      Name: ubervol
      env: prod

- name: Ensure one dbserver is running
  ec2:
    count_tag:
      Name: dbserver
      Env: production
    exact_count: 1
    group: '{{ security_group }}'
    keypair: '{{ keypair }}'
    image: '{{ image_id }}'
    instance_tags:
      Name: dbserver
      Env: production
    instance_type: '{{ instance_type }}'
    region: eu-west-1
    volumes:
      - device_name: /dev/xvdb
        device_type: standard
        volume_size: 10
        delete_on_termination: True
    wait: True
  register: ec2

- name: Retrieve all volumes for a queried instance
  ec2_vol:
    instance: '{{ item.id }}'
    region: eu-west-1
    state: list
  with_items: '{{ ec2.tagged_instances }}'
  register: ec2_vol

- name: Ensure all volumes are tagged
  ec2_tag:
    region:  eu-west-1
    resource: '{{ item.id }}'
    state: present
    tags:
      Name: dbserver
      Env: production
  with_items:
    - ec2_vol.volumes

- name: Get EC2 facts
  action: ec2_facts

- name: Retrieve all tags on an instance
  ec2_tag:
    region: '{{ ansible_ec2_placement_region }}'
    resource: '{{ ansible_ec2_instance_id }}'
    state: list
  register: ec2_tags

- name: List tags, such as Name and env
  debug:
    msg: '{{ ec2_tags.tags.Name }} {{ ec2_tags.tags.env }}'

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.

Author

  • Lester Wade (@lwade)

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