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elb_network_lb - Manage a Network Load Balancer

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

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
cross_zone_load_balancing
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Indicates whether cross-zone load balancing is enabled.
deletion_protection
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Indicates whether deletion protection for the ELB is enabled.
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.
listeners
A list of dicts containing listeners to attach to the ELB. See examples for detail of the dict required. Note that listener keys are CamelCased.
name
required
The name of the load balancer. This name must be unique within your AWS account, can have a maximum of 32 characters, must contain only alphanumeric characters or hyphens, and must not begin or end with a hyphen.
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
purge_listeners
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If yes, existing listeners will be purged from the ELB to match exactly what is defined by listeners parameter. If the listeners parameter is not set then listeners will not be modified
purge_tags
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If yes, existing tags will be purged from the resource to match exactly what is defined by tags parameter. If the tags parameter is not set then tags will not be modified.
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
scheme
    Choices:
  • internet-facing ←
  • internal
Internet-facing or internal load balancer. An ELB scheme can not be modified after creation.
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
state
required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
Create or destroy the load balancer.
subnet_mappings
A list of dicts containing the IDs of the subnets to attach to the load balancer. You can also specify the allocation ID of an Elastic IP to attach to the load balancer. You can specify one Elastic IP address per subnet. This parameter is mutually exclusive with subnets
subnets
A list of the IDs of the subnets to attach to the load balancer. You can specify only one subnet per Availability Zone. You must specify subnets from at least two Availability Zones. Required if state=present. This parameter is mutually exclusive with subnet_mappings
tags
A dictionary of one or more tags to assign to the load balancer.
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
Whether or not to wait for the network load balancer to reach the desired state.
wait_timeout
The duration in seconds to wait, used in conjunction with wait.

Notes

Note

  • Listeners are matched based on port. If a listener’s port is changed then a new listener will be created.
  • Listener rules are matched based on priority. If a rule’s priority is changed then a new rule will be created.
  • 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.

# Create an ELB and attach a listener
- elb_network_lb:
    name: myelb
    subnets:
      - subnet-012345678
      - subnet-abcdef000
    listeners:
      - Protocol: TCP # Required. The protocol for connections from clients to the load balancer (Only TCP is available) (case-sensitive).
        Port: 80 # Required. The port on which the load balancer is listening.
        DefaultActions:
          - Type: forward # Required. Only 'forward' is accepted at this time
            TargetGroupName: mytargetgroup # Required. The name of the target group
    state: present

# Create an ELB with an attached Elastic IP address
- elb_network_lb:
    name: myelb
    subnet_mappings:
      - SubnetId: subnet-012345678
        AllocationId: eipalloc-aabbccdd
    listeners:
      - Protocol: TCP # Required. The protocol for connections from clients to the load balancer (Only TCP is available) (case-sensitive).
        Port: 80 # Required. The port on which the load balancer is listening.
        DefaultActions:
          - Type: forward # Required. Only 'forward' is accepted at this time
            TargetGroupName: mytargetgroup # Required. The name of the target group
    state: present

# Remove an ELB
- elb_network_lb:
    name: myelb
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
availability_zones
list
when state is present
The Availability Zones for the load balancer.

Sample:
[{'subnet_id': 'subnet-aabbccddff', 'zone_name': 'ap-southeast-2a', 'load_balancer_addresses': []}]
canonical_hosted_zone_id
string
when state is present
The ID of the Amazon Route 53 hosted zone associated with the load balancer.

Sample:
ABCDEF12345678
created_time
string
when state is present
The date and time the load balancer was created.

Sample:
2015-02-12T02:14:02+00:00
deletion_protection_enabled
string
when state is present
Indicates whether deletion protection is enabled.

Sample:
True
dns_name
string
when state is present
The public DNS name of the load balancer.

Sample:
internal-my-elb-123456789.ap-southeast-2.elb.amazonaws.com
idle_timeout_timeout_seconds
string
when state is present
The idle timeout value, in seconds.

Sample:
60
ip_address_type
string
when state is present
The type of IP addresses used by the subnets for the load balancer.

Sample:
ipv4
listeners
complex
when state is present
Information about the listeners.

  default_actions
string
when state is present
The default actions for the listener.

    target_group_arn
string
when state is present
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the target group.

    type
string
when state is present
The type of action.

  listener_arn
string
when state is present
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the listener.

  protocol
string
when state is present
The protocol for connections from clients to the load balancer.

Sample:
HTTPS
  ssl_policy
string
when state is present
The security policy that defines which ciphers and protocols are supported.

  certificates
complex
when state is present
The SSL server certificate.

    certificate_arn
string
when state is present
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the certificate.

  load_balancer_arn
string
when state is present
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the load balancer.

  port
int
when state is present
The port on which the load balancer is listening.

Sample:
80
load_balancer_arn
string
when state is present
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the load balancer.

Sample:
arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:ap-southeast-2:0123456789:loadbalancer/app/my-elb/001122334455
load_balancer_name
string
when state is present
The name of the load balancer.

Sample:
my-elb
load_balancing_cross_zone_enabled
string
when state is present
Indicates whether cross-zone load balancing is enabled.

Sample:
True
scheme
string
when state is present
Internet-facing or internal load balancer.

Sample:
internal
state
dict
when state is present
The state of the load balancer.

Sample:
{'code': 'active'}
tags
dict
when state is present
The tags attached to the load balancer.

Sample:
{ 'Tag': 'Example' }
type
string
when state is present
The type of load balancer.

Sample:
network
vpc_id
string
when state is present
The ID of the VPC for the load balancer.

Sample:
vpc-0011223344


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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