gce_instance_template – create or destroy instance templates of Compute Engine of GCP

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Creates or destroy Google instance templates of Compute Engine of Google Cloud Platform.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • apache-libcloud >= 0.13.3, >= 0.17.0 if using JSON credentials, >= 0.20.0 if using preemptible option

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
automatic_restart
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Defines whether the instance should be automatically restarted when it is terminated by Compute Engine.
can_ip_forward
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Set to yes to allow instance to send/receive non-matching src/dst packets.
credentials_file
-
path to the JSON file associated with the service account email
description
-
description of instance template
disk_auto_delete
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Indicate that the boot disk should be deleted when the Node is deleted.
disk_type
-
Default:
"pd-standard"
Specify a pd-standard disk or pd-ssd for an SSD disk.
disks
-
a list of persistent disks to attach to the instance; a string value gives the name of the disk; alternatively, a dictionary value can define 'name' and 'mode' ('READ_ONLY' or 'READ_WRITE'). The first entry will be the boot disk (which must be READ_WRITE).
disks_gce_struct
-
added in 2.4
Support passing in the GCE-specific formatted formatted disks[] structure. Case sensitive. see https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/latest/instanceTemplates#resource for detailed information
external_ip
-
Default:
"ephemeral"
The external IP address to use. If ephemeral, a new non-static address will be used. If None, then no external address will be used. To use an existing static IP address specify address name.
image
-
The image to use to create the instance. Cannot specify both both image and source.
image_family
-
The image family to use to create the instance. If image has been used image_family is ignored. Cannot specify both image and source.
metadata
-
a hash/dictionary of custom data for the instance; '{"key":"value", ...}'
name
-
The name of the GCE instance template.
network
-
Default:
"default"
The network to associate with the instance.
nic_gce_struct
-
Support passing in the GCE-specific formatted networkInterfaces[] structure.
pem_file
-
path to the pem file associated with the service account email This option is deprecated. Use 'credentials_file'.
preemptible
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Defines whether the instance is preemptible.
project_id
-
your GCE project ID
service_account_email
-
service account email
service_account_permissions
-
    Choices:
  • bigquery
  • cloud-platform
  • compute-ro
  • compute-rw
  • useraccounts-ro
  • useraccounts-rw
  • datastore
  • logging-write
  • monitoring
  • sql-admin
  • storage-full
  • storage-ro
  • storage-rw
  • taskqueue
  • userinfo-email
service account permissions (see https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/compute/instances/create, --scopes section for detailed information)
size
-
Default:
"f1-micro"
The desired machine type for the instance template.
source
-
A source disk to attach to the instance. Cannot specify both image and source.
state
-
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The desired state for the instance template.
subnetwork
-
The Subnetwork resource name for this instance.
subnetwork_region
-
added in 2.4
Region that subnetwork resides in. (Required for subnetwork to successfully complete)
tags
-
a comma-separated list of tags to associate with the instance

Notes

Note

  • JSON credentials strongly preferred.

Examples

# Usage
- name: create instance template named foo
  gce_instance_template:
    name: foo
    size: n1-standard-1
    image_family: ubuntu-1604-lts
    state: present
    project_id: "your-project-name"
    credentials_file: "/path/to/your-key.json"
    service_account_email: "[email protected]"

# Example Playbook
- name: Compute Engine Instance Template Examples
  hosts: localhost
  vars:
    service_account_email: "[email protected]"
    credentials_file: "/path/to/your-key.json"
    project_id: "your-project-name"
  tasks:
    - name: create instance template
      gce_instance_template:
        name: my-test-instance-template
        size: n1-standard-1
        image_family: ubuntu-1604-lts
        state: present
        project_id: "{{ project_id }}"
        credentials_file: "{{ credentials_file }}"
        service_account_email: "{{ service_account_email }}"
    - name: delete instance template
      gce_instance_template:
        name: my-test-instance-template
        size: n1-standard-1
        image_family: ubuntu-1604-lts
        state: absent
        project_id: "{{ project_id }}"
        credentials_file: "{{ credentials_file }}"
        service_account_email: "{{ service_account_email }}"

# Example playbook using disks_gce_struct
- name: Compute Engine Instance Template Examples
  hosts: localhost
  vars:
    service_account_email: "[email protected]"
    credentials_file: "/path/to/your-key.json"
    project_id: "your-project-name"
  tasks:
    - name: create instance template
      gce_instance_template:
        name: foo
        size: n1-standard-1
        state: present
        project_id: "{{ project_id }}"
        credentials_file: "{{ credentials_file }}"
        service_account_email: "{{ service_account_email }}"
        disks_gce_struct:
          - device_name: /dev/sda
            boot: true
            autoDelete: true
            initializeParams:
              diskSizeGb: 30
              diskType: pd-ssd
              sourceImage: projects/debian-cloud/global/images/family/debian-8

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