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gcp_compute_disk - Creates a GCP Disk

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Persistent disks are durable storage devices that function similarly to the physical disks in a desktop or a server. Compute Engine manages the hardware behind these devices to ensure data redundancy and optimize performance for you. Persistent disks are available as either standard hard disk drives (HDD) or solid-state drives (SSD).
  • Persistent disks are located independently from your virtual machine instances, so you can detach or move persistent disks to keep your data even after you delete your instances. Persistent disk performance scales automatically with size, so you can resize your existing persistent disks or add more persistent disks to an instance to meet your performance and storage space requirements.
  • Add a persistent disk to your instance when you need reliable and affordable storage with consistent performance characteristics.

Requirements

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

  • python >= 2.6
  • requests >= 2.18.4
  • google-auth >= 1.3.0

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
auth_kind
required
    Choices:
  • machineaccount
  • serviceaccount
  • application
The type of credential used.
description
An optional description of this resource. Provide this property when you create the resource.
disk_encryption_key
Encrypts the disk using a customer-supplied encryption key.
After you encrypt a disk with a customer-supplied key, you must provide the same key if you use the disk later (e.g. to create a disk snapshot or an image, or to attach the disk to a virtual machine).
Customer-supplied encryption keys do not protect access to metadata of the disk.
If you do not provide an encryption key when creating the disk, then the disk will be encrypted using an automatically generated key and you do not need to provide a key to use the disk later.
raw_key
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.
sha256
The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.
labels
(added in 2.7)
Labels to apply to this disk. A list of key->value pairs.
licenses
Any applicable publicly visible licenses.
name
required
Name of the resource. Provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression `[a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])?` which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.
project Default:
None
The Google Cloud Platform project to use.
scopes
Array of scopes to be used.
service_account_email
An optional service account email address if machineaccount is selected and the user does not wish to use the default email.
service_account_file
The path of a Service Account JSON file if serviceaccount is selected as type.
size_gb
Size of the persistent disk, specified in GB. You can specify this field when creating a persistent disk using the sourceImage or sourceSnapshot parameter, or specify it alone to create an empty persistent disk.
If you specify this field along with sourceImage or sourceSnapshot, the value of sizeGb must not be less than the size of the sourceImage or the size of the snapshot.
source_image
The source image used to create this disk. If the source image is deleted, this field will not be set.
To create a disk with one of the public operating system images, specify the image by its family name. For example, specify family/debian-8 to use the latest Debian 8 image: projects/debian-cloud/global/images/family/debian-8 Alternatively, use a specific version of a public operating system image: projects/debian-cloud/global/images/debian-8-jessie-vYYYYMMDD To create a disk with a private image that you created, specify the image name in the following format: global/images/my-private-image You can also specify a private image by its image family, which returns the latest version of the image in that family. Replace the image name with family/family-name: global/images/family/my-private-family .
source_image_encryption_key
The customer-supplied encryption key of the source image. Required if the source image is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.
raw_key
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.
sha256
The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.
source_snapshot
The source snapshot used to create this disk. You can provide this as a partial or full URL to the resource. For example, the following are valid values: * `https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/project/global/snapshots/snapshot` * `projects/project/global/snapshots/snapshot` * `global/snapshots/snapshot` .
source_snapshot_encryption_key
The customer-supplied encryption key of the source snapshot. Required if the source snapshot is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.
raw_key
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.
sha256
The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Whether the given object should exist in GCP
type
(added in 2.7)
URL of the disk type resource describing which disk type to use to create the disk. Provide this when creating the disk.
zone
required
A reference to the zone where the disk resides.

Notes

Note

  • API Reference: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/reference/latest/disks
  • Adding a persistent disk: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/disks/add-persistent-disk
  • For authentication, you can set service_account_file using the GCP_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE env variable.
  • For authentication, you can set service_account_email using the GCP_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_EMAIL env variable.
  • For authentication, you can set auth_kind using the GCP_AUTH_KIND env variable.
  • For authentication, you can set scopes using the GCP_SCOPES env variable.
  • Environment variables values will only be used if the playbook values are not set.
  • The service_account_email and service_account_file options are mutually exclusive.

Examples

- name: create a disk
  gcp_compute_disk:
      name: "test_object"
      size_gb: 50
      disk_encryption_key:
        raw_key: SGVsbG8gZnJvbSBHb29nbGUgQ2xvdWQgUGxhdGZvcm0=
      zone: us-central1-a
      project: "test_project"
      auth_kind: "service_account"
      service_account_file: "/tmp/auth.pem"
      state: present

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
creation_timestamp
str
success
Creation timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

description
str
success
An optional description of this resource. Provide this property when you create the resource.

disk_encryption_key
complex
success
Encrypts the disk using a customer-supplied encryption key.
After you encrypt a disk with a customer-supplied key, you must provide the same key if you use the disk later (e.g. to create a disk snapshot or an image, or to attach the disk to a virtual machine).
Customer-supplied encryption keys do not protect access to metadata of the disk.
If you do not provide an encryption key when creating the disk, then the disk will be encrypted using an automatically generated key and you do not need to provide a key to use the disk later.

  raw_key
str
success
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

  sha256
str
success
The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.

id
int
success
The unique identifier for the resource.

labels
dict
success
Labels to apply to this disk. A list of key->value pairs.

last_attach_timestamp
str
success
Last attach timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

last_detach_timestamp
str
success
Last dettach timestamp in RFC3339 text format.

licenses
list
success
Any applicable publicly visible licenses.

name
str
success
Name of the resource. Provided by the client when the resource is created. The name must be 1-63 characters long, and comply with RFC1035. Specifically, the name must be 1-63 characters long and match the regular expression `[a-z]([-a-z0-9]*[a-z0-9])?` which means the first character must be a lowercase letter, and all following characters must be a dash, lowercase letter, or digit, except the last character, which cannot be a dash.

size_gb
int
success
Size of the persistent disk, specified in GB. You can specify this field when creating a persistent disk using the sourceImage or sourceSnapshot parameter, or specify it alone to create an empty persistent disk.
If you specify this field along with sourceImage or sourceSnapshot, the value of sizeGb must not be less than the size of the sourceImage or the size of the snapshot.

source_image
str
success
The source image used to create this disk. If the source image is deleted, this field will not be set.
To create a disk with one of the public operating system images, specify the image by its family name. For example, specify family/debian-8 to use the latest Debian 8 image: projects/debian-cloud/global/images/family/debian-8 Alternatively, use a specific version of a public operating system image: projects/debian-cloud/global/images/debian-8-jessie-vYYYYMMDD To create a disk with a private image that you created, specify the image name in the following format: global/images/my-private-image You can also specify a private image by its image family, which returns the latest version of the image in that family. Replace the image name with family/family-name: global/images/family/my-private-family .

source_image_encryption_key
complex
success
The customer-supplied encryption key of the source image. Required if the source image is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.

  raw_key
str
success
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

  sha256
str
success
The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.

source_image_id
str
success
The ID value of the image used to create this disk. This value identifies the exact image that was used to create this persistent disk. For example, if you created the persistent disk from an image that was later deleted and recreated under the same name, the source image ID would identify the exact version of the image that was used.

source_snapshot
dict
success
The source snapshot used to create this disk. You can provide this as a partial or full URL to the resource. For example, the following are valid values: * `https://www.googleapis.com/compute/v1/projects/project/global/snapshots/snapshot` * `projects/project/global/snapshots/snapshot` * `global/snapshots/snapshot` .

source_snapshot_encryption_key
complex
success
The customer-supplied encryption key of the source snapshot. Required if the source snapshot is protected by a customer-supplied encryption key.

  raw_key
str
success
Specifies a 256-bit customer-supplied encryption key, encoded in RFC 4648 base64 to either encrypt or decrypt this resource.

  sha256
str
success
The RFC 4648 base64 encoded SHA-256 hash of the customer-supplied encryption key that protects this resource.

source_snapshot_id
str
success
The unique ID of the snapshot used to create this disk. This value identifies the exact snapshot that was used to create this persistent disk. For example, if you created the persistent disk from a snapshot that was later deleted and recreated under the same name, the source snapshot ID would identify the exact version of the snapshot that was used.

type
str
success
URL of the disk type resource describing which disk type to use to create the disk. Provide this when creating the disk.

users
list
success
Links to the users of the disk (attached instances) in form: project/zones/zone/instances/instance .

zone
str
success
A reference to the zone where the disk resides.



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

  • Google Inc. (@googlecloudplatform)

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