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lightsail - Create or delete a virtual machine instance in AWS Lightsail

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Creates or instances in AWS Lightsail and optionally wait for it to be ‘running’.

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
blueprint_id
ID of the instance blueprint image. Required when state='present'
bundle_id
Bundle of specification info for the instance. Required when state='present'
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.
key_pair_name
Name of the key pair to use with the instance
name
required
Name of the instance
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
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
  • running
  • restarted
  • stopped
Indicate desired state of the target.
user_data
Launch script that can configure the instance with additional data
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 ←
Wait for the instance to be in state 'running' before returning. If wait is "no" an ip_address may not be returned
wait_timeout Default:
300
How long before wait gives up, in seconds.
zone
AWS availability zone in which to launch the instance. Required when state='present'

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

# Create a new Lightsail instance, register the instance details
- lightsail:
    state: present
    name: myinstance
    region: us-east-1
    zone: us-east-1a
    blueprint_id: ubuntu_16_04
    bundle_id: nano_1_0
    key_pair_name: id_rsa
    user_data: " echo 'hello world' > /home/ubuntu/test.txt"
    wait_timeout: 500
  register: my_instance

- debug:
    msg: "Name is {{ my_instance.instance.name }}"

- debug:
    msg: "IP is {{ my_instance.instance.public_ip_address }}"

# Delete an instance if present
- lightsail:
    state: absent
    region: us-east-1
    name: myinstance

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
changed
bool
always
if a snapshot has been modified/created

Sample:
{'changed': True}
instance
dict
always
instance data

Sample:
{'username': 'ubuntu', 'blueprint_name': 'Ubuntu', 'public_ip_address': '34.207.152.202', 'blueprint_id': 'ubuntu_16_04', 'hardware': {'cpu_count': 1, 'ram_size_in_gb': 0.5}, 'bundle_id': 'nano_1_0', 'arn': 'arn:aws:lightsail:us-east-1:448830907657:Instance/1fef0175-d6c8-480e-84fa-214f969cda87', 'support_code': '588307843083/i-0997c97831ee21e33', 'networking': {'ports': [{'access_direction': 'inbound', 'common_name': '', 'access_from': 'Anywhere (0.0.0.0/0)', 'from_port': 80, 'protocol': 'tcp', 'to_port': 80, 'access_type': 'public'}, {'access_direction': 'inbound', 'common_name': '', 'access_from': 'Anywhere (0.0.0.0/0)', 'from_port': 22, 'protocol': 'tcp', 'to_port': 22, 'access_type': 'public'}], 'monthly_transfer': {'gb_per_month_allocated': 1024}}, 'name': 'my_instance', 'created_at': '2017-03-27T08:38:59.714000-04:00', 'state': {'code': 16, 'name': 'running'}, 'is_static_ip': False, 'ssh_key_name': 'keypair', 'location': {'region_name': 'us-east-1', 'availability_zone': 'us-east-1a'}, 'private_ip_address': '172.26.8.14', 'resource_type': 'Instance'}


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

  • Nick Ball (@nickball)

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