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os_server_metadata - Add/Update/Delete Metadata in Compute Instances from OpenStack

New in version 2.6.

Synopsis

  • Add, Update or Remove metadata in compute instances from OpenStack.

Requirements

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

  • openstacksdk
  • python >= 2.7
  • shade

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_timeout
How long should the socket layer wait before timing out for API calls. If this is omitted, nothing will be passed to the requests library.
auth
Dictionary containing auth information as needed by the cloud's auth plugin strategy. For the default password plugin, this would contain auth_url, username, password, project_name and any information about domains if the cloud supports them. For other plugins, this param will need to contain whatever parameters that auth plugin requires. This parameter is not needed if a named cloud is provided or OpenStack OS_* environment variables are present.
auth_type
Name of the auth plugin to use. If the cloud uses something other than password authentication, the name of the plugin should be indicated here and the contents of the auth parameter should be updated accordingly.
availability_zone
Availability zone in which to create the snapshot.
cacert
A path to a CA Cert bundle that can be used as part of verifying SSL API requests.
cert
A path to a client certificate to use as part of the SSL transaction.
cloud
Named cloud or cloud config to operate against. If cloud is a string, it references a named cloud config as defined in an OpenStack clouds.yaml file. Provides default values for auth and auth_type. This parameter is not needed if auth is provided or if OpenStack OS_* environment variables are present. If cloud is a dict, it contains a complete cloud configuration like would be in a section of clouds.yaml.
interface
(added in 2.3)
    Choices:
  • public ←
  • internal
  • admin
Endpoint URL type to fetch from the service catalog.

aliases: endpoint_type
key
A path to a client key to use as part of the SSL transaction.
meta
required
A list of key value pairs that should be provided as a metadata to the instance or a string containing a list of key-value pairs. Eg: meta: "key1=value1,key2=value2"
region_name
Name of the region.
server
required
Name of the instance to update the metadata

aliases: name
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Should the resource be present or absent.
timeout Default:
180
How long should ansible wait for the requested resource.
verify
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether or not SSL API requests should be verified. Before 2.3 this defaulted to True.

aliases: validate_certs
wait
bool
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Should ansible wait until the requested resource is complete.

Notes

Note

  • The standard OpenStack environment variables, such as OS_USERNAME may be used instead of providing explicit values.
  • Auth information is driven by os-client-config, which means that values can come from a yaml config file in /etc/ansible/openstack.yaml, /etc/openstack/clouds.yaml or ~/.config/openstack/clouds.yaml, then from standard environment variables, then finally by explicit parameters in plays. More information can be found at http://docs.openstack.org/developer/os-client-config

Examples

# Creates or updates hostname=test1 as metadata of the server instance vm1
- name: add metadata to compute instance
  hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: add metadata to instance
    os_server_metadata:
        state: present
        auth:
            auth_url: https://openstack-api.example.com:35357/v2.0/
            username: admin
            password: admin
            project_name: admin
        name: vm1
        meta:
            hostname: test1
            group: group1

# Removes the keys under meta from the instance named vm1
- name: delete metadata from compute instance
  hosts: localhost
  tasks:
  - name: delete metadata from instance
    os_server_metadata:
        state: absent
        auth:
            auth_url: https://openstack-api.example.com:35357/v2.0/
            username: admin
            password: admin
            project_name: admin
        name: vm1
        meta:
            hostname:
            group:

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
metadata
dict
success
The metadata of compute instance after the change

Sample:
{'key2': 'value2', 'key1': 'value1'}
server_id
string
success
The compute instance id where the change was made

Sample:
324c4e91-3e03-4f62-9a4d-06119a8a8d16


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

  • Mario Santos (@ruizink)

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