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rax_clb - create / delete a load balancer in Rackspace Public Cloud

New in version 1.4.

Synopsis

  • creates / deletes a Rackspace Public Cloud load balancer.

Requirements

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

  • pyrax
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
algorithm
    Choices:
  • RANDOM
  • LEAST_CONNECTIONS ←
  • ROUND_ROBIN
  • WEIGHTED_LEAST_CONNECTIONS
  • WEIGHTED_ROUND_ROBIN
algorithm for the balancer being created
api_key
Rackspace API key, overrides credentials.

aliases: password
auth_endpoint
(added in 1.5)
Default:
https://identity.api.rackspacecloud.com/v2.0/
The URI of the authentication service.
credentials
File to find the Rackspace credentials in. Ignored if api_key and username are provided.

aliases: creds_file
env
(added in 1.5)
identity_type
(added in 1.5)
Default:
rackspace
Authentication mechanism to use, such as rackspace or keystone.
meta
A hash of metadata to associate with the instance
name
Name to give the load balancer
port Default:
80
Port for the balancer being created
protocol
    Choices:
  • DNS_TCP
  • DNS_UDP
  • FTP
  • HTTP ←
  • HTTPS
  • IMAPS
  • IMAPv4
  • LDAP
  • LDAPS
  • MYSQL
  • POP3
  • POP3S
  • SMTP
  • TCP
  • TCP_CLIENT_FIRST
  • UDP
  • UDP_STREAM
  • SFTP
Protocol for the balancer being created
region Default:
DFW
Region to create an instance in.
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Indicate desired state of the resource
tenant_id
(added in 1.5)
The tenant ID used for authentication.
tenant_name
(added in 1.5)
The tenant name used for authentication.
timeout Default:
30
timeout for communication between the balancer and the node
type
    Choices:
  • PUBLIC ←
  • SERVICENET
type of interface for the balancer being created
username
Rackspace username, overrides credentials.
verify_ssl
(added in 1.5)
Whether or not to require SSL validation of API endpoints.
vip_id
(added in 1.5)
Virtual IP ID to use when creating the load balancer for purposes of sharing an IP with another load balancer of another protocol
wait
bool
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
wait for the balancer to be in state 'running' before returning
wait_timeout Default:
300
how long before wait gives up, in seconds

Notes

Note

  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.
  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating
  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file
  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, ...)
  • The following environment variables can be used, RAX_USERNAME, RAX_API_KEY, RAX_CREDS_FILE, RAX_CREDENTIALS, RAX_REGION.
  • RAX_CREDENTIALS and RAX_CREDS_FILE points to a credentials file appropriate for pyrax. See https://github.com/rackspace/pyrax/blob/master/docs/getting_started.md#authenticating
  • RAX_USERNAME and RAX_API_KEY obviate the use of a credentials file
  • RAX_REGION defines a Rackspace Public Cloud region (DFW, ORD, LON, ...)

Examples

- name: Build a Load Balancer
  gather_facts: False
  hosts: local
  connection: local
  tasks:
    - name: Load Balancer create request
      local_action:
        module: rax_clb
        credentials: ~/.raxpub
        name: my-lb
        port: 8080
        protocol: HTTP
        type: SERVICENET
        timeout: 30
        region: DFW
        wait: yes
        state: present
        meta:
          app: my-cool-app
      register: my_lb

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

  • Christopher H. Laco (@claco)
  • Matt Martz (@sivel)

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