win_hosts – Manages hosts file entries on Windows¶
New in version 2.8.
- Manages hosts file entries on Windows.
- Maps IPv4 or IPv6 addresses to canonical names.
- Adds, removes, or sets cname records for ip and hostname pairs.
- Modifies %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
- Each canonical name can only be mapped to one IPv4 and one IPv6 address. If canonical_name is provided with
state=presentand is found to be mapped to another IP address that is the same type as, but unique from ip_address, then canonical_name and all aliases will be removed from the entry and added to an entry with the provided IP address.
- Each alias can only be mapped to one canonical name. If aliases is provided with
state=presentand an alias is found to be mapped to another canonical name, then the alias will be removed from the entry and either added to or removed from (depending on action) an entry with the provided canonical name.
- win_template – Template a file out to a remote server
- The official documentation on the win_template module.
- win_file – Creates, touches or removes files or directories
- The official documentation on the win_file module.
- win_copy – Copies files to remote locations on windows hosts
- The official documentation on the win_copy module.
- name: Add 127.0.0.1 as an A record for localhost win_hosts: state: present canonical_name: localhost ip_address: 127.0.0.1 - name: Add ::1 as an AAAA record for localhost win_hosts: state: present canonical_name: localhost ip_address: '::1' - name: Remove 'bar' and 'zed' from the list of aliases for foo (192.168.1.100) win_hosts: state: present canoncial_name: foo ip_address: 192.168.1.100 action: remove aliases: - bar - zed - name: Remove hosts entries with canonical name 'bar' win_hosts: state: absent canonical_name: bar - name: Remove 10.2.0.1 from the list of hosts win_hosts: state: absent ip_address: 10.2.0.1 - name: Ensure all name resolution is handled by DNS win_hosts: state: absent