azure_rm – Azure Resource Manager inventory plugin¶
- Query VM details from Azure Resource Manager
- Requires a YAML configuration file whose name ends with ‘azure_rm.(yml|yaml)’
- By default, sets
ansible_hostto the first public IP address found (preferring the primary NIC). If no public IPs are found, the first private IP (also preferring the primary NIC). The default may be overridden via
hostvar_expressions; see examples.
The below requirements are needed on the local master node that executes this inventory.
- python >= 2.7
- azure >= 2.0.0
- For authentication with Azure you can pass parameters, set environment variables, use a profile stored in ~/.azure/credentials, or log in before you run your tasks or playbook with
- Authentication is also possible using a service principal or Active Directory user.
- To authenticate via service principal, pass subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or set environment variables AZURE_SUBSCRIPTION_ID, AZURE_CLIENT_ID, AZURE_SECRET and AZURE_TENANT.
- To authenticate via Active Directory user, pass ad_user and password, or set AZURE_AD_USER and AZURE_PASSWORD in the environment.
- Alternatively, credentials can be stored in ~/.azure/credentials. This is an ini file containing a [default] section and the following keys: subscription_id, client_id, secret and tenant or subscription_id, ad_user and password. It is also possible to add additional profiles. Specify the profile by passing profile or setting AZURE_PROFILE in the environment.
# The following host variables are always available: # public_ipv4_addresses: all public IP addresses, with the primary IP config from the primary NIC first # public_dns_hostnames: all public DNS hostnames, with the primary IP config from the primary NIC first # private_ipv4_addresses: all private IP addressses, with the primary IP config from the primary NIC first # id: the VM's Azure resource ID, eg /subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-1111-1111aaaabb/resourceGroups/my_rg/providers/Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/my_vm # location: the VM's Azure location, eg 'westus', 'eastus' # name: the VM's resource name, eg 'myvm' # os_profile: The VM OS properties, a dictionary, only system is currently available, eg 'os_profile.system not in ['linux']' # powerstate: the VM's current power state, eg: 'running', 'stopped', 'deallocated' # provisioning_state: the VM's current provisioning state, eg: 'succeeded' # tags: dictionary of the VM's defined tag values # resource_type: the VM's resource type, eg: 'Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachine', 'Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachineScaleSets/virtualMachines' # vmid: the VM's internal SMBIOS ID, eg: '36bca69d-c365-4584-8c06-a62f4a1dc5d2' # vmss: if the VM is a member of a scaleset (vmss), a dictionary including the id and name of the parent scaleset # sample 'myazuresub.azure_rm.yaml' # required for all azure_rm inventory plugin configs plugin: azure_rm # forces this plugin to use a CLI auth session instead of the automatic auth source selection (eg, prevents the # presence of 'ANSIBLE_AZURE_RM_X' environment variables from overriding CLI auth) auth_source: cli # fetches VMs from an explicit list of resource groups instead of default all (- '*') include_vm_resource_groups: - myrg1 - myrg2 # fetches VMs from VMSSs in all resource groups (defaults to no VMSS fetch) include_vmss_resource_groups: - '*' # places a host in the named group if the associated condition evaluates to true conditional_groups: # since this will be true for every host, every host sourced from this inventory plugin config will be in the # group 'all_the_hosts' all_the_hosts: true # if the VM's "name" variable contains "dbserver", it will be placed in the 'db_hosts' group db_hosts: "'dbserver' in name" # adds variables to each host found by this inventory plugin, whose values are the result of the associated expression hostvar_expressions: my_host_var: # A statically-valued expression has to be both single and double-quoted, or use escaped quotes, since the outer # layer of quotes will be consumed by YAML. Without the second set of quotes, it interprets 'staticvalue' as a # variable instead of a string literal. some_statically_valued_var: "'staticvalue'" # overrides the default ansible_host value with a custom Jinja2 expression, in this case, the first DNS hostname, or # if none are found, the first public IP address. ansible_host: (public_dns_hostnames + public_ipv4_addresses) | first # places hosts in dynamically-created groups based on a variable value. keyed_groups: # places each host in a group named 'tag_(tag name)_(tag value)' for each tag on a VM. - prefix: tag key: tags # places each host in a group named 'azure_loc_(location name)', depending on the VM's location - prefix: azure_loc key: location # places host in a group named 'some_tag_X' using the value of the 'sometag' tag on a VM as X, and defaulting to the # value 'none' (eg, the group 'some_tag_none') if the 'sometag' tag is not defined for a VM. - prefix: some_tag key: tags.sometag | default('none') # excludes a host from the inventory when any of these expressions is true, can refer to any vars defined on the host exclude_host_filters: # excludes hosts in the eastus region - location in ['eastus'] # excludes hosts that are powered off - powerstate != 'running'