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nios_next_ip – Return the next available IP address for a network

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Uses the Infoblox WAPI API to return the next available IP addresses for a given network CIDR

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local master node that executes this lookup.

  • infoblox-client

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
- / required
The CIDR network to retrieve the next addresses from
exclude
-
added in 2.7
List of IP's that need to be excluded from returned IP addresses
num
-
Default:
1
The number of IP addresses to return
provider
dictionary
A dict object containing connection details.
host
string / required
Specifies the DNS host name or address for connecting to the remote instance of NIOS WAPI over REST
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_HOST environment variable.
http_request_timeout
integer
Default:
10
The amount of time before to wait before receiving a response
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_HTTP_REQUEST_TIMEOUT environment variable.
max_results
integer
Default:
1000
Specifies the maximum number of objects to be returned, if set to a negative number the appliance will return an error when the number of returned objects would exceed the setting.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_MAX_RESULTS environment variable.
max_retries
integer
Default:
3
Configures the number of attempted retries before the connection is declared usable
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_MAX_RETRIES environment variable.
password
string
Specifies the password to use to authenticate the connection to the remote instance of NIOS.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_PASSWORD environment variable.
username
string
Configures the username to use to authenticate the connection to the remote instance of NIOS.
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_USERNAME environment variable.
validate_certs
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Boolean value to enable or disable verifying SSL certificates
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_SSL_VERIFY environment variable.

aliases: ssl_verify
wapi_version
string
Default:
"2.1"
Specifies the version of WAPI to use
Value can also be specified using INFOBLOX_WAP_VERSION environment variable.
Until ansible 2.8 the default WAPI was 1.4

Notes

Note

  • This module must be run locally, which can be achieved by specifying connection: local.
  • Please read the Infoblox Guide for more detailed information on how to use Infoblox with Ansible.

Examples

- name: return next available IP address for network 192.168.10.0/24
  set_fact:
    ipaddr: "{{ lookup('nios_next_ip', '192.168.10.0/24', provider={'host': 'nios01', 'username': 'admin', 'password': 'password'}) }}"

- name: return the next 3 available IP addresses for network 192.168.10.0/24
  set_fact:
    ipaddr: "{{ lookup('nios_next_ip', '192.168.10.0/24', num=3, provider={'host': 'nios01', 'username': 'admin', 'password': 'password'}) }}"

- name: return the next 3 available IP addresses for network 192.168.10.0/24 excluding ip addresses - ['192.168.10.1', '192.168.10.2']
  set_fact:
    ipaddr: "{{ lookup('nios_next_ip', '192.168.10.0/24', num=3, exclude=['192.168.10.1', '192.168.10.2'],
                provider={'host': 'nios01', 'username': 'admin', 'password': 'password'}) }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_list
list
always
The list of next IP addresses available



Status

Authors

  • UNKNOWN

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