oracle.oci.oci_network_vcn – Manage a Vcn resource in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Note

This plugin is part of the oracle.oci collection (version 4.10.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install oracle.oci.

To use it in a playbook, specify: oracle.oci.oci_network_vcn.

New in version 2.9.0: of oracle.oci

Synopsis

  • This module allows the user to create, update and delete a Vcn resource in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

  • For state=present, creates a new virtual cloud network (VCN). For more information, see VCNs and Subnets.

  • For the VCN, you specify a list of one or more IPv4 CIDR blocks that meet the following criteria:

    • The CIDR blocks must be valid. - They must not overlap with each other or with the on-premises network CIDR block. - The number of CIDR blocks does not exceed the limit of CIDR blocks allowed per VCN.

  • For a CIDR block, Oracle recommends that you use one of the private IP address ranges specified in RFC 1918 (10.0.0.0/8, 172.16/12, and 192.168/16). Example: 172.16.0.0/16. The CIDR blocks can range from /16 to /30.

  • For the purposes of access control, you must provide the OCID of the compartment where you want the VCN to reside. Consult an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure administrator in your organization if you’re not sure which compartment to use. Notice that the VCN doesn’t have to be in the same compartment as the subnets or other Networking Service components. For more information about compartments and access control, see Overview of the IAM Service. For information about OCIDs, see Resource Identifiers.

  • You may optionally specify a display name for the VCN, otherwise a default is provided. It does not have to be unique, and you can change it. Avoid entering confidential information.

  • You can also add a DNS label for the VCN, which is required if you want the instances to use the Interent and VCN Resolver option for DNS in the VCN. For more information, see DNS in Your Virtual Cloud Network.

  • The VCN automatically comes with a default route table, default security list, and default set of DHCP options. The OCID for each is returned in the response. You can’t delete these default objects, but you can change their contents (that is, change the route rules, security list rules, and so on).

  • The VCN and subnets you create are not accessible until you attach an internet gateway or set up a Site-to-Site VPN or FastConnect. For more information, see Overview of the Networking Service.

  • This resource has the following action operations in the oracle.oci.oci_network_vcn_actions module: add_ipv6_vcn_cidr, add_vcn_cidr, change_compartment, modify_vcn_cidr, remove_ipv6_vcn_cidr, remove_vcn_cidr.

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
api_user
string
The OCID of the user, on whose behalf, OCI APIs are invoked. If not set, then the value of the OCI_USER_ID environment variable, if any, is used. This option is required if the user is not specified through a configuration file (See config_file_location). To get the user's OCID, please refer https://docs.us-phoenix-1.oraclecloud.com/Content/API/Concepts/apisigningkey.htm.
api_user_fingerprint
string
Fingerprint for the key pair being used. If not set, then the value of the OCI_USER_FINGERPRINT environment variable, if any, is used. This option is required if the key fingerprint is not specified through a configuration file (See config_file_location). To get the key pair's fingerprint value please refer https://docs.us-phoenix-1.oraclecloud.com/Content/API/Concepts/apisigningkey.htm.
api_user_key_file
string
Full path and filename of the private key (in PEM format). If not set, then the value of the OCI_USER_KEY_FILE variable, if any, is used. This option is required if the private key is not specified through a configuration file (See config_file_location). If the key is encrypted with a pass-phrase, the api_user_key_pass_phrase option must also be provided.
api_user_key_pass_phrase
string
Passphrase used by the key referenced in api_user_key_file, if it is encrypted. If not set, then the value of the OCI_USER_KEY_PASS_PHRASE variable, if any, is used. This option is required if the key passphrase is not specified through a configuration file (See config_file_location).
auth_purpose
string
    Choices:
  • service_principal
The auth purpose which can be used in conjunction with 'auth_type=instance_principal'. The default auth_purpose for instance_principal is None.
auth_type
string
    Choices:
  • api_key ←
  • instance_principal
  • instance_obo_user
  • resource_principal
The type of authentication to use for making API requests. By default auth_type="api_key" based authentication is performed and the API key (see api_user_key_file) in your config file will be used. If this 'auth_type' module option is not specified, the value of the OCI_ANSIBLE_AUTH_TYPE, if any, is used. Use auth_type="instance_principal" to use instance principal based authentication when running ansible playbooks within an OCI compute instance.
byoipv6_cidr_details
list / elements=dictionary
The list of BYOIPv6 OCIDs and BYOIPv6 CIDR blocks required to create a VCN that uses BYOIPv6 ranges.
byoipv6_range_id
string / required
The OCID of the `ByoipRange` resource to which the CIDR block belongs.
ipv6_cidr_block
string / required
An IPv6 CIDR block required to create a VCN with a BYOIP prefix. It could be the whole CIDR block identified in `byoipv6RangeId`, or a subrange. Example: `2001:0db8:0123::/48`
cert_bundle
string
The full path to a CA certificate bundle to be used for SSL verification. This will override the default CA certificate bundle. If not set, then the value of the OCI_ANSIBLE_CERT_BUNDLE variable, if any, is used.
cidr_block
string
**Deprecated.** Do *not* set this value. Use `cidrBlocks` instead. Example: `10.0.0.0/16`
cidr_blocks
list / elements=string
The list of one or more IPv4 CIDR blocks for the VCN that meet the following criteria: - The CIDR blocks must be valid. - They must not overlap with each other or with the on-premises network CIDR block. - The number of CIDR blocks must not exceed the limit of CIDR blocks allowed per VCN.
**Important:** Do *not* specify a value for `cidrBlock`. Use this parameter instead.
compartment_id
string
The OCID of the compartment to contain the VCN.
Required for create using state=present.
Required for update when environment variable OCI_USE_NAME_AS_IDENTIFIER is set.
Required for delete when environment variable OCI_USE_NAME_AS_IDENTIFIER is set.
config_file_location
string
Path to configuration file. If not set then the value of the OCI_CONFIG_FILE environment variable, if any, is used. Otherwise, defaults to ~/.oci/config.
config_profile_name
string
The profile to load from the config file referenced by config_file_location. If not set, then the value of the OCI_CONFIG_PROFILE environment variable, if any, is used. Otherwise, defaults to the "DEFAULT" profile in config_file_location.
defined_tags
dictionary
Defined tags for this resource. Each key is predefined and scoped to a namespace. For more information, see Resource Tags.
Example: `{"Operations": {"CostCenter": "42"}}`
This parameter is updatable.
display_name
string
A user-friendly name. Does not have to be unique, and it's changeable. Avoid entering confidential information.
Required for create, update, delete when environment variable OCI_USE_NAME_AS_IDENTIFIER is set.
This parameter is updatable when OCI_USE_NAME_AS_IDENTIFIER is not set.

aliases: name
dns_label
string
A DNS label for the VCN, used in conjunction with the VNIC's hostname and subnet's DNS label to form a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for each VNIC within this subnet (for example, `bminstance-1.subnet123.vcn1.oraclevcn.com`). Not required to be unique, but it's a best practice to set unique DNS labels for VCNs in your tenancy. Must be an alphanumeric string that begins with a letter. The value cannot be changed.
You must set this value if you want instances to be able to use hostnames to resolve other instances in the VCN. Otherwise the Internet and VCN Resolver will not work.
For more information, see DNS in Your Virtual Cloud Network.
Example: `vcn1`
force_create
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to attempt non-idempotent creation of a resource. By default, create resource is an idempotent operation, and doesn't create the resource if it already exists. Setting this option to true, forcefully creates a copy of the resource, even if it already exists.This option is mutually exclusive with key_by.
freeform_tags
dictionary
Free-form tags for this resource. Each tag is a simple key-value pair with no predefined name, type, or namespace. For more information, see Resource Tags.
Example: `{"Department": "Finance"}`
This parameter is updatable.
ipv6_private_cidr_blocks
list / elements=string
The list of one or more ULA or Private IPv6 CIDR blocks for the vcn that meets the following criteria: - The CIDR blocks must be valid. - Multiple CIDR blocks must not overlap each other or the on-premises network CIDR block. - The number of CIDR blocks must not exceed the limit of IPv6 CIDR blocks allowed to a vcn.
**Important:** Do *not* specify a value for `ipv6CidrBlock`. Use this parameter instead.
is_ipv6_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Whether IPv6 is enabled for the VCN. Default is `false`. If enabled, Oracle will assign the VCN a IPv6 /56 CIDR block. You may skip having Oracle allocate the VCN a IPv6 /56 CIDR block by setting isOracleGuaAllocationEnabled to `false`. For important details about IPv6 addressing in a VCN, see IPv6 Addresses.
Example: `true`
is_oracle_gua_allocation_enabled
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Specifies whether to skip Oracle allocated IPv6 GUA. By default, Oracle will allocate one GUA of /56 size for an IPv6 enabled VCN.
key_by
list / elements=string
The list of attributes of this resource which should be used to uniquely identify an instance of the resource. By default, all the attributes of a resource are used to uniquely identify a resource.
region
string
The Oracle Cloud Infrastructure region to use for all OCI API requests. If not set, then the value of the OCI_REGION variable, if any, is used. This option is required if the region is not specified through a configuration file (See config_file_location). Please refer to https://docs.us-phoenix-1.oraclecloud.com/Content/General/Concepts/regions.htm for more information on OCI regions.
state
string
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
The state of the Vcn.
Use state=present to create or update a Vcn.
Use state=absent to delete a Vcn.
tenancy
string
OCID of your tenancy. If not set, then the value of the OCI_TENANCY variable, if any, is used. This option is required if the tenancy OCID is not specified through a configuration file (See config_file_location). To get the tenancy OCID, please refer https://docs.us-phoenix-1.oraclecloud.com/Content/API/Concepts/apisigningkey.htm
vcn_id
string
The OCID of the VCN.
Required for update using state=present when environment variable OCI_USE_NAME_AS_IDENTIFIER is not set.
Required for delete using state=absent when environment variable OCI_USE_NAME_AS_IDENTIFIER is not set.

aliases: id
wait
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
Whether to wait for create or delete operation to complete.
wait_timeout
integer
Time, in seconds, to wait when wait=yes. Defaults to 1200 for most of the services but some services might have a longer wait timeout.

Examples

- name: Create vcn
  oci_network_vcn:
    # required
    compartment_id: "ocid1.compartment.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx"

    # optional
    cidr_block: cidr_block_example
    cidr_blocks: [ "cidr_blocks_example" ]
    ipv6_private_cidr_blocks: [ "ipv6_private_cidr_blocks_example" ]
    is_oracle_gua_allocation_enabled: true
    byoipv6_cidr_details:
    - # required
      byoipv6_range_id: "ocid1.byoipv6range.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx"
      ipv6_cidr_block: ipv6_cidr_block_example
    dns_label: dns_label_example
    is_ipv6_enabled: true
    defined_tags: {'Operations': {'CostCenter': 'US'}}
    display_name: display_name_example
    freeform_tags: {'Department': 'Finance'}

- name: Update vcn
  oci_network_vcn:
    # required
    vcn_id: "ocid1.vcn.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx"

    # optional
    defined_tags: {'Operations': {'CostCenter': 'US'}}
    display_name: display_name_example
    freeform_tags: {'Department': 'Finance'}

- name: Update vcn using name (when environment variable OCI_USE_NAME_AS_IDENTIFIER is set)
  oci_network_vcn:
    # required
    compartment_id: "ocid1.compartment.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx"
    display_name: display_name_example

    # optional
    defined_tags: {'Operations': {'CostCenter': 'US'}}
    freeform_tags: {'Department': 'Finance'}

- name: Delete vcn
  oci_network_vcn:
    # required
    vcn_id: "ocid1.vcn.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx"
    state: absent

- name: Delete vcn using name (when environment variable OCI_USE_NAME_AS_IDENTIFIER is set)
  oci_network_vcn:
    # required
    compartment_id: "ocid1.compartment.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx"
    display_name: display_name_example
    state: absent

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
vcn
complex
on success
Details of the Vcn resource acted upon by the current operation

Sample:
{'byoipv6_cidr_blocks': [], 'cidr_block': 'cidr_block_example', 'cidr_blocks': [], 'compartment_id': 'ocid1.compartment.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx', 'default_dhcp_options_id': 'ocid1.defaultdhcpoptions.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx', 'default_route_table_id': 'ocid1.defaultroutetable.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx', 'default_security_list_id': 'ocid1.defaultsecuritylist.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx', 'defined_tags': {'Operations': {'CostCenter': 'US'}}, 'display_name': 'display_name_example', 'dns_label': 'dns_label_example', 'freeform_tags': {'Department': 'Finance'}, 'id': 'ocid1.resource.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx', 'ipv6_cidr_blocks': [], 'ipv6_private_cidr_blocks': [], 'lifecycle_state': 'PROVISIONING', 'time_created': '2013-10-20T19:20:30+01:00', 'vcn_domain_name': 'vcn_domain_name_example'}
 
byoipv6_cidr_blocks
list / elements=string
on success
The list of BYOIPv6 CIDR blocks required to create a VCN that uses BYOIPv6 ranges.

 
cidr_block
string
on success
Deprecated. The first CIDR IP address from cidrBlocks.
Example: `172.16.0.0/16`

Sample:
cidr_block_example
 
cidr_blocks
list / elements=string
on success
The list of IPv4 CIDR blocks the VCN will use.

 
compartment_id
string
on success
The OCID of the compartment containing the VCN.

Sample:
ocid1.compartment.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx
 
default_dhcp_options_id
string
on success
The OCID for the VCN's default set of DHCP options.

Sample:
ocid1.defaultdhcpoptions.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx
 
default_route_table_id
string
on success
The OCID for the VCN's default route table.

Sample:
ocid1.defaultroutetable.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx
 
default_security_list_id
string
on success
The OCID for the VCN's default security list.

Sample:
ocid1.defaultsecuritylist.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx
 
defined_tags
dictionary
on success
Defined tags for this resource. Each key is predefined and scoped to a namespace. For more information, see Resource Tags.
Example: `{"Operations": {"CostCenter": "42"}}`

Sample:
{'Operations': {'CostCenter': 'US'}}
 
display_name
string
on success
A user-friendly name. Does not have to be unique, and it's changeable. Avoid entering confidential information.

Sample:
display_name_example
 
dns_label
string
on success
A DNS label for the VCN, used in conjunction with the VNIC's hostname and subnet's DNS label to form a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for each VNIC within this subnet (for example, `bminstance-1.subnet123.vcn1.oraclevcn.com`). Must be an alphanumeric string that begins with a letter. The value cannot be changed.
The absence of this parameter means the Internet and VCN Resolver will not work for this VCN.
For more information, see DNS in Your Virtual Cloud Network.
Example: `vcn1`

Sample:
dns_label_example
 
freeform_tags
dictionary
on success
Free-form tags for this resource. Each tag is a simple key-value pair with no predefined name, type, or namespace. For more information, see Resource Tags.
Example: `{"Department": "Finance"}`

Sample:
{'Department': 'Finance'}
 
id
string
on success
The VCN's Oracle ID (OCID).

Sample:
ocid1.resource.oc1..xxxxxxEXAMPLExxxxxx
 
ipv6_cidr_blocks
list / elements=string
on success
For an IPv6-enabled VCN, this is the list of IPv6 CIDR blocks for the VCN's IP address space. The CIDRs are provided by Oracle and the sizes are always /56.

 
ipv6_private_cidr_blocks
list / elements=string
on success
For an IPv6-enabled VCN, this is the list of Private IPv6 CIDR blocks for the VCN's IP address space.

 
lifecycle_state
string
on success
The VCN's current state.

Sample:
PROVISIONING
 
time_created
string
on success
The date and time the VCN was created, in the format defined by RFC3339.
Example: `2016-08-25T21:10:29.600Z`

Sample:
2013-10-20T19:20:30+01:00
 
vcn_domain_name
string
on success
The VCN's domain name, which consists of the VCN's DNS label, and the `oraclevcn.com` domain.
For more information, see DNS in Your Virtual Cloud Network.
Example: `vcn1.oraclevcn.com`

Sample:
vcn_domain_name_example


Authors

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