Lately I’ve been working on automatically provisioning servers while trying to
remain sane as well as getting simple automatic deployments
running. I’ve been bit by it before, but it wasn’t until I was trying to set up
loadbalancers and DNS in Rackspace, that I took some time to look into the
with_subelements doesn’t work properly. At least not the
way I thought it should work.
With this object…
with_subelements can access the list in
object.subobject as well as the
sublist with the following:
sublist is placed deeper in the object, like the virtual IPs are, when
creating multiple Rackspace load balancers:
… and you try to access it with
… Ansible just complains that the key
balancer.virtual_ips wasn’t found or
didn’t contain a list.
So I fixed that, making
with_subelements properly descend the levels
of an object. You can place the updated version of
subelements.py in your
Ansible project in the
filter_plugins folder until my pull request
hopefully is accepted.